‘Fallout 4’: Three DLCs Announced, Virtual Reality Version Inbound For HTC Vive

Fallout 4 DLC has been a big topic ever since the game released. The first two add-ons, Automatron and Wasteland Workshop, met with mixed reviews – Automatron currently boasts 2.5 stars on Metacritic and a user score of 3.3/10 – and no storyline DLC came along until last month’s Far Harbor.

Now, according to a report from The Express, the final DLC packs for Fallout 4 have been announced at E3 – and two are just around the corner.

The first, slated for release this Tuesday, is Fallout 4: Contraptions. Like Wasteland Workshop, it’s another pack focused on improving your settlement and comes with a range of devices such as conveyor belts, scaffolding kits, track kits, and even logic gates. Hopefully, it is received somewhat better than the last settlement-focused pack.

It also comes with an array of useful constructions and flashy decorations like elevators, greenhouses, warehouses, armor racks, fireworks, and more.

Next up, with a release date sometime in July, is Fallout 4:Vault-Tec Workshop. Yes, yet another workshop DLC. This one, though, focuses on the pre-apocalypse aesthetic of the game, allowing players to build their own Vault using a pre-war industrial kit and brings retro ’50s-style furniture, gadgets, lighting, and art.

One begins to get the feeling that Fallout 4 developers would actually rather be working on a series of Minecraft mods.

Perhaps more interestingly, in a definite nod to Fallout Shelter fans, players of Vault-Tec Workshop won’t just be building their own Vault – they’ll be running it as a Fallout Vault.

Yes, this means that you’ll be able to run Vault-Tec-approved experiments on your hapless Vault Dwellers. Time to break out those faulty water chips, virtual reality pods, and cloning labs.

Fallout 3 Gary Vault Gary? Gaaaaaary! [Image via Fallout 3/Bethesda Softworks]Allegedly, learning what makes the “ideal” Vault citizen will also be involved.

Finally, another major story DLC is on the way: Fallout 4: Nuka-World. According to MNG, Nuka-World takes place in an abandoned amusement park sponsored by Nuka-Cola (because of course it is) which has become a vast, lawless city populated by Raiders. Featuring “an all-new region with an open wasteland and park zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, and the Galactic Zone,” the DLC is the first to provide the player with some more open-ended choices; players can actually become one of the Raiders and play the bad guy, for a change.

Welcome to Nuka-World! Please don't check your weapons if you want to live! Welcome to Nuka-World! Please don’t check your weapons if you want to live! [Image via YouTube/Bethesda Softworks]Although details are still sparse, the official announcements suggest that players will eventually be able to lead gangs of Raiders in attacks on the Commonwealth, looting, pillaging, and conquering settlements. Nuka-World will also feature new quests, creatures, weapons, Raiders, and more.

Finally, one other interesting tidbit has come out of Bethesda’s E3 conference. Bethesda is planning to bring out Fallout 4 VR sometime next year, a virtual reality Fallout set to release on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One Scorpio console.

Not only is this a great announcement on its own, but Fallout 4 VR will also be released for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and may represent salvation to the failing smartphone company, which has basically been pushed completely out of the market by Samsung and Apple. Fallout 4 broke sales records on the PC and elsewhere, and anyone not wanting the new Xbox who wants to play Fallout 4 VR is going to need an HTC headset, representing a potentially massive step forward for the beleaguered Taiwanese corporation.

Unfortunately, little else is known about Fallout 4 VR at this point; whether it will be a direct port of Fallout 4, a spinoff property, or something completely different, we’re entirely in the dark.

But it’s a safe bet that it’s going to be good.

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