By comparison, Fallout 3 had five paid expansions; plus, Bethesda confirms beta-testers must sign an NDA.
The three Fallout 4 expansions announced this week represent just the beginning of Bethesda's post-launch plans for the RPG. In its announcement Tuesday, Bethesda said as much. But now, marketing executive Pete Hines has teased how much more content is coming beyond what's been announced, saying on Twitter that the company is planning "several more" expansions.
@MarekMcManus it includes more than just a the three. Several more.— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) February 17, 2016
The first three Fallout 4 expansions are Automatron (March; $10), Wasteland Workshop (April; $5), and Far Harbor (May; $25). In addition to these paid expansions, Bethesda will support Fallout 4 with more free updates, while PC players are getting the Creation Kit modding tools later this year.
As announced previously, some Fallout 4 PC mods will be playable on console, starting with Xbox One and then later for PlayStation 4.
By comparison, Bethesda released five paid DLC expansions for Fallout 3. These were Operation Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta.
Given Bethesda's "expanded DLC plan" for Fallout 4, the price of the game's DLC pass will increase from $30 to $50 effective March 1. Overall, Bethesda says it plans to deliver "more than $60 worth of new Fallout adventures and features" in 2016.
Hines also has confirmed that people who are invited to beta test Fallout 4's expansions must be 18 years old and need to sign a nondisclosure agreement. Additionally, he said there won't be a set schedule for when people will be invited in, only that Bethesda developers will reach out when testers are needed.
You can sign up for the Fallout 4 expansion beta-testing program here on Bethesda's website.
For more on Fallout 4, you can check out GameSpot's review.