The Elder Scrolls' Tamriel is pretty big. In fact, it's downright gigantic. But apparently Bethesda doesn't think it's quite large enough to house Skyrim's first DLC content. Nope, Bethesda is thinking much bigger. So big, in fact, that the area this DLC encompasses can't even fit on the same planet as Tamriel. That's right, Skyrim's first expansion will be taking players to space.
After Valve's Space Core mod for Skyrim, which proved to be incredibly popular among fans, the next logical step was to bring the game into space. "Medieval-type dragons are pretty awesome," said our source on the matter, "but you know what's even more awesome? Space dragons."
Once the content is installed, a new temple will appear just outside Whiterun. Inside is a portal which will take players to a brand new location on an asteroid. From there, players will be able to capture a dragon and ride it to several other asteroids scattered across the galaxy. Of course, the player will first have to acquire magic that allows for breathing in space, similar to the natural water-breathing skill of the Argonian race. Failure to do this will cause instant death, resulting in a very graphic animation of your character's head violently exploding. It's quite gruesome.
The main quest line here will culminate in an epic battle against an ancient space god, which will predominantly be experienced via quick time events. The final reward is a new dragon shout that can rend the very fabric of time. And players can even use this to dynamically rip Tamriel into pieces should they choose to do so.
"We've really delivered a new sense of scope with this expansion," said our source. "In space, everything is really far apart. Players will get a strong feel for that with the almost absurd travel times between asteroids. The travel time between the closest two asteroids is several days. To reach the outer areas of this content, expect to spend several years riding on the back of a faster-than-light space dragon. Believe me when I say this is epic."
This content is still in development, but players can expect to download it one year from today, on April 1, 2013. "We just hope that consoles have hard drives large enough to hold this massive expansion by then," claims our source, who we're growing a tad suspicious of. "It's certainly not going to fit on those measly 250 GB Xbox 360 hard drives."
Perhaps it should be noted that our source remains anonymous, and has delivered this information via snail mail. The letter we received reeked strongly of whiskey and desperation. But hey, who are we to judge?
Editor / News Director
Date: April 1, 2012
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