So we're all excited for the release of Skyrim, what with its immersive and super-long gameplay and all. In fact, one of the hallmarks of the Elder Scrolls series is the fact that the world is so expansive that you can get lost in it doing all kinds of random things while you completely forget about the main quest. So why, then, has Bethesda announced DLC packs for the game?
Skyrim will be released on November 11, but as yet there's no timeline for the DLC packs. The only details about them are that they're going to be released on the Xbox 360 30 days before they appear anywhere else. So I guess if you really want first dibs on the DLC, (whatever it may be) then you'll probably want to play it on the 360. Personally, although I find the 360 controller rather comfortable for FPSes (I know, I'm weird that way), I've been leaning towards the PS3 for Skyrim just because I think it would look more spectacular in full 1080p.
But the real question here is why are they already announcing DLC for a game that isn't out yet? Why not just include this content in the game itself? Hopefully it's actual gameplay and quests instead of *shudder* horse armor or something!
Oh, and in other news, according to the Bethesda Blog, there's going to be vampires in Skyrim, too! So watch yourself!