It’s long been rumored that players would eventually be taking a trip to Morrowind at some point in Skyrim‘s DLC expansions. What with nearly the entirety of Tamriel lying in a roughly modeled state beyond Skyrim’s borders, anything could be possible. Some digging through the files of patch 1.8, released for PC yesterday by Bethesda, might contain some hints confirming these rumors.
Fan investigation uncovered all sorts of interestingly named files, included one making reference to Solstheim, a Nord colony last seen in Morrowind‘s second expansion pack, Bloodmoon. In addition to files that make further references to various locations in and around that area, there are hints at features such as dragon riding. The patch files seem to indicate that the DLC will be called Dragonborn, which… sounds pretty damn uninspired. Hopefully that’s a working title, although Bethesda did trademark that name earlier this year.
If these rumors are true, Dragonborn would be the third expansion released for Skyrim so far, following Dawnguard and Hearthfire, which both came out this year. Bethesda is saying nothing, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Fingers crossed for spears?