Well, we didn’t expect to see an outcome like this after all of the hype. While most of you were expecting at least one more Skyrim DLC expansion to come out, it appears that Bethesda has now had enough. The developer has written a statement on their blog, confirming that they are now moving on to the ‘next adventure’, which presumably means a game in development for next-gen consoles.
It feels like there is so much more to give to Skyrim after the release of Dragonborn, but it looks like it may turn out to be the last major DLC expansion released for the game. That means that the PC version of Skyrim with the likes of the Creation Kit and Steam Workshop is now the place to go to for hope of substantial new content to play.
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In a blog post, Bethesda has revealed that they are moving on to a new adventure, but will still support Skyrim with ‘minor updates’. They have also revealed that their team has already been working on this new adventure and that it is something that requires their ‘full’ attention.
Although Dragonborn and Dawnguard were amazing add-on pieces for the game, we’re still a little surprised ourselves that they are not continuing the journey just a little further. Smaller packs akin to that of Oblivion would have still been fine in our book, but Bethesda obviously feels like the time is right to stop altogether.
At the same time, it is also an exciting prospect to think about the next project they are building. Imagine if Bethesda take to the stage at E3 2013 and reveal that Fallout 4 is on the way to next-gen consoles and PC – please make it happen Bethesda, as the whole world is waiting to play it.
What is your reaction to the news? A mixture of sad and excited at the same time? Skyrim owners, pull together on this and let us know how you are feeling.