When the first three pieces of DLC were originally detailed for Fallout 4, we finally were treated to overviews of two moderately sized pieces, Automatron and Wasteland Workshop, and a third piece, Far Harbor, promised to be “the largest landmass for an add-on that [Bethedsa has] ever created.” Considering some of the DLC for the developer’s previous games, the statement immediately raised a few eyebrows.
Questioned on Twitter, specifically in how Far Harbor compares to the particularly massive Shivering Isles DLC for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Vice President of PR and Marketing at Bethesda, Pete Hines, said simply, “It’s bigger in size than Shivering Isles. I asked.”
So what does that mean exactly? Unfortunately, no hard numbers have ever surfaced to the exact square-area of Shivering Isles, but as anyone that played it can attest, it was incredibly large, roughly a quarter the size of Cyrodil in Oblivion, which was charted at 16 miles from tip to tip.
As far as content though, Shivering Isles added a whole new landmass, complete with a large, multi-zone main city, roughly two-dozen dungeons to explore, over a dozen camps to run across in the wilderness, and more than a handful of settlements dotting the landscape. This, of course, was all in addition to a side-quests and a full and separate main storyline that encompassed the DLC.
While Shivering Isles released for $30 however, Far Harbor will only be $25 on its own, or available to any that bought the Fallout 4 season pass.
“A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world,” the DLC description reads. “Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost?”
Look for more information as we approach the add-on’s May release. Are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments.