Bethesda says farewell to more major Skyrim updates

Bethesda Softworks announced today it is finished with making new downloadable content (DLC) for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one of the most successful fantasy role-playing games of all time.

The developer’s moving on to its next major game, which now requires the attention of the entire studio. The Bethesda Game Studios team in Hunt Valley, Md., has been working on Skyrim since 2006.

For the past 18 months or so, the company has been working on new content for Skyrim, including game updates, the Creation Kit, Steam Workshop, Kinect Support, and DLC.

“Even though we’re moving on, we’ll still have minor updates to Skyrim as needed,” the team said in a post. “We’ve invested so much of ourselves into Skyrim and will never truly say goodbye to it.”

The post was a thank you to fans who have made Skyrim the most successful Bethesda title ever.

“We loved hearing your stories, your in-game triumphs, and your suggestions,” the post said. “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. … 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.”

The company hasn’t disclosed anything about the new project yet.

Recently, Bethesda updated its open-world role-playing game Skyrim to version 1.9 on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

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