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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC will be 'less but more substantial'
Posted: 29.06.2011 13:49 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
Todd Howard, game director for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has said they while there's no definitive plan for DLC right now they do agree its direction.

They want future downloadable adventures to have an "expansion pack feel." Previous Bethesda DLC has been "really successful" - 'less is more'.


Also confirmed? Players can keep on truckin' after the main quest in Skyrim is completed. Bethesda noticed quite a backlash when Fallout 3 ended and even corrected the 'mistake' with a piece of downloadable content.

"No, you’ll definitely be able to.. when you finish the main quest you can just keep playing," assured Todd Howard. Skyrim uses an all-new engine and so far is looking an incredibly vibrant and dynamic world to go exploring in.

"We would like to do DLC; we don’t have any specific plans yet, but they’ve been really successful and we like making them. 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," said Howard.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC November 11th. Have you enjoyed the DLC offerings from Bethesda's latest RPG titles, videogamer?
Source: AusGamers
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Comments

By unsilviu (SI Core) on Jun 29, 2011
unsilviu
Fallout 3 DLC was amazing. I think I particularly likd Point Lookout, it had this B-movie horror atmosphere to it that really differentiated it from the capital wasteland
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 01, 2011
herodotus
Good news, as there will obviously be no repeat of the horse armour debacle. Didn't play any DLC from "FO 3" as the main game died for me about 1/3 of the way in (so many bugs preventing completion of tasks), but still look forawrd to "Skyrim".
By Longsword (SI Core Member) on Jun 30, 2011
Longsword
I miss the true expansion feeling, like Shivering Isles. It was long, changed environments and well worth the money spent. I hope they keep that system of DLC for Skyrim.
By raw_wog33 (SI Member) on Jun 30, 2011
raw_wog33
Dam! sounds better everyday. Cant wait 'till Skyrim comes out.
By raw_wog33 (SI Member) on Jun 30, 2011
raw_wog33
Dam! sounds better everyday. Cant wait 'till Skyrim comes out.
By raw_wog33 (SI Member) on Jun 30, 2011
raw_wog33
Dam! sounds better everyday. Cant wait 'till Skyrim comes out.
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Jun 30, 2011
K3Spice
Between Skyrim and BF3 I think I am set until arma 3 :D
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 30, 2011
herodotus
3 "must-have" titles in my book, K3.