Since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launched last year, players immediately noticed that Bethesda included models for Morrowind and Cyrodiil as landmasses in the game. PC gamers were able to even travel to the other provinces of Tamriel, though nothing is actually there but placeholder content. It has been rumored that Bethesda Game Studios would revisit these previous settings of other Elder Scrolls titles in upcoming DLC, and Bethesda has confirmed that in fact, “they may be used one day”.
In a recent interview with Kotaku, Todd Howard explained why the development team included the land masses. “The reason they are there,” he explained. “Is when we first built the landmass for Skyrim we knew we were going to have these tall mountains.” “We have views early in the project hwere you can see into the province from the other game. We needed to have something there.”
“The thinking is, maybe we’ll use it one day, but our larger worry was, I’m going to climb up on top of a mountain and look that way. What will I be able to see there?”
Bethesda has been hush about what to expect from future content for TESV: Skyrim, but this past weekend released a video that showcased the many game variations and ideas that didn’t make it into the retail release. Whether they take us outside the realm of Skyrim or keep us in, there are plenty of Skyrim fans just dying to get even more content for the already expansive RPG.