Skyrim DLC hits Xbox 360 first

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

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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.

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    August 26, 2011 7:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Skyrim DLC hits Xbox 360 first.

    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

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      August 26, 2011 7:16 AM

      Dragon Armor

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      August 26, 2011 7:45 AM

      hats for horses!

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      August 26, 2011 8:00 AM

      they still have no idea how to model people

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        August 26, 2011 8:27 AM

        While I'm pretty quick to rag on them for their models, there is a definite improvement in Skyrim.

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      August 26, 2011 8:30 AM

      Bring back Solstheim.

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      August 26, 2011 8:42 AM

      I'll be too busy exploring every nook and cranny of the map to worry about DLC, it'll prolly be 2 months before I start the main quest!

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        August 26, 2011 8:59 AM

        ^^^ This is how I roll, too. In Oblivion I didn't want to push forward too much because I didn't want portals opening too soon.

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          August 26, 2011 9:23 AM

          I'm still playing Oblivion...

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          August 26, 2011 9:46 AM

          Oblivion punished you for not starting the main quest early enough, but it was an artifact of the combination of the auto-leveling monsters and the nature of one of the early quests. You're basically dumped into a small open area packed with high-end monsters. It was impossible with my stealthy archer guy.

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        August 26, 2011 9:42 AM

        I was just about to get pissy from this news, but what you say is the absolute truth. It'll be a very long time before I have to worry about additional content.

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        August 26, 2011 11:14 AM

        Yeah, it's not that big a deal. I can't imagine it being much fun blowing through the main game in a week. By the time most people finish up the DLC will be available for everyone.

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      August 26, 2011 10:26 AM

      So the game hasn't even been released and they are going to delay content for DLC.

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        August 26, 2011 10:52 AM

        pretty much. As with every game that comes out now-adays

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        August 26, 2011 5:21 PM

        So what is your proof of this or did you just pull out your jump to conclusions mat? I would say a better bet is the artists/designers will start making DLC once the game is content locked before release.

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          August 28, 2011 1:07 AM

          For these guys to release DLC in a timely manner, they pretty much have to start planning DLC before the game releases. It's common practice. If they were unsure about DLC why would Microsoft pay money to get first dibs on content that may or may not be made? If it wasn't a sure bet they wouldn't buy it, period.

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      August 26, 2011 12:45 PM

      IDGAF because PC gamers don't have to wait for The Man to tell them when they can have new content for an Elder Scrolls game.

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      August 26, 2011 3:58 PM

      Is that all Microsoft can do anymore? Pay for timed exclusive DLC?

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      August 26, 2011 5:08 PM

      DLC exclusives. The Jones's have gone digital.

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