Skyrim DLC to be more substantial, expansion pack-like

Expect downloadable add-ons for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to have more of an expansion feel to them, should developer Bethesda’s initial thoughts materialize. While not clear on what kind of post-launch content will be released just yet, game director Todd Howard has said he’d like them to be “more substantial” this time around.

In the case of Fallout 3 DLC, the content was created by two overlapping groups which resulted in a “very chaotic” pace, Howard admits. A pr0cess the developer is seemingly looking to change with Skyrim.

“We would like to do DLC; we don’t have any specific plans yet, but they’ve been really successful and we like making them,” Howard said in an interview with AusGamers. “So right now I can say that we’d like to do less DLC but bigger ones – you know, more substantial.”

Not that Skyrim‘s in-the-box content isn’t already quite substantial; the studio’s estimated 30 hours of play time for the story and 200-300 hours if players go for absolutely everything the RPG has to offer.

Howard adds of the DLC: “We don’t know what we’re going to make yet, but we’d like them to be closer to an expansion pack feel.”

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