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'Meaty' Skyrim DLC packs inbound

Expansions to focus on "ways to make the game better, not just have more"

Whilst accepting a Game of the Year award at the Spike VGAs at the weekend, Skyrim game director Todd Howard revealed there will be multiple DLC releases for the RPG.


"We're going through ideas right now, and processing everything people are doing in the game, and trying to think of ways that we can improve it," said Howard.

No details about the DLC were shared, but Howard did say the content will be focused on "ways to make the game better, not just have more, because the game is so big". Like Bethesda's previous games, there will be multiple DLC packs with "a lot of meat on them".

Howard was also questioned about the possibility of a multiplayer component ever appearing in the franchise.

"You can never say never to anything like that," he said, "but it's not what our focus is. This type of game is where our hearts are, what we get excited about, and that's what we want to focus on. We don't want to lose that focus and we never want to sacrifice anything in the singleplayer game just to have it be multiplayer."

Microsoft said in August it had secured Xbox 360 timed exclusive releases for the first two DLC add-ons for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

While the exact nature of the add-on content isn't clear, Howard said in June that Bethesda wants to launch fewer but "more substantial" pieces of DLC than it has with previous titles, with an "expansion pack feel", so we're not expecting piddly in-game items.

[ SOURCE: Joystiq ]