Skyrim: Hearthfire confirmed as next DLC pack in debut video

With Dawnguard in Bethesda's rearview mirror, attention has shifted to the next downloadable content pack for Skyrim, and today we finally have hard information on what that will be. It's called Hearthfire and features a focus on personal dwellings and families. Of course, players already have access to housing in Skyrim, but this DLC ratchets that up about 16 notches.

According to the video, Hearthfire will be arriving on September 4th on Xbox Live, but no word on a release date for the other platforms.


  • sft10 - August 28, 2012 7:18 a.m.

    So basically they copied a mod from the nexus and want you to pay for it?
  • ObliqueZombie - August 28, 2012 8:19 a.m.

    I know it's "already a mod" and blah blah blah, but let's face it: mods feel alien. Most mods don't even have their own static (or turnable, I guess) image--they just use what's already in the game. Personally, I love mods. I probably have close to 3 dozen different ones when taking into account the Steam Workshop and the Nexus, but... I just like an addition better when it's SUPPOSED to be in the game. It feels more stable, more at home. So yeah, I think I'll be getting this from Steam whenever we get it, same as I did Dawnguard--and damn, did I love Dawnguard. Looks like a fantastic addition.
  • superdude0905 - August 28, 2012 7:45 a.m.

    For those of us who don't have Skyrim on the PC, this is great, always felt that the whole "home and family" thing was a bit lackluster. Also mudcrabs.
  • Acerlux - August 28, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    Looks kinda interesting. Not something I'm going to take Skyrim off of my shelf for, but something I might pick up whenever I next play it.
  • Bloodstorm - August 28, 2012 7:54 a.m.

    This just makes me want the game more. If I can get it on sale latter this year, maybe during Steam's Holiday sale, I'll bite. Too expensive right now, with the DLC and all.
  • SentientSquidMachine - August 28, 2012 7:56 a.m.

    Exactly what I thought....but then I kept thinking and I'm kind of okay with this. First and foremost, however, a nod should be made to the modders who made the various home building mods out there, especially the one where you build a complex by a river (forgot what its called). When great mods are created, I would love for the games developers to use their skills to perfect those mods, and make them better. They have the resources to make them perfect, and bug free. Depends on what they charge though. There are plenty of quality mods out there that are free, but I'd pay $5-$10 given home much time I've spent playing this game.
  • brianofthewoods - August 28, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    thats why its probably coming to 360 first
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - August 28, 2012 8:06 a.m.

    Actually looks pretty good, done with Dawnguard and was looking for a reason to return to Skyrim.
  • Fuzunga - August 28, 2012 10:17 a.m.

    It's like The Sims EXTREME.
  • brennannorman - August 28, 2012 10:21 a.m.

    Looks really cool and defiantly will be a nice treat for console players and even then this looks to be some high quality stuff.... I just hope they wont release it a month later like they did for Dawnguard
  • Child Of Death - August 28, 2012 11:09 a.m.

    I am somewhat disapointed by this. I was hoping for an another epic adventure. But this looks interesting although I wont start up Skyrim again just for this. P.S Is it me or are the captchas getting harder and harder to read?
  • Manguy17 - August 28, 2012 11:52 a.m.

    if they add divorce then im in, as many may have done I married the figher lady with the facepaint just to see what the marriage system was like, being able to change their clothes (and the clothes of all compainions ) would be nice, other than just giving them better armour, it just seemed wrong to come home to your wife who has anchient nord amour and facepaint.
  • asspills - August 28, 2012 12:03 p.m.

    This gives me an unusual amount of boners; Skyrim plus minecraft elements. Except one problem: As a khajitt player who isn't a furry, I am unable to make myself marry anyone in the game.
  • robotdickens - August 28, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    My jaw literally hung open for the first minute. You see THIS is what I want when I buy an expansion pack. This only furthers my thought that Bethesda is the greatest game company ever. And September 4th? YES! It's coming out so soon!
  • Travia220 - August 28, 2012 12:30 p.m.

    Hell Yea, Horse Armour DLC. Thought Bethesda wasn't going to do that kind of DLC. It's also good to see Bethesda is still profiting off of the ideas of the mod community.
  • Pyroco101 - August 28, 2012 12:40 p.m.

    "After the last chunk of in-house mods that we decided should be wrapped up in voice acting and sold as DLC, we've decided to do it again, and confirm our desire for the casual audience by turning what was a franchise that could impress Tolken's lore and bestiary into "The Sims: Skyrim." -Bethesda
  • Clovin64 - August 28, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Pfft. My Skyrim character is a brooding loner anyway. No wife and kids for me.
  • cwdd47 - August 28, 2012 1:12 p.m.

    What was that other DLC that was supposed to come out on thePs3 as well? Dawnsomething?? I can't remember, it's been so long since I've heard anything about it...
  • CUFCfan616 - August 28, 2012 3:27 p.m.

    Meh. With all the faffing about with the PS3 version, I'll just wait until the GOTY/Complete edition is out on Steam and in a Steam sale rather than spend another $60 on 4 or 5 DLCs. Bethesda make great games, but if they put half the effort they put into DLCs for Fallout & Elder Scrolls, they could make the games work perfectly instead of being bugridden
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - August 28, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    This is what I want. I spend hours and hours in Elder Scrolls games meticulously arranging all of my hoarded treasures inside my houses (probably because I have undiagnosed OCD) and this is perfect. Not some pre-built mod or DLC home, but something I can build myself, with materials I have to collect (so it feels like I earned it), without having to download modding tools on a PC and learn to use them. Bethesda, you know me so well.

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