Skyrim Redguard DLC rumors will continue to swirl around the internet despite Bethesda's firm announcement that there will be no more. Gamers continue to pester Bethesda publisher/online ambassador Pete Hines on Twitter and sometimes he responds.
When Bethesda announced that there would be no Skyrim Redguard DLC or any other expansions for Elder Scrolls V they left a small caveat, noting that minor updates would be released periodically. Of course, some gamers took this to mean that the company would add entirely new features and gameplay, just for free from now on.
"Will these future "minor updates" include any new added features? Like you guys did with horseback combat? We need warhammer kills," asked Steve K @DuckPants7272 on Twitter.
"No," was Hines' blunt response.
But that wasn't enough for gamers hungry for the Skyrim Redguard DLC. Tristan Suarez @BeardMage quickly chimed in with a list of reasons that Bethesda needed at least one more DLC to finish the Skyrim adventure once and for all:
But don't you feel that the story still isn't completed in its entirety? There is no closure in the civil conflict.
The Moot has yet to be had, the Thalmor still hold sway over Tamriel, Dragons yet STILL scorch Skyrim.
Bethesda really has no intention of finishing that? At all?
Of course, no Skyrim Redguard DLC does not mean no new games from Bethesda Softworks at all. In fact, Hines actually confirmed that the company is already hard at work on their next game.
"Yes," Hines responded, refusing to confirm if he was hinting at Fallout 4 or some other game.
Looking even further back, we see a passionate interaction sparked by Hines' announcement on Twitter that there will be no new Skyrim Redguad DLC.
"No, we didn't," replied Hines.
Here's another gamer's disappointed response to the disappointing Skyrim Redguard DLC news:
"D*mnitall Pete, :(, was hoping for at least 1, 2 or 3 more DLC's for Skyrim, it's one of the best games I've played in a long time," tweeted HPLA1 @HPLA1. Adding, "But, I've got to ask neway, are you really done with Skyrim DLC's, ( u sure it's not "We're taking a break from making DLC's" )?"
"Yes. We are sure," Hines wrote back.
Another gamer reached out on Twitter to ask why Bethesda would drop the Skyrim Redguard DLC after copywriting its rumored title.
"Then what is the Redguard trademark?" asked Jason Wright @ManBearPig5901. "You can't just expect us to ignore that."
"Protecting existing mark for 1998 game," Hines explained. "That's all."
"Liar. Description clearly states it's "Gamesoftware for computer & CONSOLE offered via the INTERNET". That's DLC, not a 98 game," argued another gamer, Chris @z16_m0v3r, though they received no response from Hines.
There were also supporters, who reached out to Hines amidst a sea of angry criticism over the canceled Skyrim Redguard DLC.
"Really liked your interview with Jim! Very good read. Oh, and looking forward to BGS' next adventures, whatever it may be!" tweeted Jostein Sikkeland @Zaldir, a developer and modder working at Triad Game Studios.
"Thanks very much, nice of you to say," answered Hines.
"And you're getting a lot of hate these past days. Got to say it makes me sad to read those tweets/comments... Keep it up!" Sikkeland added.
And here's even more gamers online complaining about the cancelled Skrim Redguard DLC we all thought was about to get released:
"No Redguard DLC for Skyrim. *sad face*" tweeted Tom Maslen @tmaslen.
"Bethesda so what happened to all the promises of loads of DLC so much for listening to what the fans want. REDGUARD," tweeted Chris Naether @ChrisNaether.
"no redguard dlc???? whyyyyyy?? =((((" tweeted Oliver Tan @olivertanoh1.
"APPARENTLY BETHESDA IS CANCELLING THE REDGUARD DLC WHAT WHAT WHAT F*CK I HATE MY LIFE," tweeted djentleman @Paigeifery.
"so no Redguard dlc for Skyrim anymore right :/" tweeted Ray J @Chronorayven.
"One, long ago, I dreamt of Skyrim DLC in a warm province. And now that dream is gone from me," tweeted SkyrimProblems @SkyrimProblems.
"So no more Skyrim DLC's?? does that mean I can have a life again? whatever one of those are meant to be," tweeted Tj @G0_G0_Tonymon.
"i'm sad there won't be any more DLC for skyrim," tweeted Jon Ho @lnfloenza.
"I wish Skyrim would put out more dlc. I want to play it again," tweeted Dylan Boardman @DyllieBar17.
In case you missed it, here's the post from Bethesda's official blog revealing that there wouldn't be a Skyrim Redguard DLC or any other new expansions for the RPG:
Skyrim has been a labor of love for us since we started designing it in 2006. We never imagined it would become the phenomenon it has. And that is because of you, the fans. It was all of you who made it a success. We can't thank you enough for embracing the game, spreading the word, and making it your own.
For the last year and a half we've been working on new content for Skyrim; from the game updates, Creation Kit, Steam Workshop, Kinect support, to DLCs. Parts of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project, and that game is at the point where it requires the studio's full attention to make it our biggest and best work yet.
Even though we're moving on, we'll still have minor updates to Skyrim as needed. We've invested so much of ourselves into Skyrim and will never truly say goodbye to it.
We loved hearing your stories, your in-game triumphs, and your suggestions. One thing stuck out to us through those emails, letters, and postings. And that is - video games matter. They're as important to you as they are to us. It's not just about entertainment, it's about your time. And you chose to spend it with our game.
Thank you again for all your support. We hope you stay engaged in the gaming community here and elsewhere. Keep spreading the word. Games are the world's best entertainment because they can do what other forms cannot - fill you with the wonder of exploration and the pride of accomplishment. We look forward to sharing our next adventure with you.
Until next time,
Bethesda Game Studios
How do you feel about the fact that there won't be a Skyrim Redguard DLC or any other new expansions? Is it time for Bethesda to move on? Or does this epic story still need at least one more chapter? Tell us what you think in the comments.