Creative Director Rich Lambert shares a personal message with ESO fans, explaining how the devs are now focused on new, quarterly content.
A few days ago, the Imperial City DLC finally released for PC/Mac, much to the delight of gamers who have been clamoring for new ESO content. True, there have been improvements to the game since its initial release (Craglorn and the Justice System come readily to mind), but Imperial City is technically the very first DLC.
Just The Beginning
As Creative Director Rich Lambert reminds us, Imperial City is just the beginning. In an official announcement heralding the DLC’s release, Lambert shared a personal message with fans. His words celebrate the successful launch of Imperial City, and emphasize how the devs are now focused on creating new, quarterly content:
Imperial City! Finally!
Today is a very exciting day for us here at ZeniMax Online Studios – the Imperial City DLC game pack is now live for PC and Mac. (Consoles, we’re coming for you in 2 weeks.) We’ve put a ton of effort into making sure this DLC is packed with amazing locations to explore, new gameplay, items, and dungeons. It hasn’t been an easy road, but we’ve crossed the finish line and hope you love it as much as we do.
The Imperial City is special. Not only because it’s our first DLC, but because it’s a huge milestone for us as a studio. We are now able to shift our focus from business model changes and console launch to creating new, meaningful content. It’s the first of many new quarterly DLC game packs, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
It would be remiss of me to not take a moment to thank the efforts of everyone involved in getting the Imperial City completed. Thank you to the development team for their efforts in getting this done–your hard work is definitely appreciated! Special thank you also to our streamers and to all of the players that logged into PTS! It was fantastic to see you spend so much time testing out the content and giving quality bugs/feedback. The Imperial City is unquestionably a much more polished and fun experience thanks to you!
The Imperial City DLC game pack isn’t the end … it’s just the beginning. Orsinium is just around the corner—we also have tons of other new stuff and quality of life updates in the works. More details soon, so for now just sit back, buckle up and enjoy the Imperial City.
Imperial City represents a turning point for the game. Players can now look forward to the game’s growth, and have much to be excited about through 2016.
Here are the upcoming DLC releases planned by Lambert and the devs:
[table]DLC Expansion, Release Date
Imperial City, August 31 (PC); September 15 (Console)
Orsinium, Q4 2015
Thieves Guild | Dark Brotherhood, *Q1 |Q2 2016 [/table]
*As of the time of this article, it’s unknown whether the Thieves Guild or Dark Brotherhood will release first in 2016.