Players will be waiting until next year for The Elder Scrolls Online, but the development team is already looking to the post-launch environment. Creative director Paul Sage has stated that the team wants to have new content coming out for the game on a frequent basis. Sage emphasizes that players should always feel that something new and exciting is just around the corner, considering that many players will be chewing through launch content with lightning speed.
The game’s story will also be expanded post-release. A conclusion for the main story will be present in the game on release, but Sage states that it’s simply a springboard into something bigger and better for the future. When asked about launch dates, Sage stated that the team cannot promise simultaneous release on all platforms, although the current target date for all incarnations of the game is spring of 2014.
From what I’ve heard about console DLC from MMO developers, it’s a much harder and slower process to get stuff approved and through the pipeline to players. I am curious to see how Zenimax solves this.