Skyrim new continent DLC vs. console mod-like extras
While PC and console users would most likely have a lot of similar features wanted for the upcoming Skyrim DLC, it’s also obvious that there are very different priorities for the downloadable content as well, which is thanks to Skyrim mods on PC but not on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Does Skyrim really need DLC? We’ve heard this question a few times and in most cases the person asking it has only just started playing Skyrim, which means they can hold off downloading the DLC once it gets a release date. If you have put in well over 300 hours, like we have, then you would know that downloadable content is needed although the game is far from finished. Once we got to the 300 hour mark we started to feel like a new continent would be nice to explore, although we could also envision many extras with DLC like dragon mounts and horse armor.
The reason many PC users want only a new continent with Skyrim DLC is mods – dozens of our PC readers have stated they get enough extras from mods, and while there are little extras wanted in official DLC, it seems the majority of PC gamers would pay for a new continent as DLC.
Are you a PC Skyrim user, and if so what do you need from official DLC to make it worth downloading? There are many roads out of Skyrim, which have invisible walls and leave a few options for developers to take although not all of them are welcomed by fans. You can see a map below that shows a number of possibilities for a new continent added to Skyrim via DLC, let us know where you want to go if you like the idea of a new area.
Personally as a Skyrim PS3 and Xbox 360 owner we want to see some of the most popular mods on PC brought to console versions, and also other DLC from Bethesda within a large package to make it worthwhile. Having explored Skyrim for 400+ hours and seen most of the land you also get a feeling of wanting to explore it all again with enhancements to make the current Skyrim world a lot better, rather than go to a new land.
How can the current Skyrim map be enhanced on consoles to make DLC worth it? Having a texture pack could really give the PS3 and Xbox 360 version new life and would make you want to explore the world of Skyrim in a new way, although gameplay could be improved with new items, abilities and more types of weapons. Having crossbows, axes, throwing knives, bombs and more weapons – we’re sure you can think of – would change the gameplay immensely and Bethesda could even through in new combat abilities to enhance things further.
Becoming a Jarl of a Hold on the PS3 and Xbox 360 via DLC would also enhance Skyrim for those that want power, which allows you to not only reap the financial benefits but also walk around your town with everyone thinking “you the man“. Then we also have the possibility of what this would allow you to do with running a city, and even raising an army to battle other cities without needing another continent. This alone shows how the current world could be made better with console DLC, although many mods give these abilities on PC, so these users would most likely favor a new continent.
Are you playing Skyrim on console or PC, and do you feel this choice of platform affects what you want from DLC? One thing is for sure and that is we will all find out soon thanks to Bethesda stating on Twitter that fans should “Rest assured” in the knowledge that DLC is coming, and with a surprise set for later this month it’s a good month for Skyrim fans.