If you’re a  fan of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim who, like me, has been going through withdrawal symptoms after finishing the game, the good news is that your wait for news on the long-rumored DLC is finally at an end. Bethesda has officially announced the summer 2012 release of Dawnguard, the first of hopefully a few DLC expansions for the massvely popular and thoroughly life-consuming role playing game.

Bethesda has not revealed any specific details as to what Dawnguard will contain, however fans have uncovered evidence of Snow Elves, the crossbow being an added weapon, new guilds to join and lands beyond the map to explore. Bethesda has stated previously that their approach to additional content for Skyrim will emphasize quality over quantity, so fans wouldn’t be blamed for expecting a substantial amount of content given the time elapsed since the game’s release. While the console versions have only received patches and minor gameplay fixes, the PC platform has a robust community of mod creators who have compensated somewhat for the lack of official DLC.

This good news does come with a catch, however, as Dawnguard has only been confirmed for the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim. This is due to an exclusivity agreement between Bethesda and Microsoft, which stipulates that the first two DLC expansions will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 platform for the first 30 days. Owners of the Playstation 3 and PC versions will hopefully see a release shortly thereafter. Whether it will be another six moths until the second DLC expansion gets released, that is anyone’s guess.

Bethesda will reveal more information on Dawnguard at E3 2012, which runs from June 5 to 7.

via[GameRant]

18 COMMENTS

  1. i read on gamenguide that dawnguard comes with kinect and since no one posted anything on that i was just curious to know if u NEED to have the kinect although it’s kinda interesting that it doesn’t say anything about it on this site

  2. omg so sick of hearing pc and PS3  players whine  because its not coming out the same time as 360 , GO OUT and get yourself a xbox360 already , Bethesda has told everyone that this game is specifically designed for xbox360 then any other platforms , that is the deal bethesda has made with microsoft ages ago , and the game is finally tested on 360 first before other consols . FACT SKYRIM is a XBOX360 GAME and a Microsoft franchise . get over it pc and ps3 users …. and calm down the dlc is going to come out you just need to wait a bit longer :)

    • Seriously?..HAHA, you’re kidding, Bethesda doesn’t have anything to do with Microsoft. They’re originally PC game makers. I mean, I don’t give the slightest fuck about the PS3 people, Xbox and PC already surpass them 10 fold, just, I would love for you to show me where it says that Skyrim is originally made for Xbox360, when it is more compatible for the PC AND HAS BETTER GRAPHICS ON IT WITHOUT ANY SHITTY UPDATES (unlike the Xbox, when their updates hardly do shit.) but, before you start raging, I am a Xbox360 gamer stating this to some dumbass that clearly doesn’t know a thing about the systems nor their competitors, now shut the hell up, and stop thinking you know something. 

  3. “Owners of the Playstation 3 and PC versions will hopefully see a release shortly thereafter. Whether it will be another six moths until the second DLC expansion gets released, that is anyone’s guess.”

    Hah! Suck it you PS3 fags!!!
    And yes to the DLC. Snow elves and crossbows? This is the best day ever.

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