Bethesda Hasn’t Started Working on Skyrim’s 2nd DLC
While it may seem counter-intuitive to announce that something isn’t happening, I do think it’s worth noting that Bethesda has yet to begin development of Skyrim’s second DLC. Given the expected development cycle, this means it’ll be a while before we see news of more Skyrim DLC after Dawnguard.
When asked by Mark “Warbird” DeSanto if there is a small team already working on the second DLC for Skyrim, Skyrim lead artist Matt Carofano said:
“Right now we’re completely focused on Dawnguard. Everyone is working on this. Once it’s out we’ll see how it goes and see what could happen in the future.”
Carofano had this to say about when production began on Dawnguard:
“After we shipped the game we did this Game Jam video—I don’t know if you’ve seen it—but that’s sort of what started what Dawnguard ended up becoming. A couple guys on the team got together and were really excited for Vampires, so they made a prototype of the Vampire Lord. We were like “Oh that fits in really well!” We want to expand and add to the game to make it better, and Vampires were something that we really hadn’t told a good story with—hadn’t really developed much—so we wanted to focus the DLC on that. We just wanted to do a good job and make it the focus of the DLC.”
The video was released in early February, giving it a development cycle of approximately six months. Using that as a yardstick, we likely won’t see any more Skyrim DLC before Christmas.
Are you excited about Dawnguard?