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Skyrim to have multiple DLC releases, developers say that the game's popularity has gone "above and beyond" their expectations

Skryim exceeds dev's expectations, multiple DLC is planned

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 11, 2011 at 10:31 pm CST (0 mins, 59 secs time to read)

The Spike Video Game Awards happened over the weekend, where Game Director Todd Howard accepted an award for Game of the Year for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, he also said to Joystiq that the game's popularity had surprised even the development team.

Skyrim to have multiple DLC releases, developers say that the game's popularity has gone above and beyond their expectations | TweakTown.com

He said "We thought it would do well, but it has gone above and beyond." One of the more surprising effects of that popularity, are the many YouTube videos. Howard says one of the favorite videos at Bethesda is the one where people put buckets on the heads of in-game characters. He said:

It was like day two, and we went, what? Do we fix that? Our lead programmer is pissed and wants to fix it, and I said I'm not sure we should. That's one of those where maybe we leave it in.

Howard didn't share details on the forthcoming DLC, but says it will be focused on:

ways to make the game better, not just have more, because the game is so big. So we're going through ideas right now, and processing everything people are doing in the game, and trying to think of ways that we can improve it.

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NEWS SOURCE:joystiq.com
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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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