A press release just went out from Bethesda that confirms the exclusive Microsoft DLC for Fallout 3. We’re getting a ton of stuff, and if previous claims that they’ll be just as large as the Oblivion quests prove to be true, well we’re going to be playing the incredible game for much longer. Have you even  beaten the game yet?

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.

No word on prices just yet.

Along with that Bethesda is releasing the official editor for the game, called the G.E.C.K. (play the games for the reference), for free in December. That means that PC gamers will be able to create literally anything they want in the game- from landscapes and towns to characters and weapons and new dialogue options. It’s here that those of us with subpar gaming rigs should be groaning, because you know people are going to be making some amazing stuff.

In any case, the future still looks bright for Fallout 3. I’m stilll not done with my quest despite putting a ridiculous amount of hours into it (I’m trying to do everything like an idiot) but it’s easily the best, most immersive game this year. Glad to see it’s not going to be over yet.