No more Skyrim DLC as team moves on to next project

The Bethesda team behind Skyrim is moving on after more than 16 months of post-release support. No more DLC is planned for the smash hit open-world game, with the 1.9 patch its last planned major infusion of content, Bethesda announced today.

The staff is moving on to its next major project, which is ready to move into large-scale production with a full team push. Bethesda gave no indication of what that title will be, but given that Fallout 3 fell between Oblivion and Skyrim (Fallout: New Vegas was developed externally by Obsidian), our bet is on another trip to the post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Minor updates will still trickle out as needed, but Skyrim fiends crossing their fingers for another expansion past Dragonborn are out of luck. You may at least have an Elder Scrolls: Arena remake or re-release to keep you busy until the next game, given this Australian ratings board listing.

UPDATE: The Australian listing was just a clerical mix-up, as the game was not in the system before, Bethesda told Joystiq. You can always download the classic PC game free from Bethesda.


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  • askeih - April 20, 2013 3:11 a.m.

  • Meleedragon27 - April 15, 2013 8:30 p.m.

    Aw, I was really hoping Bethesda would push out at least one more add-on before moving on to the next big thing. I still think they could've done it, but I guess it's time to move on (after all, it's been over a year since the game was released). Looking forward to your next big thing, guys (which I'm gonna guess along with everyone else here that it's Fallout 4)!
  • D0CCON - April 15, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    I was hoping for a DLC pack where we could deal with the Aldmeri Dominion. Hopefully that can be the entire main plot of the next game (and hopefully they don't just fast forward hundreds of years to a point where the AD was removed offscreen).
  • CUFCfan616 - April 15, 2013 4:01 p.m.

    just in time for an announcement shortly after the next Xbox is revealed and for a spot at E3 where they have a booth but no game to show off. If it's not Fallout 4, a lot of people are going to be miffed off, but face it, it will be and I cannot wait for it
  • DragonLord23 - April 15, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    Can't wait. Hope it is Fallout 4 or something new.
  • winner2 - April 15, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    Give me valenwood.
  • SirNinja - April 15, 2013 11:05 a.m.

    Totally cool with this. I'm just glad they supported the game post-release with a large number of bugfix/content patches. 1.9 in particular will greatly extend the life of the game, especially for 360/PS3 players (now they too can get every perk eventually!) The amount of expansion content is about what Morrowind and Oblivion got, so no problems there. The modding community has also never been better, with some people making stuff that rivals/surpasses the official DLC in quality. As someone who plays this on PC, I don't think I'll ever find myself bored with least until Fallout 4 comes out.
  • Bloodstorm - April 15, 2013 9:43 a.m.

    This is fine with me. I've still yet to buy Skyrim, and by this point I'm just waiting for a GoTY/Complete version that comes with all the DLC like they did with Oblivion and Fallout 3 instead of buying it all separate. Plus, I want another Bethesda made Fallout, as Fallout 3 is one of my favorite games, if not my favorite. Bethesda did a great job in FO3 filling the world with interesting places to search through, and unique weapons to find. Something that was completely lost with New Vegas. Most of FO:NV locations amounted to a shack, or a lower spot in the desert.
  • Mafu - April 15, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    Just like you, I'm waiting for a GoTY. I hope it comes soon. Or, maybe, a special edition like they did with Oblivion 5th Anniversary.

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