Taking a break from the relentless flow of trailers and gameplay footage which has absolutely blown me away over the last 24 hours, and left me a hopeless shadow of my former self as I curl up in front of my computer begging for more, I feel I ought to make a quick news post about Bethesda’s plans for Downloadable Content for Skyrim.
So far they are still busy fixing backwards flying dragons, giants which can make you the first medieval fantasy hero to visit space and bucket-on-top-of-head thievery (although apparently the developers found that last glitch charming enough that they might keep it as Todd Howard the Game Director of Skyrim did say: “Our lead programmer is pissed and wants to fix it, and I said I’m not sure we should. That’s one of those where maybe we leave it in.”). Also, as a side note if you haven’t seen any of these check out this news post and the video at the bottom!
Anyway, ignoring patching and fixing Bethesda does apparently have plans for the DLC they are going to bring out for Skyrim. As Todd Howard says they are looking for “ways to make the game better, not just have more, because the game is so big. So we’re going through ideas right now, and processing everything people are doing in the game, and trying to think of ways that we can improve it.”
So basically, the DLC for Skyrim is going to most likely be big and impressive stuff. Not just adding more stuff into the game for the sake of having more stuff in the game. This could well be awesome and I look forward to it immensely. After all, for the most part DLC from Bethesda is pretty awesome, Knights of the Nine in Oblivion had some of my favourite DLC content of all time!
I also feel I ought to point out this other quote from Howard where he is talking about the possibility of Bethesda making an MMO based in one of these massive open worlds: “You can never say never to anything like that … but it’s not what our focus is. This type of game is where our hearts are, what we get excited about, and that’s what we want to focus on. We don’t want to lose that focus and we never want to sacrifice anything in the singleplayer game just to have it be multiplayer.” A man after my own heart… ignoring any focus on mutliplayer for a better singleplayer… I think I will shake his hand if I ever meet him (right before I start worshipping the ground he walks on, you know).
So yeah, there are big plans for the DLC for Skyrim. Something to look forward to. Now let’s all enjoy some casual Bucket Thievery!