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Bethesda announces the end of Skyrim

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In what could be seen as a bit of a surprise announcement; Bethesda has revealed that it will not be releasing any new content for Skyrim as it requires the full staff contingency to work on their current project.

According to a post on the official Bethesda blog

For the last year and a half we’ve been working on new content for Skyrim; from the game updates, Creation Kit, Steam Workshop, Kinect support, to DLCs. Parts of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project, and that game is at the point where it requires the studio’s full attention to make it our biggest and best work yet.

They do go no to say that they will still release minor updates as required but if you were holding out for the next big release then I’m sorry to say it isn’t going to happen.

Strangely some of the comments on the blog are very negative

Not cool bethesda not cool at all. Total slap in the face if you ask me kind of disingenuous on your guys part. Well say goodbye to my money cause you guys aint getting it anymore. Cant treat fans like this and expect them to stay not cool

Skyrim was released in 2011 and has received 3 full DLC packs since then. I don’t really see how they are slapping anyone in the face by announcing they are now focussing full time on their next big project but I guess you can’t please all the people all the time.

The next project is strongly rumoured to be Fallout 4 and I’m sure we will hear a lot more about it at E3 this year.

Do you think Bethesda has given this title enough support or were you also expecting a 4th and final DLC release before the game was put out to pasture?

Last Updated: April 16, 2013


  1. matthurstrsa

    April 16, 2013 at 07:59

    More than enough support in my opinion! And it shall live on, through mods on the PC.


    • Ultimo_Cleric_N7

      April 16, 2013 at 08:31

      Agreed. That guy who wrote the negative comment is a spoilt brat.


  2. NiteFenix

    April 16, 2013 at 08:05

    There have been rumours going around about a “Redguard” DLC. Some of the details that have hit the internet have been alarmingly detailed, so this comes as a bit of a surprise.

    I dunno, as long as they fix all the niggling problems that is still persistant in the already-released content, i’ll still remain loyal. At least until Elders Scrolls Online comes out.


    • Johan du Preez

      April 16, 2013 at 10:29

      If you think Elder Scrolls online is gonna be anything remotely the same as any elder scrolls game you are going to be very dissapointed. Its done by ZeniMax Online Studios and its just another WOW/GW2 clone.

      Its sad really I had high hopes for this one.


      • ijfiofd

        January 9, 2014 at 21:31

        Me too bro. Just another WoW or MMO only with Elder Scrolls skin.

        Usually games that turn to MMORPG’s like WoW can be irritating to other players. For example, those of the Warcraft RTS fans hoped to see Warcraft IV………………yet none came. Too bad other game companies have to go back to make newer and more appealing ones.


  3. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 16, 2013 at 08:14

    I only have the base game, and stopped my addiction to Skyrim after about 250+ hours. Never even got some of the DLC :-

    I’ll just leave this as a fond memory, and remember the good times 🙂

    Time to move on. And as Matt said, plenty PC mods!


  4. Jonathan Philip Kaiser

    April 16, 2013 at 08:14

    I am actually pleased that their fully resources are now devoted to finishing the Online version of skyrim – Elder Scrolls.


    • Johan du Preez

      April 16, 2013 at 10:27

      They are not in any part involved in Elder Scrolls Online, Zenimax is doing it on their own ….

      ZeniMax Online Studios = Elder Scrolls Online

      Bethesda Softworks is working on Fallout 4.


  5. OVG

    April 16, 2013 at 08:15

    FINALLY 🙂 Now those who do not have internet can look forward to the GOTY edition with all PATCHES including the slow mo arrow shots, hi textures (so one can read the road signs and see the glove on ones hand) no more game freezing when using those magic spells like conjuration that bugged out the console and forward flying dragons…

    YOU KNOW??? How it should have been released. Not to mention the DLC that nobody played will come with disc 🙂 SWWWWEEEEEEEET.

    Well… the PS3 off-liners will still have to look forward to game freezer time over 30hours in 🙁


  6. Draco Lusus

    April 16, 2013 at 08:15

    Maybe that tool was a PS3 owner?


  7. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    April 16, 2013 at 08:16

    They’ve done more than enough. I am a bit sad that there won’t be more regions added to the existing game (Cyrodill, Morrowind etc) but we all knew the chances were slim.

    It’s by no means a slap in the face. Most other games don’t even get as much additional content.

    I say, hang it up and start work on ESO and the next Single Player installment.


  8. Zoidster The 3rd

    April 16, 2013 at 08:30

    PC Mods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but seriously man this game is still more than awesome…. its one of those few games that i did not even need to complete to enjoy and it did spawn one of the most irritating MEMES on the FACE OF THE PLANET……..


    • RedJoker

      April 16, 2013 at 08:33

      I was going to give you a serious comment, but then I took an arrow to the knee


      • Zoidster The 3rd

        April 16, 2013 at 09:36

        think of the puppies..


    • HvR

      April 16, 2013 at 08:33

      The Bethesda team was working on a 4th DLC pack but then they took an arrow in the knee.


      • Zoidster The 3rd

        April 16, 2013 at 09:38



        • HvR

          April 16, 2013 at 09:59

          Well it could been worse, the arrow could have touched him on his studio. That would have sucked.


    • Pidott

      April 16, 2013 at 08:54



  9. RedJoker

    April 16, 2013 at 08:32

    Well, many people don’t realise that Bethesda is barely involved in ESO. They basically ensure the lore is accurate, give an opinion. So their work is most likely going to be Fallout, OR a new Elder Scrolls, OR a new IP. E3 is going to be very exciting this year. 🙂


  10. Hondsepop

    April 16, 2013 at 08:35

    They did a good job supporting. The fact that they opened their game to the community and modders (unlike some) tells me they have confidence in their fan base to take the game even further. There are some clever dudes and dudettes in that community that can support and help where it is needed.


  11. Kaya

    April 16, 2013 at 09:16

    The great thing about Skyrim is that there is, and will continue to be, tons of user generated content (on the PC). I for one am not upset at all.


  12. Trevor Davies

    April 16, 2013 at 09:27

    Now to wait for a nice Steam sale to get the DLCs, whack in a bunch of mods, & it’s like playing a whole new game.


  13. silverscorpio

    April 16, 2013 at 09:31

    I can understand what Bethesda is saying. Good luck to them because the DLC released was enjoyable.


  14. John Van Rensburg

    April 16, 2013 at 09:31

    they’ve called an end to Skyrim, and quite frankly, gotten more than enough mileage out of the game. that’s not to say that they won’t build other games in the Elder Scrolls IP in the future, but after nearly 2 years, its time to start doing something new, or risk developer stagnation and fading into obscurity.


  15. Martin du preez

    April 16, 2013 at 10:25

    Bethesda,bring me mah next gen Fallout game. kthankyoubey


  16. Jonah Cash

    April 16, 2013 at 13:20

    “but I guess you can’t please all the people all the time.”
    @gavin you see what you said there?!?!?!? Hahahahahaha!!!


  17. Purple_Dragon

    April 16, 2013 at 14:01

    Doom 4? Pretty please. But I suppose that’s strictly Id Software.


  18. Kobus Nel

    April 19, 2013 at 09:39

    I think it had it’s time in the spot light. Fans will play it even without new content or bug fixing. It had close to a year and a half for bug fixes and expansion content, I think the kinks have been ironed out by now? If not, then aww well, shucks. But time ain’t standing still, time for something new and better.


  19. ShutUpHomo

    January 9, 2014 at 21:34

    What a world. A fucked up game that is broken like Skyrim. They release it on 11-11-11 but carelessly let Skyrim be ruined with shit. Now they are making and publishing a gay Elder Rolls Online with funny looking animations of people fighting and touching each other.


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