The Bethesda development team working on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim confirmed that it had solid plans to launch more content for the game, but also suggested that players might do well to explore user-made mods before official DLC is introduced.
Speaking about the plans that the Bethesda development team has for the near future Todd Howard
, who is the leader of the studio, stated, “People think we plan further ahead than we actually do. The games are a big undertaking and we kind of take it as it comes.
“Right now, we're focused on supporting Skyrim and DLC. It still excites us, and there are so many people playing it that we want to support them.”
Bethesda clearly has plans, but the developer says that there are no clear launch plans for DLC and that it might take some time before actually announcing about what will be released and when.
Todd Howard also talked about the mods that the community has created using the Creation Kit that Bethesda has created, saying that he has not installed any of them himself, but that many team members have added enhancements and content to their own installs of Skyrim
The developer also said that the community is “very, very good” when it comes to picking their favorite mods and “and they're usually right.”
The mods for Skyrim began launching very soon after the game came out and the community was able to create some very impressive content even without official tools.
Since then Bethesda released the Creation Kit and worked with Steam to make it very easy for gamers to get and integrate mods into their install of the game.
Bethesda has also suggested that it will introduce new mechanics to the game, some of them inspired by the small modifications that the development team made in a week-long game jam after Skyrim was code complete.