Skyrim has been very popular on the PS3, Xbox 360 and the PC. Due to this Bethesda will not want to move onto the Elder Scrolls 6 this year. This means they could release more DLCs for Skyrim so as to bring in more money while the work on the next game.
The managing director of Bethesda said that retailers were helping to sell Dragonborn, Dawnguard and Hearthfire for the Xbox 360. The DLC packs will be coming out onto shelves for the PS3 and PC soon.
He said “We’ve already brought Dragonborn on PC to retail and we’re looking into Dawnguard. Skyrim fans will also be able to purchase all PS3 add-ons in-store throughout the next few weeks.” Bethesda are also helping to sell the game through Twitter and Facebook.
He also pointed out that “We plan to continue promoting the game throughout the rest of the year through all our social channels, and through special initiatives at retail – both digital and brick-and-mortar.”
Bethesda offers DLCs that more like expansions compared to the smaller ones that we saw with Oblivion. In total there were ten DLCs for the game and only two of them were major ones.
Fans of the game are now waiting to find out about the sequel to Skyrim which should be called Elder Scrolls 6. Skyrim has thrived on the consoles and so Bethesda will not want to rush into a new game. At the moment there are just three DLCs for the game and if Oblivion is anything to go then we should be seeing a lot more.
Skyrim Redguard has been said to be the next DLC coming our way and this could be a large DLC. We have not seen any small ones yet that people could call mods. The DLCs do bring in a lot of revenue for Bethesda, and while the cost of each DLC may be small, it soon adds up.