Of all the massive games that were either released or announced in the year of 2011, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was easily one of the best. Skyrim had everything going for it, and to this day, it still does. Skyrim is so addictive that many people could write an essay summarizing only the good aspects of the hit game. Skyrim received immensely positive critical reception from all sorts of video gaming websites, including CheatMasters itself. Skyrim had a massive open world, similar in size to that of its predecessor, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. But unlike Oblivion, Skyrim’s massive world had content on every corner. People had complained that Cyrodiil (the area Oblivion was built on) was mostly useless land, and it wasn’t being used to its fullest potential in terms of content. The developers at Bethesda changed all that in the development of Skyrim. Skyrim was blooming with content. While the main storyline was no more that 25 hours of gameplay, the entire game boasted well over 300 hours of content. In fact, it has so much content, that the developers themselves said that they lost count at around 300 hours. The NPCs were believable, but more importantly, the surrounding story was entirely believable (to a gamer’s extent, not a philosopher’s). More than the enormous amount of content and storyline selling, there’s actually tons more content for those on PC. PC Gamers have the ability to create mods (which are modifications of the original game or game mechanics) using the Skyrim Creation Kit, which is a tool that’s very similar to the engine that Bethesda used to create most of the game (known as the Creation Engine). Users could generate new content of their own, or simply download content that other players have already created and uploaded to steam. The best part, all of them were free. But what about console gamers? And what about an official piece of new content from the developer itself? Gamers have been waiting for a very long time (or so it may seem to those waiting) for Bethesda to release some of their own DLC content, which would be available to all platforms and would be generally more stable that gamer-developed content created using the Skyrim Creation Kit.
Well, that wait is over (almost). Bethesda has announced a brand new piece of DLC (Downloadable Content) that is to be available for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 alike. It has been dubbed “Dawnguard”. This DLC has been rumored to contain crossbows and snow elves, but no content-related details have been made official just yet. Bethesda promises that all the juicy details that us gamers want to hear will arrive at this years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June.
We do know that this Dawnguard DLC will be available exclusively to the Xbox 360 first. Don’t worry, though! After 30 days have passed, the same DLC will be available on both PlayStation 3 and PC. The Dawnguard DLC is expected to be released this summer, but it could be a bit later than that. We’ll just have to wait for the “official” word from Bethesda.