Bethesda Promises Lots of Skyrim DLC
What, you thought 100-plus hours of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim content was enough? You silly lout, you — Bethesda plans on bringing moar Skyrim in the future, and you will gladly pay for it, by the sounds of things.
Joystiq is reporting that Todd Howard told the site Bethesda was already working on multiple DLC releases for Skyrim, none of which will be horse armor.
Howard said DLC will focus not just on bringing more content, but on improving the game as it is, because it’s so big (and, he didn’t add but we’re inferring, often so broken). He also said DLC won’t necessarily be frequent, but it will be meaty and sizable. That all sounds good.
If we look back at The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Bethesda absolutely killed it with the massive expansion pack called The Shivering Isles. It also had a few quality additional questlines, like Knights of the Nine (which had a fight that took place in the sky!), and some really not-so-great additions. Mostly those were houses — a sunken pirate ship you could overtake and live in, a mage’s tower you could turn into a giant magical repository, and others, all themed after different factions available to join in the game. There was also purely cosmetic, absolutely stupid horse armor. That was kind of infuriating.
Hopefully Bethesda has learned some lessons about DLC from Oblivion. To hear Howard tell it, sounds like they have. I’d love to go visit another Daedric Prince. Or we could just go see Sheogorath again. That’d be fine.