Shack PSA: Skyrim's Hearthfire now on PC

Skyrim's "Hearthfire" DLC, which lets you build houses and adopt children, has just been released on PC via Steam.


The world of Skyrim can be a cold, unforgiving place--especially since so much of it is packed with snow. But you can warm the place up a bit with Hearthfire, which hits PCs today. It's been on the Xbox 360 for 30 days, which means the exclusivity window is over and PC owners can start building.

Or rather, they can start building with official tools. Mods let you build houses and adopt kids already, so Hearthfire is really more targeted at the player who wants the officially Bethesda-created versions of those features. You can make a house, outfit it with different types of rooms, find your own crafting materials, and then take in some kids to occupy the place while you're out adventuring. It costs $4.99 and is available through Steam.

As for the PlayStation 3, that's a different story. The console is already way behind on getting the Dawnguard DLC working. Hearthfire is a bit less ambitious in scope and may be easier to port, but at this rate it might be a while before you can warm your cockles on Sony's platform.

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    October 4, 2012 2:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Shack PSA: Skyrim's Hearthfire now on PC.

    Skyrim's "Hearthfire" DLC, which lets you build houses and adopt children, has just been released on PC via Steam.

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      October 4, 2012 4:50 PM

      They're leaving money on the table. I am ready for a half dozen more expansions like Dawnguard. Fallout 3 had way more content/DLC a year after release. Bethesda should just setup a dedicated content team that does nothing but work on DLC for a year or two after the base game is released.

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        October 4, 2012 8:34 PM

        That team is probably working on the MMO.

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          October 4, 2012 8:36 PM

          ..The one that's not even being developed by them?

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          October 4, 2012 9:41 PM

          If they're going anywhere it's more likely towards developing Fallout 4 which I can't wait for.

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            October 4, 2012 9:48 PM

            With Fallout 4 or TES6 or whatever I do hope they take to heart the stuff they learned by having a free week after Skyrim. It has already been the basis of two DLCs. Bethsoft will never be Valve, but a little bit more room to breathe during development could be the thing that makes their style of game into the craziest shit.

            It would probably add a lot of bugs/QA problems to do that sort of thing near the end, but they're Bethesda games: it's expected. Interesting failures are always more fun imo.

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