Elder Scrolls V Skyrim was one of the biggest games at E3 2011 and since then the game’s developer, Bethesda, has been doing their utmost to build the hype. Recently Bethesda’s Executive Producer and Game Director, Todd Howard, spoke about Skyrim’s DLC during an interview with ausgamers.
If you head over to ausgamers you can watch the full interview, Howard spoke about many aspects of the game in the 13 minute video, however we were most intrigued about what he had to say about downloadable content. Apparently Bethesda are keen to bring DLC to Skyrim, currently there are no specific plans, however he did suggest they would like to bring less DLC releases to the game, but ensured that the DLC that does arrive would be much more substantial. He also revealed that in Skyrim if you kill someone in their house you will be able to sleep in their bed
Ignoring the Shivering Isles expansion there was only substantial DLC release for Oblivion, this was called ‘Knights of the Nine’ and added several hours of extra content to get through, all of the other DLC mainly allowed you to buy in-game items. In terms of Bethesda’s latest game, Fallout: New Vegas, there have been four extra chapters added to the game via DLC, Howard’s aforementioned comments on DLC suggests that Skyrim will see less than four chapters of DLC which will last longer than what the Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road DLCs did, to put this into some sort of context these packs to anywhere between 2-5 hours to complete (each).
Todd Howard also revealed that once you complete the game you can just keep playing, he admitted that in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas it was a mistake to lock the player player out until DLC arrived, consumer feedback has shown this and Bethesda are not going to be doing this again.
With Elder Scrolls V Skyrim set for a release on 11.11.11 (November 11) we think that downloadable-content is the least of Bethesda’s worries, you may remember New Vegas was far from perfect upon release and lots of hardcore Bethesda fans were frustrated by this, so we think getting Skyrim right upon release is significantly important this time around.
If you check out ausgamers you can see all of the questions and answers, are you happy to hear that less, more substantial DLC releases will be coming to Skyrim?