Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Will Have Fewer But Larger DLC Packs

By Pete Haas 3 years ago discussion comments
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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be accompanied by a day one patch, but don't expect day one DLC. Skyrim director Todd Howard says that the development team is focusing on delivering a small number of 'substantial' DLC packs.

"Very quick DLC might sell well, but that’s not our priority," Howard told Wired. "We’re not going to be doing a lot of it. Our high-level thinking is that there’ll be not as many [pieces of DLC], but they’ll be bigger and more substantial,"

"The goal overall is not necessarily to put out more content, but to make the game better."

Howard didn't hint at the content of this DLC. He did mention, though, that it won't be out right after the game's launch.

"We’ll start hitting on everything after vacation. We’ll take a break [after the game launches], see what consumers think of the game, then see which direction we want to go."

Bethesda got - and still gets - a lot of shit for trying to sell gamers a horse armor DLC pack for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Still, they were closer to the mark with the game's other DLC. They released two expansions for Oblivion called Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles. Both added several hours of story-driven content to the game.

The first two DLC packs for Skyrim will be timed exclusives for the Xbox 360. After a month's delay, they'll be released for the PS3 and PC.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will launch worldwide on November 11th.
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