Allow me to reiterate what the title just implied. Rumor has it that Bethesda is working on a rather anticipated expansion pack for Oblivion. Unlike the other small pay-for-content addition that was streamed via the official site or through the XBL Marketplace,
this adventure pack should incorporate a lot more content and some balance changes that fans have been waiting for since launch. Secondly, the expansion was a tightly kept secret up till now, since developers always made their plans known in advance when it came to minor patches. Reasons for their silence are still unknown, yet here are the facts that led to the rumor's credibility.
According to GameSpot, until recently, a GameStop listing of the Oblivion Expansion Pack entitled "The Knights of the White Stallion" could have been seen on the site. You can view the print here
, as the page is no longer available. Regardless, it did contain some controversial piece of information, pointing out a November 21st 20006 launch date for PC and a price tag of $19.99. While details are hard to take into consideration without validation from Bethesda themselves, preparation for such a release would make perfect sense, especially if they find a way to install the expansion on an Xbox 360 hard drive.
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind saw two major expansion packs for PC in its prime, with Tribunal and Bloodmoon enhancing gameplay and lore by significant amounts. On the other hand, Oblivion has been one of the most popular games this far to embrace micropayments. Bethesda has already unleashed seven content packs for its PC and Xbox 360 role-playing game. By charging from $.99 to $2.99 for small add-ons, the developers provided players both cosmetic changes as well as new dungeons, locations, and side quests to complete.