Today the PC version of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim received a new add-on. The Hearthfire DLC, previously released for the Xbox 360, is on sale for $4.99 via Steam.
Hearthfire takes player housing to a whole new level. You can purchase a plot of land in the game world and then build your own home from the ground up. You take stone, clay and logs and turn them into buildings and furniture. If you're so inclined, you can turn your simple abode into a massive estate with an alchemy lab, stable, garden and other amenities.
After you've established your home, you can move your spouse into there. The two of you can even adopt children to live with you. New hirelings will help maintain the estate while you're away. You'll have to be prepared to defend this home, though, because bandits and other undesirables will surely attack it. For a closer look at home-owning in Skyrim, check out the trailer.
Hearthfire was released on the Xbox 360 on September 4th. The first two DLC packs for Skyrim were timed exclusives for the 360 due to an agreement between Bethesda and Microsoft. From here on out, the PC and 360 could get DLC at the same time.
PS3 owners, however, are still being left in the cold. Bethesda has been unable to get the Dawnguard expansion working properly on that console. Furthermore, they've expressed doubts that they'll have better luck with any of the other DLC they plan for the game.
"I don't have any info on Hearthfire, Dawnguard, or DLC in general for PS3. We're still on it. Will share update when I have one," tweeted Bethesda VP Pete Hines today.