Fallout 4 Far Harbour DLC
The first look at Fallout 4's Far Harbour DLC Bethesda

Bethesda vice president Pete Hines has further fuelled anticipation for Fallout 4's Far Harbour expansion by revealing it is "bigger in size" than The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's Shivering Isles DLC, which remains a fan-favourite expansion and a benchmark for what people expect from post-release content.

Hines revealed the relative size of the new expansion (set for release in May) in response to a fan query on Twitter. While Hines doesn't specify, it's safe to assume he's referring to the land mass of the expansion's new area, not the space required on the hard disk drive (Shivering Isles was only 994MB anyway).

Far Harbour is the priciest expansion announced thus far for Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG, and will introduce a new area for players to explore – as well as new quests, weapons, armour and features yet to be revealed. The cheaper first DLC for the game, Automatron, was released on 22 March.

All expansions will be available as part of the game's season pass, or sold individually. Bethesda will also add features to the game through free updates made available to all players.

Shivering Isles was released in 2007 and was widely heralded or its large new area, filled with new towns and avenues of exploration. If Far Harbour is even bigger, it's safe to say Bethesda is going to be offering players a lot in its May expansion.

Further expansions for Fallout 4 will be released following Far Harbour, and will likely be announced at Bethesda's E3 press conference to be held in the early hours of 13 June.

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