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Old 08-26-2011, 12:54 PM
So yeah, this is kind of lame.....

Skyrim DLC to be Xbox 360-exclusive for 30 days
By Brendan Sinclair, GameSpot Posted Aug 26, 2011 8:38 am PT

First two add-ons for The Elder Scrolls V will debut on Microsoft's console a month before any other platform.

While it's increasingly rare for a third-party publisher to release a highly anticipated game exclusive to one platform, that hasn't stopped Sony and Microsoft from trying to secure an edge on the competition. As a result, PlayStation 3 players have seen console-exclusive content for games like Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Dante's Inferno, while Xbox 360 fans of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Homefront have been able to get early access to the first-person shooters' add-ons.

Microsoft is furthering that approach, as today the company announced timed Xbox 360 exclusivity for Bethesda's upcoming open-world role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The first two add-on content drops for Skyrim will debut on the Xbox 360 and remain exclusive to the platform for 30 days. Last year, Bethesda agreed to a similar Xbox 360 exclusivity window with Dead Money, the first DLC pack for Fallout: New Vegas.

While it's unclear what will be included in those two packs, the exclusive add-ons are likely to be meatier than The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's notorious horse armor DLC. In a recent interview, Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard said he envisions that Skyrim will welcome fewer but "more substantial" add-ons compared to its predecessor.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is set for release November 11 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

The ways these companies are trying to make these ever elusive extra dollars is just getting out of hand. I mean at the end of the day this situation wont really matter. If the DLC's are like past ES add ons they'll be outside the main stroy and possibly not even acessable until afterthe main story is finished. However if they are more like the Fallout ones which are pretty much side quests you can go and take on at any time in the game then this will suck a bit.

I mean what the hell is Microsoft really trying to accomplish here? They just want their money first or something? Do they really think doing things like this will sway a person anymore to buy an Xbox over a PS3?
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