Bethesda’s games have always included huge open worlds that reward players for exploration. The game’s director Todd Howard was on hand at the Spike Video Game Awards this past Saturday and he shared the company’s vision for Skyrim’s eventual downloadable content.
Howard explained that Bethesda does not currently have a time table for rolling out downloadable content for Skyrim. Talking to Joystiq, he said that they are still in the idea phase at this point and are actually going through feedback from fans, critics and media outlets that have appeared on online since the game’s November 11th launch:
We don’t have a timetable. They won’t be quick, and they’ll have a lot of meat on them.
Whatever form the DLC takes it will surely have a lot of content. There is certainly a precedent for that as 2009’s Fallout 3 received several different downloadable episodes and 2006’s The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion received The Shivering Isles which extended that game’s playtime by dozens of hours.
Are you ready for Skyrim‘s DLC or are you still exploring the snowy mountains and troll filled caves? I’ve put about a 12 hours into the game and have barely touched the main plot. It is going to be a long time before I am ready for downloadable content.