Stuff That Might Be Added To Skyrim

by Jim Reilly on Feb 08, 2012 at 04:18 PM

After the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim shipped, the team at Bethesda took a week to do whatever they wanted and create content they could add to the game in the future.

As revealed during Todd Howard's keynote speech at DICE, the team designed all kinds of content, including dragon mounts, house building, and spears! Howard prefaced this reveal by saying none of this content is confirmed, and that it may or may not ever come out for public consumption.

The video shown during the keynote can be seen archived on GameSpot. Check it out below. It begins at around the 41:00 minute mark. Here is the list of features that could be added down the road:

  • Spears
  • Seasonal Foliage
  • Flow-based Water Shader
  • Kill Cams for Magic and Ranged Combat
  • Stealth enhancements such as water arose and Assassin's Vision
  • Guards can re-light darkened areas
  • Paralysis Runes
  • Dungeon enhancements like hanging structures and moving platforms
  • Water currents in dungeons
  • Dark dungeons
  • New follower commands for combat style, training, distance, equipment, etc.
  • Set favorites for followers
  • Adoption
  • Build you own home…complete with skeleton butler!
  • Spell combinations! Flame + Raise Zombie = Conjure Flame Atronach, Fear + Healing = Drain Health
  • Goblins
  • High Level Draugr
  • Waygate fast-travel
  • Epic new mounts
  • Mounted combat
  • Dragon Mounts
  • Soulbug Familiar
  • Kinect Shouts
  • Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
  • Enhanced Underwater Visuals
  • Snow Footprints
  • Verlet surfaces for non-rigid objects…like the Fat Giant
  • Ice & Fire Arrows
  • Werebear!
  • Lycanthropy Perk Tree
  • Vampire Feeding
  • Become a flying Vampire Lord
  • Vampire imp minions
  • Mudcrab animation tweaks