[Apr 15, 2013, 11:28 am ET] - Share - Viewing Comments
A post on the
explains that Bethesda Softworks is moving on from
post-release development for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
, and there will be no
further DLC for the fifth installment in their RPG series, though they say there
are still "minor updates" to be done. They speak with pride about the
game's success, but say it's now time to turn their "full attention" to their
next major project, which has been in preproduction up until now:
has been a labor of love for us since we started designing it in 2006. We never
imagined it would become the phenomenon it has. And that is because of you, the
fans. It was all of you who made it a success. We can’t thank you enough for
embracing the game, spreading the word, and making it your own.
For the last year and a half we’ve been working on new content for Skyrim; from
the game updates, Creation Kit, Steam Workshop, Kinect support, to DLCs. Parts
of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project, and that
game is at the point where it requires the studio’s full attention to make it
our biggest and best work yet.
Even though we’re moving on, we’ll still have minor updates to Skyrim as needed.
We’ve invested so much of ourselves into Skyrim and will never truly say goodbye
We loved hearing your stories, your in-game triumphs, and your suggestions. One
thing stuck out to us through those emails, letters, and postings. And that is –
video games matter. They’re as important to you as they are to us. It’s not just
about entertainment, it’s about your time. And you chose to spend it with our
Thank you again for all your support. We hope you stay engaged in the gaming
community here and elsewhere. Keep spreading the word. Games are the world’s
best entertainment because they can do what other forms cannot – fill you with
the wonder of exploration and the pride of accomplishment. We look forward to
sharing our next adventure with you.
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||Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to
||Apr 15, 2013, 22:02
|Whoever is running the place over there are idiots. Skyrim is STILL top 10 on steam lists and has been since its release (aside from a few weeks when it drops off and comes right back).
3 DLC for this, compared to like 10 for oblivion? Yes these may be larger ones, but it doesn't matter. Theres still tons of money to be made doing DLC for the game.
On a personal note though, thats awesome. Since it means GotY is just around the corner, probably followed by price drops.
Edit: Even given timing of next gen consoles, they could still pull people off of other things, or hire some modders temporarily just for DLC. Heck, modder done DLC would probably be better than what they've done so far.
Ratty wrote on Apr 15, 2013, 16:53:Probably for similar reasons why valve isn't hiring out HL3.
I'm bummed all we're getting is two mediocre DLCs though. Maybe they'll license out some DLCs to a third party. I mean, why wouldn't they?
This comment was edited on Apr 15, 2013, 22:12.