Bethesda Begins Talking Skyrim DLC

Although the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is not set to release until 11/11/11, a date that was likely chosen for its triple 11 rather for than the fact that it falls on Veteran’s Day, Bethesda game director Todd Howard has already began talking DLC in an interview with AusGamers. Although Howard did not get into the specific DLC content that is planned for the upcoming Elder Scrolls title, he did mention that the Bethesda team plans on releasing less DLC, and will instead feature more content in each individual pack.

In the interview, Howard stated the following: “So right now I can say that we’d like to do less DLC but bigger ones – you know, more substantial. The Fallout 3 pace that we did was very chaotic. We did a lot of them – we had two overlapping groups – and we don’t know what we’re going to make yet, but we’d like them to be closer to an expansion pack feel,”.

Currently, there are no released plans for the DLC, but Howard has stated that the yet-to-be revealed DLC will be available after the main quest is completed, a common complaint about Bethesda’s critically acclaimed Fallout 3. In my book, Skyrim is one of the most anticipated titles of the rest of the year, and come November, I know what I’ll be thankful for (the veterans, of course, not an awesome game set in a quirky fantasy universe).

Source: IGN

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  • Anonymous

    Im betting there will be at least $60 of DLC. I cant wait to pay the price of the original game for DLC content that wont even come close to matching it in content, even with these “bigger packs”

    • It’s not a bad idea to just wait for the Game of the Year addition if you don’t want this game immediately. Usually comes out like a year or so later. Then again, most people don’t buy DLC anyway. 

      • Anonymous

        as a big Elder Scrolls Oblivion fan I dont think I can wait a year unfortunately. You think most people dont buy DLC? I think with bigger titles like this a good amount of people buy at least one piece

        •  Agreed. I’m getting this day 1. Actually most people don’t buy DLC, it’s something like 15%. You have to remember the people coming on a site like Platform Nation in the first place are more of the ‘hardcore’ crowd.

          • Anonymous

            I know the audience here is probably hardcore. I meant more of a game like Call of Duty where most people I know have all the map packs. Some, who would never identify themselves as gamers, even skipped school to play them on launch day. 

            The 15% stat is suprising

          • @twitter-194179246:disqus Actually you would be surprised.  The majority of people visiting Platform Nation are not the ‘hardcore’ crowd.  They are casual gamers that found about our posts from google news, facebook, twitter, Raptr, reddit, digg, etc.  Only 10% of our traffic is direct traffic.  40% of our traffic is through referrers and around 45% is through search engines.  This is one of the reasons why I stress how important it is to share links on articles.  It helps so much with getting these type of pieces out there for everyone to see.

          • @Steve519:disqus Huh. That I didn’t know. I try to promote all my stuff to my around 1000 following on Twitter, so I always get the stuff out there. I’ll have to submit to Raptr more, I always forget -_- So I guess 10% of the visitors are your ‘hardcore’ types then.

          • I pulled that statistic from this article, which found it via IGN (not that they are always accurate), but you do have a point, most COD players do buy DLC, but I guess they are talking about more general content dlc rather than just maps.