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Skyrim DLC release date prediction via insight

If you have been playing Skyrim since its release you have probably completed the game’s main quest, so what’s next? Well there’s loads of side quests to take on, but these are quite repetitive and not very challenging, we suppose you could play through the game again with another race – but that won’t interest all of you, therefore what people really want is downloadable-content which will bring completely new quests to Skyrim.

Today we thought we would look at some games which Bethesda Softworks have developed in recent times and see if there’s any pattern which may perhaps help us predict just when Skyrim DLC will hit Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network and Steam. Before we get started let’s not forget that back in June Bethesda’s Executive Producer and Game Director, Todd Howard, previously stated that Skyrim add-ons would be more substantial than what we have seen from Bethesda in the past – so nothings set-in-stone.

Let’s start with Oblivion, this game was first released in March 2006 and soon after plenty of small downloadable packages were available to download such as horse armour, however we had to wait a little longer for additional quests. Firstly ‘The Orrery’ arrived in early April, but it wasn’t very extensive, the same could be said about ‘The Wizard’s Tower’, some larger-scale DLC arrived in June but we had to wait until November when ‘Knights of the Nine’ arrived when we could finally say that a substantial add-on had arrived – so we had to wait roughly 8 months in all.

The next notable release developed by Bethesda was Fallout 3, this hit all platforms in October 2008 and we don’t have to explain just how successful this game was. This time round Bethesda scrapped small downloadable packs and instead brought five expansions to the game, the first of which arrived almost exactly 3 months after the game’s release, the next four installments arrived within the next seven months (roughly 6-8 weeks apart).

Prior to Skyrim the last game which Bethesda Softworks had developed and released was Fallout: New Vegas – this arrived in late October 2010. Bethesda released four expansions which were similar in terms of size of content as Fallout 3, the first hit Xbox Live in late December, whilst PS3 and PC gamers had to wait until February 2012 – this means that 360 gamers had to wait roughly two months for the first DLC release, whilst everyone else had to wait four months. The next DLC release hit Xbox Live in May and was exclusive to Microsoft’s console for one month – all subsequent releases arrived at the same time on all platforms (‘Old World Blues’ July 19th and ‘Lonesome Road’ September 20).

Before we begin our Skyrim DLC release date predictions we will quickly remind you that the first two DLC packs will be coming to Xbox Live first, also we must point out that our predictions are based on previous trends and could in fact turn out to be far-from accurate.

If we had to place a bet on when Skyrim’s first lot of DLC will arrive we think it will come between 8 weeks and 12 weeks after the game’s release, however as we have heard no mention of DLC yet we think it will be closer to 12 weeks than 8. We believe that is development goes to plan content will be announced in late January and will arrive on Xbox Live somewhere around February 11, it won’t hit other platforms until at least 30 days later. After this we expect subsequent releases to be spaced out two months apart, the second DLC release will also boast at least 30 days of exclusivity on Xbox Live, but after this all other Skyrim DLC should hit all platforms at the same time.

So there you have it folks, we have been brave and predicted that the first-ever Skyrim DLC release will take place on roughly February 11, 2012 for Xbox Live (and a month later for other platforms), we then think this will be followed by more releases every two to three months – do you think that our prediction will turn out to be accurate?

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Jor 123
Jor 123

now on the subject of multiplayer in skyrim like has been said before not having it is better to keep your head better in the game and in the world. to add multiplayer would be to change the intire design of the game. you would need to redesign the dungeons to acomadate more people. dum the graphics so it runs smoothly. id keep adding things to change if it went multiplayer but those two alone make it something i dont want to see. at least not in the main story line or world. but i do admit mutiplayer in some… Read more »

Jor 123
Jor 123

obiviosly the person who made this article didnt research to well (or play the game himself ?). but seconedly to the people who only come here to complain about how this article is shamful thats just dumb and really just nerdy. i mean the guy who got the article should have got things right the first time. it just makes me laugh that the only thing you contributed to the convo is that you have strong feeling about how incorrect he was get over yourself, or better yet make you own articles that are better on your own website and… Read more »

Gome
Gome

To bad Feburary 11 is passed.

game101
game101

I think I’m about sick of the “exclusive” release dates for the Xbox. I didn’t buy a single dlc pack for fallout 3 for that reason alone. The game comes out at the same time everywhere so should the dlc. This fan boy BS is old. Xbox has more money because kids play on it and parents are willing to buy the subscription aka babysitter for that reason. Ps3 it would never fly since probably 90% of their fan base is adults that don’t want to pay twice for something. But game manufacturers need to realize that are losing sales… Read more »

Laurieradvice
Laurieradvice

1. Put in throwing knives
2. Dwemer dlc
3. The ability to create and color your own weapons
4. Getting captured by alik’rs and getting taken to hammerfell arena to fight
5. You should put arena’s in the game
6. Ability to create your own spells and arrows
6. More companion dialogues
7. Dragon weapons(there is only the armor)
8. Fighting the thalmor
9. Flying on a dragon
10. Horse mount fighting and horse armor

A man can dream…..

LordofSkyrim
LordofSkyrim

I think Solstheim (Bloodmoon from Morrowind) will be a DLC package for Skyrim. I completed the mage questline and noticed when you use the focue crystal, you were able to see all of Tamriel. And north of Skyrim…… was the island of Solstheim.

Bobfarts101
Bobfarts101

I still think a damn meteor just needs to come and destoy TES. hell yeah!!

Bobfarts101
Bobfarts101

I still think a damn meteor just needs to come and destoy TES. hell yeah!!

ZionNagini
ZionNagini

this article is horse **** most of the info is wrong or missing

Uhurus
Uhurus

Oke, Fallout Newvegas whasn’t developed by Bethesda Neither…
This is shamefull to read

Uhurus
Uhurus

forgot to mention Shivering isles, to me a substantional dlc package you could use to predict Skyrims dlc.

Roy
Roy

Bethesda did not develop Brink or Fallout New Vegas Bethesda Published those

Ben Robertson

Don’t forget that Bethesda also put out Brink. I believe that was the last game they released before Skyrim.

Tinman Adams

i agree with your prediction to a degree… you forgot to mention that todd howard was also putting game mechanics on the board, which to me could mean a LOT of work… i can wait till march

Yes Man
Yes Man

To The Author of This Article:

You mentioned that Fallout New Vegas has official DLC that won’t be released until Feb 2012? Uh… you  might want to check your timeline because I believe that all official Fallout New Vegas DLC are out and done with.

Ghgjgjhkkkk
Ghgjgjhkkkk

stfu u nerds

Kruney
Kruney

You did not mention Shivering Isles DLC for Oblivion.

Justin
Justin

Bethesda didn’t develop new vegas they produced. What the guy meant in the article is that they did develop the dlc for new vegas, which indeed they did.

Michael Gleeson

Poor punctuation, misattributing New Vegas to Bethesda Game Studios and ignoring the free plug-ins for Morrowind. I do not approve of this article.

Cornwall1298
Cornwall1298

Guys, Bethesda didn’t develop Fallout: New Vegas ap scrap that.

Corydyck1
Corydyck1

I would not like Skyrim multiplayer.People would just mess up your game and it would suck. I personally enjoy to tackle my Elder scrolls alone. As well the guild quest lines were so short I found them stupid.

Corydyck1
Corydyck1

I would not like Skyrim multiplayer.People would just mess up your game and it would suck. I personally enjoy to tackle my Elder scrolls alone. As well the guild quest lines were so short I found them stupid.

Smithy
Smithy

“this arrived in late October 2010.
Bethesda released four expansions which were similar in terms of size of
content as Fallout 3, the first hit Xbox Live in late December, whilst
PS3 and PC gamers had to wait until February 2012”.

2011*.

Dovahkiin
Dovahkiin

How about trying too get all the achievements or at least doing the guild questlines before complaining that you’re bored. I don’t think things get repetitive unless you are doing the radiant quests; which are randomly generated and are there mostly as a way to make some money on the side.

Dan
Dan

I just want to point out that Bethesda Softworks did not DEVELOP Fallout: New Vegas.  This game was produced by Bethesda but developed by Obsidian Entertainment.  There is a difference betweeen publishing and developing 

Ashke
Ashke

Filler article with no real substance. Try taking a page from the now defunct Mac Week magazine. Hold some exclusive VIP party once a year with free booze and hot eye candy chicks and dudes and invite a few developers at Bethesda and other companies followed up with some equivalent swag like the famous Mac The Knife coffee mugs etc for tips ad info that prove correct. That is how Mac Week got the goods on Apple releases months before anyone else. Until Andy Gore, (yes I mention his name with venom for the damage he did) Editor in Snake… Read more »

Manny Dee
Manny Dee

I can see how this assessment makes sense, but you forgot about the fact that Howard said they want to lower the number of add-ons for Skyrim in favor of creating more and better content. With this said, the DLC will be larger than those released for Fallout 3 or Oblivion. With that said, I myself would say we’ll see the first one coming out 1st week of March.

Mistamatrix
Mistamatrix

How can you have written this and not mentioned Shivering Isles for Oblivion???

Tylerl424
Tylerl424

i hope it hits February cause im starting to get bored with 80 hours in.

Jack
Jack

Multiplayer online 2-4 co-op for the dlc?

Ecpavell
Ecpavell

Bethesda didn’t develop Fallout: New Vegas.

Darren Hill

I am in the camp of “There is sooo much to explore” that I could probably spend till June before I am bored of existing content. I’ll wait patiently for solid content and hope I get to explore what’s here first. I’d hate to ignore existing content because of the new stuff so I hope they make me wait.

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