Shivering Isles confirmed for 360

Bethesda Softworks' first full expansion to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion set to arrive on the Xbox Live Marketplace; PC version to be sold in stores.

Earlier this month, British PC mags broke the news on The Shivering Isles, Bethesda Softworks' first full expansion to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. However, being PC magazines, they didn't mention whether or not the add-on would be coming to the Xbox 360.

Nervous Xbox 360-owning Oblivion fans can rest a little easier, as Bethesda today confirmed that the game would be arriving this spring for both the PC and Xbox 360. The expansion will contain more than 30 hours of new gameplay with branching quest storylines, and the landscape itself will change according to the decisions players make during their adventures. There will also be new creatures, dungeons, and quests.

The PC edition of The Shivering Isles will only be available at retail outlets (copublished by Bethesda and Take-Two Interactive), while Xbox 360 owners will only be able to download it directly from Xbox Live Marketplace. Bethesda has yet to announce in which form the expansion would be made available to PlayStation 3 owners, if at all.

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156 comments
Kevlar101
Kevlar101

RANDOM FIRST COMMENT IN LIKE SEVEN YEARS

dkillerman
dkillerman

? can u get 1 month of xbl just 2 download shivering isles and after that month not renew ur subscription but still play the expansion?

harolth
harolth

I agree with superspartan777... How are we, the ones without Live supposed to play the awesome expansion. I still hold out a sliver of hope for a disc release....

SuperSpartan777
SuperSpartan777

It would be great if Bethesda could put Shivering Isles on Xbox Live Marketplace AND a retail disc for 360. Besides, I don't have Xbox Live or a high-end PC. So, how am I supposed to play the darn thing, huh?

dnathug
dnathug

it is true they do miss a lot, too bad they won't release a disc. Hope it's not too much.

fp31
fp31

so i will not be able to buy the 360 version in the stores, well how many ms points will it cost me then.

BonziBoce
BonziBoce

my poor friends without xbl, really are missing alot of the console.

fonzie345
fonzie345

I dont have Xbox live either! GRRRR

paladinman03
paladinman03

I personally can't wait for this expansion. I've finally completed all quests on the original, plus the Wizard's Tower and Thieves Den since they were free downloads on the OXM Feb. issue. I can't wait to download Kinghts of the Nine.

Aj83105
Aj83105

when will it be on the marketplace?

Lemur543
Lemur543

A download is a no-brainer. :D

KingTheodon
KingTheodon

Oh come on... I cant go to XBOX live market place because i moved to CHINA , I CANT DOWNLOAD ANYTHING FROM XBOX LIVE MARKET PLACE OR PLAY ON XBOX LIVE.... I'll be missing this wonderful game... I hate China...

ET3B
ET3B

february issue of official Xbox mag states that the expansion will be available for retail on 360 as well as downloadable on xbox live . Makes sense since its big enough (25-30hrs) to sell as an expansion pack on the store selves. Plus they make more $$$ selling it in stores and on xbox marketplace

freaksngeeks
freaksngeeks

I'll download this for certain. this is fantastic- - i can't wait for this.

Pelm
Pelm

Wtf? i thought shivering isles was coming to retail to and now i found out its not!!? thats retarded because you guys already have knights of the nine available via the xbox live marketplace, so why are you doing the samething with shivering isles!? You guys are making a bad decision this time.

smurfa1
smurfa1

Chef_Bretz: I definitely agree with you. I myself has Xbox Live, so for me there's no problem. But I know alot of friends that doesn't have it and they will not be able to get the expansion. I feel sorry for all who will not be able to get it. It is so wrong. Please Bethesda, release the expansion for X360 via retail too.

Chef_Bretz
Chef_Bretz

Why the hell can't they release these add-ons/expansions via retail for Xbox owners? Not everyone has the Internet connected to their Xboxs and will mis out again for this expansion/add-on. I feel sorry for 'em!

gamemaster1707
gamemaster1707

Is it true you can only get it in the marketplace on xbox live....i hope not cause i dont have it

saugh
saugh

I bet the size would be big and take a while to download, gotta be worth it though.

choas_era
choas_era

I bet to see the new expansion to come disc via you having a membership to Xbox Magazine. They put the first to downloads on disc ( Wizards Tower, Theives New Quest). So expect to get Knights of Nine and this one someday. I hope so atleast. I don't have Live, and can't get it where I live so I pray they do. Life without Oblivion, it would be painful. I have a bad addiction, and yet my shrink thinks that it has to do with this game. So I killed her and ate her. YUMMY!, Psyke..... Anyways please put it on disc too... Good work Bethesda.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Interesting distribution scheme...it'll be even more interesting to see if the online / retail choice has any effect on the resulting sales of the expansion (PC compared to XBOX 360).

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

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STARS_Splinter
STARS_Splinter

I hope it lasts longer and has more content than Oblivion... Oblivion was great, don't get me wrong, but it never quite felt like you could do as much in it as you could in Morrowind.

Destroyer10507
Destroyer10507

Finally! I know its been a long time since you guys heard from me but i think this game might blow Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion out of the water. I know its just an on going of Oblivion, but i think this one might beat it down and lead it again to Best RPG of the Year!! This game has always hit the top and i am hoping to be apart of it one day. It would be cool to be a game tester for them one day or a writer.

ryanstoy91
ryanstoy91

I'm still trying to finish the original game first.

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

Guess its time to clean up my HDD...MS really needs to get cracking on those bigger drives, like now! -=x

PSP360Gamr83
PSP360Gamr83

hmmm maybe i could start playing this game again

player_leo
player_leo

ANY NEWS ON TRUE FANTASY LIVE !!??

Game_Analyst
Game_Analyst

With games like Oblivion, Mass Effect, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Enchanted Arms, Phantasy Star Universe, and so many others, the Xbox 360 is really gaining a reputation for being a great system if you like Role Playing Games. We all know how great Oblivion is, but Mass Effect looks like it will be absolutely amazing when it is released this year, and the same can be said for Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey!

Ottozero
Ottozero

Good news for Obli..Fans. But what about the Rumered 2 secret doors in the game?

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

cool i guess. too bad WoW doesn't look like oblivion :(

BlackdogGT
BlackdogGT

More, more, more. I keep asking, and they keep providing. Bethesda is FANTASTIC.

nev70
nev70

Good more good DLC on xboxlive what agreat service this has turned out to be and I KNOW IT COSTS £ but its your choice either way

Yazon
Yazon

Can't wait for it!!! My 48lvl char needs more adventures. i hope there will be more powerfull armor and weapon!!!! And if not better then with the same rates but with better appearence )))

AzureLivesOn
AzureLivesOn

CCyberDDemon wrote: "What?? For sure this will be a big pack to load. Why they don't sell this on the store?" What would be the difference? You'd have to store the info on your HD almost like an MMO expansion anyways. If they sold it in retail, the disc would collect dust on your shelf (buy, install, done) vs. selling it on marketplace and saving production costs on manufacturing unnecessary discs. Get deleted from your HD? Re-download for free since XBL stores memory of purchased items. Sounds like a solid plan to me. And to the guy who feels ripped off because he can't cheat on the X360 version with "ZOMG! NEED MODZ!", you're why baby Jesus cries. Play the game for what it is, not for what some basement dwellers want to maniuplate it to be.

soupboy76
soupboy76

"Cypher_187 - There better be some achievments! I was hoping the Knights of the Nine would have at least one, but sadly, it didn't. Still a fun quest though." It won't have achievements because Oblivion itself utilized the 1000 pts max allowed for games in general. "ElectrolightSH - I WANT TO USE OBLIVION MODS ON MY 360 $%^&*! Since they decided to rip-off all of the 360 owners I don't think any one should continue to buy their mods or expansions until they let us 360 players use mods." Why would Bethesda release "user mods" on the marketplace? No console game has really yet to release a ton of user mods for players to download so I don't see that happening soon or Bethesda even allowing it. Especially the fact Bethesda couldn't profit from user creations via the marketplace without arranging profit sharing with the user that made them.

azizrulez
azizrulez

i always knew it was gonna come on the 360 the interesting part is about the ps3 version

CCyberDDemon
CCyberDDemon

What?? For sure this will be a big pack to load. Why they don't sell this on the store?

Cypher_187
Cypher_187

There better be some achievments! I was hoping the Knights of the Nine would have at least one, but sadly, it didn't. Still a fun quest though.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

nice i just got oblivion too so this will be good

T1Panda
T1Panda

I wonder how big this download will be. And I doubt there will be any new achievements for it.

JDog0769
JDog0769

IF you people without lIve can wait. They said that there is a Game of the year addition in the works with every download and the expansion included on the disc. Though they did say that it would still be awhile. I believe that they will make one more expansion and they'll put that on the disc as well.

chicken_123_pie
chicken_123_pie

Good, they realised that The Knights of the Nine wasn't enough. This should be cool. Get it? Cool.

cybergooch
cybergooch

TryMe01, it's about time a publisher is able to release an expansion to a game that is still in gamer's machines. Are you still on the horse armor d/l? C'mon, it was like, what, $5 to download? Were you traumatized by this micro-transaction or just don't have anything to complain about so this is what you could remember? Some people actually enjoyed this game enough to buy everything...add-ons are just that; add-ons. Buy it or don't, anyone who enjoyed this game WILL be buying this add-on one way or another.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

New life in Oblibvion is a new baby is born..for life!

NightRain
NightRain

Whoohoo! New life to Oblivion! It rocks!