Microsoft nabs timed exclusivity deal for Skyrim DLC

Friday, 26th August 2011 15:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has announced an exclusivity deal with Bethesda for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The first two pieces of DLC for the game will land on Xbox Live for 30 days upon release, after which the DLC will land on PC and PS3, according to the press release. The content of said DLC has yet to be revealed. Skyrim releases worldwide on November 11.



  1. viralshag

    Probably some horse armor.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. stretch215

    Whatever it is it’ll be on 360 first. Lol countdown to PC rage….

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Xuchilbara

    2 pieces of DLC within the first 30 days of release? Yea, I am betting this DLC is shit. Can’t say I care.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Razor


    #4 3 years ago
  5. DLTDawnlight

    Microsoft, instead of buying exclusives MAKE exclusives. Sorry, but timed exclusives are NOT gonna help you out on the run.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 Nope. just the first two pieces will hit XBL first for 30 days – not two bits of DLC in 30 days.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Kuwabara

    Buy the time ive platinumed it and gotten most out of the single player, the dlc would have been out for ps3, so it doesn’t affect me.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    All companies that do this are providing a disservice to the majority of their consumers.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. albo88

    #5 DLTDawnlight

    i dont think Microsoft are thus type of guys that throw the money in air like nothing
    if they are doing this moves that mean that it works for them just like with GTA witch was the first test COD and now Skyrim

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Xuchilbara

    @Steph – Ahhh yes… Completely read it wrong :( Anywho, with the months and months I will be spending with the original content, I don’t see this effecting me, as I like to finish games roughly 100% before even touching DLC.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Nozz

    Should be enough time to fully get into the game before considering adding DLC anyway.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Aimless

    Look on the bright side, at least there’s a chance they might have fixed the DLC’s inevitable issues by the time it comes to release on PC and PS3; Bethesda don’t exactly have a great track record.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Eregol

    So, MS want either same time releases or if something is on PS3/Wii first, when it’s launched for the 360 it has to be on level par with it’s current incarnation on it’s current host platform.
    Then MS do this and it makes you realise that they really are hypocritical badgers.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. DuckOfDestiny

    Meh, I’ll be too busy playing free mods to care about DLC.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. HeavyD-Love

    I hate DLC talk prior to game release

    #15 3 years ago
  16. OrbitMonkey

    Keep jumping for that easy to reach Apple MS, meanwhile Sony are sowing the seeds for a fucking orchard.

    P.s. I’ll be waiting for GOTY myself… Unless Skyrim is utter shit obviously… Hey don’t look at me like that! It could be!

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DaMan

    Very nice, if only that was the case with the original xbox I would ‘ve never bought the second PS.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. tontsa91

    I am now officially very angry.

    They DARE to do this? AGAIN?!

    There would be no TES without us PC players.

    I am not paying them a damn coin.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight


    You are kidding right? They did it for Fallout 3 and New Vegas. How did you think this game would escape this trend?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OrbitMonkey

    @18 To be fair thats a slight over reaction surely? I mean 30 days is no big deal. Plus as has been pointed out, you pc guys have a very healthy mod community to keep things Interesting and you know these dlc will have bugs… Waiting 30 days would be a good idea even if you’be got a 360 imo.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Akilla

    haha like i care! the game alone is more than 300 hours, soo i don’t have a problem waiting for the DLC’s…

    #21 3 years ago
  22. ultramega

    They’re paying for 30 days of exclusivity… Man. Talk about throwing your money out the window.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Teabag

    When will publishers learn to NEVER snub their ORIGINAL fan base, the PC?

    #23 3 years ago
  24. GwynbleiddiuM

    two words, Mod community, top that suckers.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. AHA-Lambda

    what a bloody surprise -_-

    #25 3 years ago
  26. HauntaVirus



    #26 3 years ago

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