Skyrim DLC hitting 360 first

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Microsoft, it seems, has lots its way when it comes to first-party exclusives. Sure, there’s Gears of War, Fable and Forza – all of which are behemoths in their own right – but there’s little else, barring a string of Kinect-only titles that’ll sway gamers to that platform. Instead, they seem to be rather good at securing publishers DLC as timed Xbox 360 exclusives.

That list now includes Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, which’ll have its first two bits of additional content available on the 360 first.

"The first two add-on content drops for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be released exclusively on Xbox 360, 30 days before" it lands anywhere else, says Bethesda.

There’s no word on what exactly that content is yet, but Bethesda’s Todd Howard says hey plan on releasing  "more substantial" with an "expansion pack feel," so it’s unlikely Xbox owners will be parading about in Horse Armour before the rest of you. Considering how huge Skyrim is, it’s unlikely I’ll get to the DLC by the time it’s out on Microsoft’s platform – so I’ll probably still stick to PC (it has mods!) as my Skyrim platform of choice. With something as multiplayer-centric as Call of Duty, another series Microsoft has DLC dibs on, I can see timed exclusivity on maps being a biggie…but this? Not so much. What do you think? Any of you getting Skyrim on 360 now, purely for the early DLC?

Skyrim releases worldwide on 11 November this year for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Read our impressions of it from Gamescom here.

Source : CVG

Last Updated: August 29, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

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