Skyrim Patch Hints At A Return To Morrowind

The Next batch of Skyrim DLC looks to take the series back almost 10 years with a return to Morrowind. The news, or we should say, the hints were found by intrepid players poking around in the latest patch’s files. Among the hints: a reference to Solstheim; References to locations within Solstheim; Dragon riding.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was released in 2003 to massive sales and great critical acclaim. In my house at least, it remains the favorite of the series (which isn’t saying anything negative about the amazing Oblivion or Skyrim itself). Being able to revisit it in some capacity would be a lot of fun. If true, this would be the third DLC packet, after Hearthfire and Dawnguard. And you know what that means: make sure you’re not playing on PS3.

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4 Comments on Skyrim Patch Hints At A Return To Morrowind

Andrew

On October 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

The first Elder Scrolls game i played was Oblivion in 2008, i have the Knight of the Nine, Shivering Isles and the other DLC. I never played Morrowind, but i know it’s a good game, since everyone commend it, but i really, REALLY, wanted the DLC to be in Black Marsh, Elsweyer or Akavir(It’s a continent in Nirn, the planet where TES is based). Point is, instead of going back to a place which people alredy been, they should focus on new lands.

Loveless

On October 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Ok, here is my problem with Morrowind. If you actually pay attention to in game cannon and the books there is only a very small portion of Morrowind that would even be slightly liveable let alone an area you could travel through. It would be cool but the country is a burned out husk with nothing but ash and boiling water. Unless they rewrite the cannon Morrowind isn’t the place it was, now it kinda makes Mordor seem like a lush forest.

Bruce

On October 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm

@Andrew: Technically, the games already went there (see 1, 2 and Arena I believe)

Kevin

On October 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Loveless,

I think that might kind of be the point. You get to see how much Morrowind has transformed in the past few centuries. Might also be a chance for them to do some definitive closure with Vivec, as his fate has remained unknown (though it is implied he “died” after the Oblivion crisis)