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Skyrim Dawnguard DLC size compared to Oblivion

We have a brief snippet of new Dawnguard DLC information that you may not have heard yet, and it relates to the size scale of Bethesda’s upcoming first expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

We previously knew that Dawnguard will be offering around 10 to 20 hours of new content, but now Bethesda’s Matt Carofano has given out some more additional details on how big we can expect Dawnguard to be.

When speaking to GameFront recently, he confirmed that Dawnguard will be bigger than any of the DLC content released for Fallout 3, but will be smaller than the Shivering Isles expansion pack for Oblivion. Having said that, Shivering Isles was massive in size so perhaps Skyrim players would have expected this anyway.

It will be bigger than other Oblivion adds-on though, for example the Knights of the Nine DLC which was a considerable amount of additional content for the game. Dawnguard will also be bigger than Mehrunes’ Razor, although that is to be expected since it was basically just one massive dungeon.

We do hope that Bethesda are saving the best expansion till last though, and Skyrim players will be able to purchase an expansion that is even bigger than Shivering Isles. There were growing rumors that players would be able to revisit Morrowind and Cyrodiil in an expansion and if that does happen, then it’s surely going to be Bethesda’s biggest expansion ever.

For those that need reminding, Shivering Isles was a $30 expansion, so perhaps we shouldn’t expect the same size scale just yet with Dawnguard, which will cost $20 to buy – or free if you manage to get into the beta. Are you optimistic that Bethesda are planning a Shivering Isles’ style expansion for Skyrim too?

What would be your ideas on the biggest Skyrim expansion ever?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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I would certanly love to visit Cyrodiil and see what happend to the cities. Is the dragon statue left? Clud ruler temple? “Hero of bruma” statue, in bruma? Thou, the first priority for me would be to visit kvatch. See what happend there. 

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