The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an absolutely mammoth game. It's just… stupid huge.

But maybe that isn't enough. Maybe the hardcore want even more. Well, we have good news: developer Bethesda told Wired.com that the team has already started working on downloadable content for the epic RPG.

However, they're not about to bombard you with a ton of rapid-fire DLC packages. Instead, they're adopting the philosophy they followed with Fallout 3 ; i.e., less is more. Said game director and producer Todd Howard:

"Very quick DLC might sell well, but that’s not our priority. We’re not going to be doing a lot of it. Our high-level thinking is that there’ll be not as many [pieces of DLC], but they’ll be bigger and more substantial,” he said. “The goal overall is not necessarily to put out more content, but to make the game better.”

Howard didn't have additional information for the upcoming DLC; he's not sure if the new content will be limited to new levels, or if the team might actually revamp core features and mechanics. "We don't want to leave anything off the table," he said. But for now, the team is taking a well-earned vacation; when they come back, they'll start cranking.

Man, don't make Skyrim bigger. Don't put more in it. That's just wrong.

Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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friction
friction
9 years ago

Can't wait for your review Ben, I know you've never been much of a fan of the elder scrolls, but something tells me you've come around to it 😉

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Friday I will officially take up the mantle of hermit after I see Immortals and then receive this game in the mail.

I like Bethesda's view on DLC because they are true expansions and not just cash grabs or stuff held back. Though I'd prefer they just get to work on Fallout 4. Now there's a game I would rob a truck for.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Absolutely… Shivering isles was a great expansion that added many hours to Oblivion. Fallout 3' expansions are another great example.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

"Our high-level thinking"

LOL! Line of the week.

Soultaker
Soultaker
9 years ago

Cant wait to have this in my hand

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

So no horse armour?
Good. Yeah, even knowing this, I'm still getting Skyrim day 1. I know that I'll never likely even finish all of the content on disc as is, so it's no great concern, but I think that I may resell it sooner or later and pick up the Complete/GotY edition when it inevitably releases. Have to see the nature of the content. Speaking of, has Obsidian stopped adding to Fallout: NV now? Is the complete version that's coming out next year indeed the complete with no further DLC in the pipeline? I only ask because I recall there initially being eight packs scheduled, but I only remember four or five being released…

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Well the fallout DLC was great and lengthy so I like this approach a lot.

I also have to mention the shivering isles expansion for Oblivion. That was far Better than an expansion. It might as well have been another game! This is the way I like DLC to be handled!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I still haven't finished Shivering Isles, its facking huge.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I only did one side of it. I think the happy side lol. I don't remember what it was called but it's the more colorful and cheerful world. Anyways yeah it's big, you gotta finish it it's good. I don't know how far you are but you get some nasty swords in particular too.

raptassassin
raptassassin
9 years ago

Guys not to start hating on the 360. But do you think this content was got from the original game to fit on one disc for the 360? that was one of my many pet peves about the 360 before i got rid of it after 4 consoles. Besides the mulidiscs changes.

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
9 years ago

Well, in a vid somewhere I heard that the whole game is just 6 GB in space, so maybe it will fit a single DVD?

raptassassin
raptassassin
9 years ago

@ WolfCrimson
Just 6GB ? I'm not into console sepec and what not. but doesn't sound small for a game? and i've did read somewhere that the game was on one 360 disc before i made the swap to the Ps3 when i pre-ordered it. ha good old 360 holding games back lol.

daus26
daus26
9 years ago

Technically, it's more about the 360's aging DVDs rather than the console itself to be exact, but yeah, 6GB is certainly way too small for this gen, especially if you compare it to PS3 exclusives.

I'm hearing Skyrim will require a huge install for both console, and I think the 360 will require the bigger install. Imo, developers shouldn't worry about disc space, and just make the 360 owners do a huge install. They really need to know how badly the DVD is aging. Admittingly, that's selfish on my part, but I just hope we don't have to go through the same thing next gen. Unfortunately, chances are we will.

I'm really curious what MS will do with their discs. Surely they can't stick with DVDs? Even the Nintendo is upgrading, but theirs only hold 25GBs.

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
9 years ago

Considering that they haven't even started on the DLC yet (or at least implied that they haven't), I think it would be safe to say that this DLC, at least, has nothing to do with the 360.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

Well at least they're being honest, But then so am I, I won't be purchasing this until the 'GotY' edition is released.


Last edited by Vivi_Gamer on 11/8/2011 10:16:58 AM

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