Bethesda wants to make the DLC for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim more substantial.
Back in 2006, Bethesda was one of the first companies to try out console-based DLC with Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's $2.50 Horse Armor, which has become somewhat of an industry joke (though people are still buying it). When it comes to the upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim though, Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard says the company wants DLC to be something more significant.
In an interview with AusGamers, Howard confirmed that Bethesda wants to create DLC for Skyrim, as it has for other recent releases. "We don't have any specific plans yet, but [DLC has] been really successful and we like making them," he said.
However, we might not see another Horse Armor, or even regular content releases as with Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. Howard called the DLC schedule for the Fallout games "chaotic," and he'd like to change that with Skyrim's DLC.
"Right now I can say that we'd like to do less DLC but bigger ones," Howard said. "You know, more substantial ... We don't know what we're going to make yet, but we'd like them to be closer to an expansion pack feel."
Skyrim looks so amazing that Bethesda could sell hamster armor and I'd probably consider buying it, but it's nice to hear that the company might go back to the old ways of larger expansion packs that really mattered. I actually like that developers are able to release new content more easily today, but some releases are a little too nickel-and-dimey.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be available for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on November 11, 2011.