While Automatron may have dropped yesterday, Bethesda has been keen to talk up the qualities of this other, large-scale expansion, which is due for arrival May, promising that Fallout 4: Far Harbor will be even bigger than the sizeable Shivering Isles expansion for Oblivion. To put that into a bit of a perspective for those who didn’t take on The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's fantastic expansion, Shivering Isles clocked in at more than 30 hours of gameplay if you wanted to see and do it all.
Bethesda’s Pete Hines confirmed as much, responding to a fan on Twitter by saying “it's bigger in size than Shivering Isles.
However, Hines’ claims do kind of contradict Todd Howard’s words earlier this month. The game director recently said
"In this first run Far Harbor is the largest. But, we kind of priced that based on what we've done before so you can look at Far Harbor and say 'Well, even though the land mass is bigger, it doesn't have as much content as Shivering Isles - which was $30- but it has more than Dawnguard, which was $20.'"Along with that, the much-anticipated Survival mode should be getting rolled out soon, at least for PC players. A beta updated is expected to come to Steam in the next week or so, introducing this ultra-hardcore game type in which players must scavenge for food, can be killed in an instant, and must travel on foot everyone.