Skyrim DLC hits Xbox 360 first

Microsoft continues its DLC strategy in the multiplatform content wars. As with Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, and Fallout before it, DLC for the upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be available on Xbox 360 first. According to the announcement, "the first two add-on content drops for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be releasing on Xbox 360, 30 days before it's available anywhere else."

"If you’d like to be the first to break new ground in Skyrim, Xbox Live is the only destination that won’t keep you waiting."

While it's too early to detail the game's DLC plans, Bethesda's Todd Howard told AusGamers that gamers can expect fewer, larger expansions for Skyrim. "Right now I can say that we'd like to do less DLC but bigger ones -- you know, more substantial," he said. "We don't know what we're going to make yet, but we'd like them to be closer to an expansion pack feel."

Of course, gamers that are fed up with Microsoft's DLC shenanigans may want to opt for the PC version instead. It will be the only platform that supports mods created by the community.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 11th. Check our latest preview for more.