Many consumers have still not bought Skyrim yet, in the hope that Bethesda would release a GOTY edition before the end of the year, that would come included with the two DLC expansion packs, Dawnguard and Hearthfire that have already been released on some platforms.
However, that isn’t going to be the case though unfortunately. There will not be a Game of the Year Edition of Skyrim in 2011, but we can confirm that Bethesda are releasing a Premium Edition of the game instead. You may be surprised to hear though, that it doesn’t look like it will ship with any of the existing or new DLC packs.
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As unveiled by Amazon, the Premium Edition is going to be available for all platforms, PS3 included, for 60 Euros and will release in the UK on December 7th. Bethesda has confirmed the existence of a Premium Edition, but for the moment they haven’t given a release date for when the Premium version will be out in the US and other regions.
So if you are not getting DLC with this, what are you getting and is it really worth the money? Bethesda are throwing in a t-shirt, a Skyrim map, a novel titled The Infernal City and no fewer than 6 postcards featuring official concept art from the game. If you opt for the PC version of the Premium Edition, you’ll get a 600 page ebook, some soundtrack music and background interviews on top as well.
It goes without saying that this is a further kick in the teeth for PS3 users who are still without any sign of getting their missing Dawnguard DLC content. Having said that, the whole value of the package remains up for debate, as really the majority of gamers will be wanting some sort of extra content to play at least.
Bethesda won’t be releasing their GOTY edition just yet, but when they do you can bet that it will come with all of the DLC released so far. Our guesses are that they have delayed the GOTY edition due to the ongoing PS3 DLC crisis, but still needed to put something out quickly to take advantage of the Christmas sales – hence the Premium Edition.
Will you be getting this, or are you waiting for the GOTY edition? We say save your money for the moment.