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Skyrim Dawnguard DLC interview: Bethesda may support future games with mobile, tablet content

Title's lead artist also excited about the advent of next-gen consoles

Matt Carafano, lead artist on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and upcoming vampire themed expansion Dawnguard, has told CVG that Bethesda may look to support future releases with additional content on mobiles and tablets.

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Carafano also said he's excited about what the studio will able to achieve when next generation consoles arrive.

"I can see a lot of games are using smartphones and tablets to add to the content of the game and maybe that is something we'll look into in the future," he said in a video interview at E3, which you can view below.

"With game's like Skyrim we try to make them as huge as possible, we add every feature we can think of and put it in the game, so next generation consoles, that's just going to let us do all the more stuff."

Carafano also said Bethesda was taken aback by the success of Skyrim - in December last year, a month after the game's release, Bethesda said it had shipped ten million units worldwide.

"Skyrim was a huge surprise for all of us on the team, it's done incredibly well," Carafano said. "We have amazing fans and they've just really gotten behind this game with the modding community and everything, it has been unbelievable.

"With Skyrim we created a whole new engine and we were able to rewrite everything, so it's very different to our previous game Fallout 3. We've had just an amazing time with the current generation of consoles, we've really gotten a lot out of them and we're really happy with how Skyrim turned out."

Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC, which allows players to take on the role of a vampire or a vampire hunter, is expected to launch on June 26 on Xbox 360, and will be priced at 1600 MS Points (£13.71). The first two DLC packs for the sprawling RPG will be exclusive to Microsoft's console for 30 days from release.

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