Next Skyrim DLC called Dragonborn?

Source code files suggest upcoming Elder Scrolls V expansion to add rideable dragons, as well as new regions and armor types.

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The next expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim may be called Dragonborn and could have gamers riding dragons. A Bethesda forum user has dug through the source code for the game's new 1.8 patch and found several references to "Dragonborn" and "DLC2."

The user claims the Dragonborn expansion will add new armor types, and may even allow users to ride dragons in some fashion.

The files suggest the Dragonborn DLC will be set in the island area of Solstheim, a land northwest of Wardenfell and east of Skyrim. According to the Elder Scrolls Wikia, its climate is cold and snowy and is home to the Ebony mines.

A Bethesda representative told GameSpot, "We don't comment on rumors and speculation."

If the next expansion for Skyrim is in fact titled Dragonborn, it won't come as a total surprise. In May, Bethesda parent company Zenimax Media sought a Dragonborn trademark through the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The mark was filed under the goods and services description of "Computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices."

Previously released DLC for Skyrim includes Dawnguard and Hearthfire. Both are currently available for Xbox 360 and PC, but potentially unsolvable issues have kept these add-ons from PlayStation 3.

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Doddie
Doddie

I loathe downloads.  Just the CD please.

Aerodamus
Aerodamus

I'm just so happy that the PS3 won't be getting Skyrim DLC. It puts the final nail on the coffin to the Xbox 360 being superior to the PS3. The Elder Scrolls Franchise is my favorite game series in history. I thank Bethesda greatly for only giving us PC and Xbox fans the full experience.

BlueTurtz
BlueTurtz

I can't wait for the next dlc i love skyrim. And for ps3.... not going to happen.

robayeit
robayeit

Coming from a PC man who has a rubbish PC so stuck on 360, due to money issues cant upgrade every version of elders scrolls is better on the PC plain and utter fact

 

anyone who says otherwise has been smoking weed 2 much and needs an arrow to knee, elbow and my fav animation DECAPITATION!!

ardent163
ardent163

This added content is sure to help modders with some of the more technical mods out there, like playing as a dragon. I'm curious, once again, as to what's in the works now for Skyrim. o_o

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

Don't care about riding dragons. I don't even ride the horses in this game. They really need to improve the horse riding mechanics. Something like RDR would be great. It's fun just riding around in that game because of how satisfying the horse riding is.

 

As for new armour... well that's completely useless since my mage doesn't wear any. How about some new content for mage characters? I don't think there has been any new stuff for mages in any of the expansions so far. Some new spells and mage gear would be awesome.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

Did everything there is to do in this game.. it was fun while it lasted and so it did for a while and loved every moment of it but when bethesda failed to deliver to the other half of their fans I didn't care cause I'm over it... a lot of other games to look forward to. Thanks bethesda but no thanks.

buying1999
buying1999

YES!!! I can't wait!!! I love this game. The DLC has been awesome to this point. Playing as a vampire and now getting to ride dragons!!!! AWESOME!!! It must suck to have only the over priced internet ready blu ray player, which can't handle massive ram intensive games like this.

 

The Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made. --John Carmack

BetaVulgaris
BetaVulgaris

Yes, then we will finally be able to play as the dragonborn! Wait, what..?

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

juz move on to new games already. stop living in the past.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

A Bethesda representative told GameSpot, "We don't comment on rumors and speculation."  He went on to add: "We also don't send people to classes on how to develop for platforms that have been out six years."

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

From the title, it looks like you're asking us.  From the article it looks like you are perpetuating a rumor.

 

As always, nice work.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Why couldn't they have made so many expansions for Morrowind, the last unfilthy episode in The Elder Scrolls saga??

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

A rideable dragon would be awesome and new armor would be sweet. Although armor for the werewolf form would be beneficial since walking around naked makes everyone look. I bet it will high priced though like Dawnguard was. Still I'm getting it!!!! 8D

yored
yored

Just thinking. Maybe they will release GOTY on PS4 then. That would be the best version of all.

Big_Pecks
Big_Pecks

The PS3 title will be called "Bugborn."

dark_rising76
dark_rising76

I'm waiting until a GOTY edition to come out with the dlc contents first. 

okassar
okassar

I want to return to Morrowind. Please Bethesda. I would pay up to 30 dollars for that.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Beware that most dragons may fly backwards when mounted.

Assassin_O
Assassin_O

True Skyrim has a lot of bugs... Lets be real the game is massive and took almots 6 years to release after Oblivion... So enjoy your, yearly rehashes of COD...All you NOOBS complaining about the game remember Skyrim received more game of the year rewards than any other game released last year... so yeah enough said...

ImBack558855
ImBack558855

if i want to fly dragons, then i'll just play Lair...

Mr357Magnum
Mr357Magnum

By the gods?! Ridable dragons? If this is true then i have died and went to Valhalla.

beane13
beane13

 @Scorpion1813 I doubt riding a dragon will be much like riding a horse lol

 

Also I agree they should put more mage gear in the game. My character is pretty balanced between warrior and mage but it's nice to change it up from time to time.

96augment
96augment

 @buying1999 You don't own a gaming PC, do you? The PC version of Skyrim is the best version. By the way, this is coming from a PS3 owner.

96augment
96augment

 @tgwolf "Unfilthy episode"? What was wrong with Oblivion and Skyrim?

lugpoints
lugpoints

 @yored sorry, the best version of skyrim wll always be the pc.  no console not even next gen (xbox 720/ps4) can touch a high end pc gaming rig in the graphic/visual and modding department.

ImBack558855
ImBack558855

 @dark_rising76 Nice one buddy, go spend more money for a game you already have... Straight genius, i can see why these companies are making tons of money...

Void_Kross
Void_Kross

 @okassar If they do return to Morrowind, it's either going to be a complete and total wreck, or in the stages of being rebuilt.

lugpoints
lugpoints

 @okassar no.  the graphic is terrible in morrowind.  why would you want bethesda to go back to low resolution eye sore?

ImBack558855
ImBack558855

 @Assassin_O True indeed... but half of the gamers in this world couldn't believe that the game even got game of the year, let alone all the awards it got... it's just funny, because there was just as many people that didn't like the game as there was that did like it, and to me that seems fishy..

Keitha313
Keitha313

 @Mr357Magnum Already has been done on PC... That's one thing about the PC you have to tip your hat off to.

bmart970
bmart970

 @96augment  @buying1999 You are correct. I wish I could afford one, but that's not really in my budget right now. (Coming from an Xbox 360 owner)

Stiler
Stiler

@ImBack558855@dark_rising76

You ever think maybe he doesn't have the game there buddy? Before you complain about someone getting the GOTY maybe you should think about that.

 

Also even if he does so what? Maybe he likes TES and wants to you know, actually help them make MORE of them?

bmart970
bmart970

 @lugpoints  @okassar I hope you're joking. He means he wants a DLC where we go to the place Morrowind in the game Skyrim.

okassar
okassar

 @ImBack558855  @Assassin_O Morrowind>Skyrim>Oblivion

 

If I could go back in time, I would go back to when I was middle-school-age, hunched in front of the small TV in my room, playing Morrowind (Xbox version) for hours on end.

 

Jk, there are better things to do with time travel, but that would be cool.

Mr357Magnum
Mr357Magnum

 @Keitha313  True but since i can't afford a good gaming rig i'm obligated to have nothing but contempt for all things pc. Jealous? No, just broke :'(

96augment
96augment

 @DraedenEntell  I love you too, person I have never met before. Fanboy wars are just embarrassing for everyone involved. Every console, whether it's a DS, Xbox 360, PC or even the NES, had games that were fun. That's all a gamer should care about. FUN GAMES!!! Everything else is just colored bubbles.

 

            Whatever makes you happy. There's nothing wrong with liking a console more than a gaming PC. Hell, I would love to get an Xbox 360 for Gears for War. Problem is that I'm broke.

DraedenEntell
DraedenEntell

 @96augment  @bmart970 I love you both, thank you for not doing a fanboy war, as for having a gaming PC, I have one that could easily fulfill the requirements, but I prefer the Xbox 360 to play on, idk why, even though there are less mods and control schemes, It just seems to fit me much better than a PS3 could, or a PC, although I wanna get a PS3 for Dust 514

96augment
96augment

 @bmart970  Well, as an Xbox 360 owner, you should have a lot of games that you enjoy. That should be good enough for you. I have plenty of games on my  PS3 that I enjoy.

Mr357Magnum
Mr357Magnum

 @xXl_z3r0_lXx  @Trouvo  @Keitha313 Hmm that was actually really informative. Really, Thanks for that. Even more so you expressed it without that sophomoric  gaming superiority. Non of that elitist pc jargon: "that's because you're a console scrub who hates on us because we like salty nuts in our mouth nom nom nom!" I'll definitely look into it.

xXl_z3r0_lXx
xXl_z3r0_lXx

 @Trouvo  @Mr357Magnum  @Keitha313 That can very well be true, but you do have to be very careful with on-board graphics chipsets. I would always recommend researching the capabilities of those.

Trouvo
Trouvo

 @xXl_z3r0_lXx  @Mr357Magnum  @Keitha313 Agreed I built my PC with $300 and i can run skyrim and TOR on high settings, and i dont even have a graphics card, just using on board graphics, Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H mobo

xXl_z3r0_lXx
xXl_z3r0_lXx

 @Mr357Magnum  @Keitha313 You probably can. With a reasonable knowledge of computers, an online components store, and about $300 you can build a rig that can handle Skyrim quite well. Maybe even on high~highest settings if you get an AMD processor, and some a good enough cooling system (good fans or water cooled) and overclock it. If you ever get left behind in technology, you can always just upgrade it in the future. PC Gaming is much less expensive than people make it out to be. you don't need to build a 100% future proof beast of a computer to game on it, just something with modern parts. (on a side note, I would avoid ever even considering an Intel video card. Intel pretty much only makes parts for office computers.)