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.

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7 Comments on Bethesda Promises Lots of Skyrim DLC

Brendan Chung

On December 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Shivering Isles was amazing.


On December 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

Sheogorath IS in Skyrim.

Phil Hornshaw

On December 28, 2011 at 10:09 am


I’m referring specifically to GOING to Sheogorath’s realm in Oblivion, which was awesome. Just talking to him briefly isn’t enough!


On January 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

I think we should be able to visit ALL of the daedric prince’s and princess’s realms and throw in some major gods all of which are daedric


On January 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Any follow-up on this post? Any news on when the first DLC will be published? Or what it will entail?

Ragnar "The Listener"

On January 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I really don’t think they will do it but I think it would be really awesome if they release some sick dark brotherhood DLC cause the missions in skyrim were fun but it is just begging for an assassins creed style revival mission cause according to the game the sanctuary in skyrim is the last dark brotherhood stronghold left so I would like to beg them for some good dark brotherhood DLC. So what do you guys think?

Bitchin Litchin

On February 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

going back to the oblivion realm would be great! we can get easy sigil stones again!!!! even though there is one sigil stone in this game, you cannot use it :(
i really think seeing all gods will be great and then being asked to kill one and take his/her place will be awesome!