If you are waiting for a new DLC for Skyrim you might have to wait just months. Redguard has been trademarked and Pete Hines took to Twitter to answer the questions of fans about a DLC release with the name of Redguard.
At the moment there is nothing official about the DLC being called Redguard and we don’t know anything about an official release date. You can look into the history of Bethesda and this tells you that they have trademarked titles in the past and then gone on to reveal them as a DLC. This does mean that we could see a DLC released very soon as it would follow on from Dragonborn which was released in December.
Pete Hines did talk with fans, but his answers may not please everyone.
He said “We haven’t announced one nor said we are doing one.”
He also said “@LShankley just the three [DLCs] you know of. no other dlc has been announced for skyrim.”
We do however have information from other sources.
According to the official Xbox magazine Bethesda said that Redguard was “downloadable computer game software offered via the Internet and wireless devices.” And that this was proof enough.
They said that the game was to take place in Hammerfell due to the fact that this was home to Redguards. They said “You may already know from playing Skyrim that the Redguards are the fiercest warriors around. They also hate wizards and most types of magic.” The mag also said of the Redguards: “(they are) reportedly skilled in the use of Destruction magic, the latter aren’t big fans of wizards in general — they regard any combat art that doesn’t deal out punishment directly as dangerously effete.”
Some people have said that Redguard is just a rumour and that Bethesda could have trademarked it so as to stop anyone else from using the name. You do have to bear in mind that each of the DLCs that have been released has been trademarked prior to release. Also bear in mind that they have never trademarked places or factions.
Xbox Magazine said that they think the home base for the DLC may be Dragonstar as this is where the Nords and Redguards live.
“According to the Elder Scrolls wiki, the city is (or at least, was) a hotbed of political contention, chopped up Berlin-Wall-style between the Nords and Redguards in the aftermath of a long-ceased war. Visit the site today (you’ll need access to a PC version and mod tools) and you’ll find only an oddly featureless, geometry-less stretch of land dotted with pine trees. Going on technological insight that I absolutely don’t have, this would seem a good foundation for an add-on: the less extent landscape there is to wrangle with, surely, the easier new assets are to install.
“An expansion set partly or entirely within Dragonstar would be an interesting experience, thanks to the aforesaid rocky local politics, but after playing Dragonborn, I suspect the bulk of the pack may once again take place off-shore. Bethesda’s decision to revisit the isle of Solstheim in the most recent expansion was a stroke of genius… Skyrim’s expansions could serve as a means of publicising the game’s wider universe prior to the launch of the continent-spanning Elder Scrolls Online.”
The Redguard name has been linked with another game as players of Skyrim will remember that one of the most difficult of enemies to beat was the Redguard Ebony Warrior.
Whether or not Redguard will be the new DLC is anyone’s guess, we will just have to wait and see. Here is what some of the fans have been talking about on Twitter:
“Next Skyrim DLC. Redguard,” tweeted Paulo Liwanag .
“Oh what is this? New skyrim dlc rumored to be called redguard? ADVENTURES IN HAMMERFELL,” tweeted @GrandDukePain .
“@DCDeacon will PS3 users be getting any more DLC’s in the future? and is there a new DLC in the workings as rumors are about a DLC redguard?” tweeted Rhys Davies .
“So how do you feel about the rumors or Redguard dlc for Skyrim?” tweeted Kyle Shanks .
“I don’t actually think Redguard is gonna be a DLC. I’m actually betting on a HD remake,” tweeted @Jay_in_a_boat .
“I wonder if the next DLC for skyrim is redguard and u get to explore in hammerfell,” tweeted @PROMINER54 .
“Next Skyrim DLC called Redguard?” tweeted IGN.