Bethesda hasn't started more Skyrim DLC

Skyrim's "Dawnguard" downloadable content is available today on Xbox 360, and Shacker Shacker Mark DeSanto (aka Warbird) interviewed lead artist Matt Carofano for some thoughts on the DLC.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has launched its first large-scale downloadable content today, at least on the Xbox 360. Dawnguard lets you choose between aligning yourself with the vampires and the vampire-hunting Dawnguard. Bethesda planned for the Skyrim DLC to be more like an expansion pack, but the company hasn't decided yet on what to do next.

Shacker Mark DeSanto (aka Warcrow) interviewed Matt Carofano, lead artist for Skyrim, and wrenched out a few juicy tidbits. For one, the company seems to be taking a wait-and-see approach to further DLC. "Right now we’re completely focused on Dawnguard," Carofano said. "Everyone is working on this. Once it's out we'll see how it goes and see what could happen in the future."

The story's focus was born out of the feeling that something was missing. "We want to expand and add to the game to make it better, and Vampires were something that we really hadn't told a good story with -- hadn't really developed much -- so we wanted to focus the DLC on that." Plus, he says, the game lets you "play the game differently" by becoming a Vampire Lord or joining the Dawnguard and having access to crossbows.

While the DLC doesn't add a new guild, Carofano says the story is about the size of a faction quest, and it lets you align with one of the two groups to boot. "If you decide to help the Vampires you can end the tyranny of the sun -- you know, block out the sun -- so they can come out at night and be more powerful. Or you can join the Dawnguard and become a vampire hunter. You'll be able to build up the vampire hunters' base as you recruit new members, build crossbrows, and even get an armored troll to come along with you to fight against the vampires."

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    June 26, 2012 10:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Bethesda hasn't started more Skyrim DLC.

    Skyrim's "Dawnguard" downloadable content is available today on Xbox 360, and Shacker Shacker Mark DeSanto (aka Warbird) interviewed lead artist Matt Carofano for some thoughts on the DLC.

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      June 26, 2012 10:43 AM

      So far the dlc has been pretty good espevially on focusing on the story. As for Bathesda not having worked on other dlc for Skyrim yet WHAT!!!?

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        June 26, 2012 11:28 AM

        My guess is there are a few guys concepting that stuff out already.

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      June 26, 2012 10:44 AM

      pc plz

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      June 26, 2012 10:47 AM

      You mean warcrow?

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      June 26, 2012 10:50 AM

      Hey guys thanks for the link! - warbird

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      June 26, 2012 10:52 AM

      Shacker Shacker!

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      June 26, 2012 10:53 AM

      Damn. Is there a date on the PC version?

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        June 26, 2012 10:57 AM

        I suspect 30 days.

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          June 26, 2012 11:00 AM

          It's gonna suck having to wait a month.

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            June 26, 2012 11:12 AM

            Yeah Microsoft should pay to have DLC exclusivity for the PC release!

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            June 26, 2012 12:48 PM

            I wonder how hard it is to rip the assets out and make a mod out of it?

            I'm sure someone is attempting that right now.

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              June 26, 2012 1:36 PM

              You know this is probably happening.

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          June 26, 2012 11:03 AM

          yup I'm going to have to get collapse ready, I don't want to spoil anything!

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        June 26, 2012 11:35 AM

        One month after the 360 launch. Whenever that was.

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      June 26, 2012 11:06 AM

      Shacknews Correction: In a Chatty thread highlighting a Dawnguard interview by Mark DeSanto, his Chatty name was incorrect. The correct handle is Warcrow.

      We regret that the Managing Editor is getting senile and can't get his wars straight.

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      June 26, 2012 11:36 AM

      Congrats to Warbird and the entire shack team!

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      June 26, 2012 1:55 PM

      Wait was "shacker shacker" intended? Please say yes!

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      June 27, 2012 12:40 AM

      ps3 dlc out too?

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      June 27, 2012 1:24 AM

      uh oh, gmd will lose some hair over this.

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      June 27, 2012 1:29 AM

      Keep these shacker features coming! :)

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      June 27, 2012 8:02 AM

      That's a bummer. I am sure when they do announce new DLC its going to be as good as Dawnguard is already. Love the new DLC!!!

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