The lights are on
[Updated] Bethesda has confirmed to Game Informer that there will be no further Skyrim DLC.
Bethesda is officially moving on from the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The studio said in a blog post that while the game has been near and dear to the team' since design began in 2006, it's now time for work for the next big game to begin in earnest.
"For the last year and a half we’ve been working on new content for Skyrim; from the game updates, Creation Kit, Steam Workshop, Kinect support, to DLCs. Parts of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project, and that game is at the point where it requires the studio’s full attention to make it our biggest and best work yet," read the post on the Bethesda Blog.
That announcement means that the game's 1.9 patch, which was released on PC in March and last week on consoles, was probably the last substantial content add-on players will be seeing. "Even though we’re moving on, we’ll still have minor updates to Skyrim as needed," Bethesda added. In other words, don't get your hopes up.
It's bittersweet to see that post-launch support is essentially done, particularly since so many great ideas had yet to be implemented. Bethesda's bound to dip into the Elder Scrolls well again, so there's always next time.
We've reached out to Bethesda for clarification regarding future Skyrim DLC. Based on the content of the statement though, we have reason to believe that there will be no more.
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No more Skyrim DLC? I felt that the DLC was light already. Just shocked more than anything.
Maybe the next game is the next elder scrolls because I think that fallout 4 is already in heavy development and if this is the case then the next elder scrolls will be realesed in 3-4 years from now (but well thats my opinion)
Please please please next gen only.
Whatever you do don't put this on the PS3.
Aw, that's a shame. Eventually I'll get around to Skyrim again...
Fallout: Twin Cities please
Fallout 4 PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope they take their time and finally make a sophisticated new game engine...or better just licence one of the actually good engines out there...
...and then make Fallout 4 with it :D
I cant wait for the next project hopefully the next game to a series
Skyrim has plenty to do i'm sure they have another piece of dlc coming i cant wait till there next project. Whether is be elder scrolls fallout or something brand new :)
I want brink 2
Can't say I'm surprised by no further DLC announcement. No horse armor was a bit of a drag though. :/
Lots of people are talking about and waiting for Fallout 4. It would be a shame if they were not working on it. But hopes are high since all the leaks/rumors point towards it. If they plan not to touch the realm of the wondrousness that is Fallout 4, then it would be a bad move since it is a big source of money and many fans would be outraged.