Bethesda announced that the Fallout SDK, aptly named the Garden of Eden Creation Kit. They're also going to pump out some downloadable content.
Bethesda Softworks Announces:
Creation Kit and First Downloadable Content for Fallout 3
Editor to be Available in December; Downloadable Content coming for January, February, and March
November 25, 2008 (ROCKVILLE, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax
Media company, today announced plans to make both its editor and
downloadable content available for its award-winning game, Fallout® 3
in the coming weeks. The official editor for Fallout 3, called the
G.E.C.K. (Garden of Eden Creation Kit), will be available for free
download in December and will allow Games for Windows® users to create
and add their own content to the game. In addition, the first official
downloadable content, Operation: Anchorage, will be available
exclusively for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft and Games for Windows® in January, and more downloadable
content coming in February and March.
“We’ve always seen the original world of Fallout 3 as a foundation for
even more content. Some created by us, and a lot more created by
users,” said Todd Howard, game director for Fallout 3. “It’s fun to
create your own character, but it can be equally fun to create your own
adventures. We can’t wait to see what the community does with the
The release of the G.E.C.K. provides the community with tools that will
allow players to expand the game any way they wish. Users can create,
modify, and edit any data for use with Fallout 3, from building
landscapes, towns, and locations to writing dialogue, creating
characters, weapons, creatures, and more.
Three downloadable content packs will be coming to Xbox 360 and Games
for Windows Live starting in January that will add new quests, items,
and content to Fallout 3.
Operation: Anchorage: Enter a military simulation and fight in one of
the greatest battles of the Fallout universe – the liberation of
Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders. An action-packed
battle scheduled for release in January.
The Pitt: Journey to the industrial raider town called The Pitt,
located in the remains of Pittsburgh. Choose your side. Scheduled for
release in February.
Broken Steel: Join the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel and rid the
Capital Wasteland of the Enclave remnants once and for all. Continues
the adventure past the main quest. Scheduled for release in March.
How about the patch? I still can't play the game. I'd much rather have a patch than some DLC or an SDK.