The next Skyrim DLC could be mere months away. Bethesda has trademarked the title Redguard, and so expansion news started flying. Pete Hines took to Twitter to answer the many questions about the release date of Skyrim Redguard.
The Redguard name still isn’t official, and there’s no release date, but as Bethesda has history like this, we can make some educated guesses. Previously the company has TM-ed its titles before announcing the DLC. Previous timings suggest a Redguard release in spring, as this would follow Dragonborn, which came out in December.
Despite knowing hardly anything, fans are speculating wildly online and on Twitter. Bethesda’s Peter Hines got online to talk to fans – which may not have pleased everyone.
He said: “We haven’t announced one nor said we are doing one.”
He answered another fan on Twitter: “@LShankley just the three [DLCs] you know of. no other dlc has been announced for skyrim.”
Even though Hines is staying schtum about Redguard, he’s not the only source of info.
Xbox 360: The Official Xbox Magazine started out the rumours about the Redguard release date, claiming that Bethesda had called Redguard “downloadable computer game software offered via the Internet and wireless devices.” This seems to be quite conclusive.
The mag also said that Redguard would take players to Hammerfell, home to the proud and aggressive Redguards. The piece read: “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 reckon that Redguard is just a rumour, and that Bethesda has trademarked the name to stop anyone else bagging it.
Historically, though, each Skyrim DLC has come out shortly after being trademarked. Bethesda hasn’t trademarked any of the Elder Scrolls tribes, places or factions…..
Some fans have been talking about the Redguard release date, and Xbox Magazine reckons that the expansion could be set in Dragonstar, the city 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 extant 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.”
Elder Scrolls fans might remember that the DLC rumoured to be out is linked to a previous title. Skyrim players will also know that one of the hardest enemies to beat was the Redguard Ebony Warrior.
Do you think that Redguard is the next DLC? Will it be set in Hammerfell or Dragonstar?
Here’s what fans of the game are saying about Redguard 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.