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New Bethesda 'Hearthfire' TM Indicates Another Skyrim DLC

By - Source: GameRanx | B 15 comments

There's another Skyrim DLC incoming, but don't expect it to be anything like Dawnguard...

Though it's only been little over a month since Skyrim's first expansion, Dawnguard, was first released on Xbox 360, it looks like Bethesda's got another underway.

Bethesda parent company Zenimax recently filed for a trademark under the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim name called Hearthfire, which references the fictional name for the month of September in the universe's lore.

This filing reinforces a post made by Bethsoft forum user irishandargonian, who claims to have knowledge of Skyrim's DLC from Reddit user derptemp6698. Derptemp6698 was the Reddit user who (accurately) leaked all the Mass Effect 3 DLC. Derptemp6698 gave what seems to be a summary of the expansion, which irishandargonian made public: "Hearthfire™, the next official game-add on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, has arrived. For the first time in the Elder Scrolls universe, purchase land and build your own home from the ground up - from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with armory, alchemy laboratory, trophy room, and more! With Hearthfire, the possibilities of what you can build are endless."

While homebuilding might not exactly have been what most Elder Scrolls gamers were looking for in the next Skyrim mod, it's definitely a nice touch. Currently, house customization in the game is a nightmare. And who knows? Maybe setting books on a bookshelf will finally be less of a hair-tearing task.

 

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    killerclick , August 22, 2012 12:46 AM
    I want a DLC where we go back to Soltsheim.
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    belethorsmagicalgoods , August 22, 2012 1:01 AM
    Dragon mounting or GTFO.
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    whimseh , August 22, 2012 1:05 AM
    Cool but there's a mod for that.
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    alextheblue , August 22, 2012 1:35 AM
    I'm all for a custom KA house, especially if I get to choose where to put it. :D 
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    idroid , August 22, 2012 1:37 AM
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    anort3 , August 22, 2012 1:53 AM
    If they follow the Oblivion model there will be several smaller DLC packs like this and at least one more large one. Morrowind was similar in the way you had to build your estate based on what Great House you joined. I always liked the House Hlaalu estate best.
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    anort3 , August 22, 2012 2:02 AM
    Edit.
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    Ironkidz , August 22, 2012 2:04 AM
    Before they make anymore DLC's, they need to fix the bugs in the one they already have.
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    anort3 , August 22, 2012 2:07 AM
    Well if I posted 2 similar comments it's because they are not showing up.
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    tomfreak , August 22, 2012 4:02 AM
    So they have the resources to release another DLC instead of fix the huge pile of bugs?
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    SmaugTD , August 22, 2012 5:05 AM
    There are already a lot of mods offering house customization...
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    amk-aka-Phantom , August 22, 2012 6:17 AM
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    For the first time in the Elder Scrolls universe, purchase land and build your own home from the ground up - from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with armory, alchemy laboratory, trophy room, and more!


    I call BS on "first time". Morrowind had you join of of the three Great Houses (Hlaaly, Redoran or Telvanni) and after ascending to high enough rank within the House, you would buy a plot and have an architect construct your manor. True enough, there was no customization and it was all pre-defined, but it's NOT the first time in TES we build our own house.

    As for the DLC, I'd love to have it, I don't like any of the present houses in Skyrim.
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    MMXMonster , August 22, 2012 2:29 PM
    Wonder if I can sue for copyright infringement... I have been using the name Hearthfyre since BBS RPG games, Ultima 3 and Bards Tale Games. Now if I could only find my original 5.25 floppies as evidence.
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    demonhorde665 , August 22, 2012 3:28 PM
    TomfreakSo they have the resources to release another DLC instead of fix the huge pile of bugs?


    DLC dev team is totally seperate of the patching team. developing new content is not the same line of work as patching already released content , nor should it be handled by that same department. I'm some on in game art design major , and when you are talking massive tripple A titles no major company makes one team do every thing it would be rediculously overworked. creating new content does NOT affect patchign efforts nor do patching efforts affect developing new content. only small dev companies have one team do every thing , and those developers arn't creating games any where near the scope and size of an elderscrolls game.
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    Anonymous , August 22, 2012 8:09 PM
    I don't know if I can trust that Derp fellow. Maybe Herp, because he's been a pretty reliable guy, but Derp has been rather derpy lately.