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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

By  Bethesda Softworks    Released: 11 Nov 11

Also on:   PlayStation 3, PC

Skyrim DLC releases to have more meat on them than Fallout 3's

20/02/2012 - 9:47am GMT

DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be more like expansion packs than the DLC released for Fallout 3, according to Bethesda's Game Director and Executive Producer Todd Howard.

"For Fallout 3 we did five DLCs," Howard told Kotaku at the DICE Summit earlier in February. "That was a very aggressive path for us. Our plan now is to take more time, to have more meat on them [for Skyrim]. They'll feel closer to an expansion pack."

While the DLC will take longer to produce and be released less frequently, Skyrim players will still receive little pieces of content in between.

"Because that gap is going to be bigger, we want to put little things out for free in between. We've already done that for PC with the high-res pack. We're trying to figure out what those things are."

"We knew before release that we were going to support it in a larger way, with lots of updates every month," Howard added. "We knew we wanted to do more stuff to bring mods to people."

Speaking about the video Bethesda showed at DICE, revealing a number of mini Skyrim projects created by the dev team, Howard said that there's more that hasn't been shown off.

"That wasn't all of it. It's probably 60% of it. The other 40% doesn't show as well in a video or we didn't have good footage."