Now that most of us have poured 50+ hours into The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, that great, big world is starting to seem just a little bit smaller. Director Todd Howard talked with Joystiq about what the future holds for the game at Saturday's Video Game Awards, and it's one that of course includes downloadable content.
He said that the development team's focus is on finding "ways to make the game better, not just have more, because the game is so big. So we're going through ideas right now, and processing everything people are doing in the game, and trying to think of ways that we can improve it." Howard said to expect multiple DLC releases, but cautioned fans not to get too excited just yet. "They won't be quick, and they'll have a lot of meat on them."
One thing that very likely WON'T be changing in any DLC or patch releases is the awesome bucket-on-head thievery trick. You might remember seeing this pop up shortly after Skyrim's release. Basically, if you plop a bucket or cauldron or some similar object on a person's head in the game, you effectively break their line of sight and give yourself free reign to steal anything that isn't nailed down.
Howard recalls first seeing a video of the trick in action shortly after the game's release, and the conversations that ensued at Bethesda as a result. ""It was like day two, and we went, what? Do we fix that? Our lead programmer is pissed and wants to fix it, and I said I'm not sure we should," he explained. "That's one of those where maybe we leave it in."