It has been said that the next Skyrim could be just months away, this is thanks to Bethesda having trademark Redguard. Pete Hines went on Twitter to answer some question from fans about when we could expect Skyrim Redguard.
However the Redguard name isn’t official and at the moment there is no release date, however if we take a look into the history of the company we are able to make some guesses. The company has trademarked their titles in the past and then gone on to announce a DLC. If this follows on then we could expect a release during the spring, as the DLC would follow Dragonborn, which was released in December.
Fans have been speculating and talking on Twitter, he was talking to fans, however not everyone will be pleased to hear what he said.
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.”
So it seems that for the moment Hines is remaining quiet, however he is not the only one with information.
The official Xbox Magazine have been making claims about the release date, they said Bethesda had called it “downloadable computer game software offered via the Internet and wireless devices.” This does seem to make it conclusive.
The DLC see players heading to Hammerfell, this is the home of the Red Guards who were proud and very aggressive. 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.”
There are some people that think Reguard is nothing more than a rumour and that it could have been trademarked just to stop anyone else from using the name. After all the company have not trademarked any of the Elder Scrolls places, factions or tribes.
When it comes to the release date fans have been speculating and Xbox Magazine thinks that the expansion may be set in the city Dragonstar. This is due to the fact that this is where the Redguards and the Nords 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.”
Fans of the elder scrolls may wish to remember that the DLC was thought to be linked to another title stop those who play Skyrim will by now know that the Redguard Ebony warrior is one of the hardest people to beat.
So will Redguard be the next DLC? And will it be set in Dragonstar or Hammerfell?
Fans been on Twitter talking about the DLC this is what they have had to say.
“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.