The new and somewhat controversial DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been released on the 4th of October.

This time exactly 30 days after the Xbox360 release, the 4th of September...

New features for the game that come with this DLC include buying plots of land and constructing houses, defending these houses from marauders and possible adoption of children to look after.

Opinions on this DLC are divided. Whereas some gamers applaud this DLC and the extra dimension it brings to the land of Skyrim, others curse it, saying the Elder Scrolls should stay, well, the Elder Scrolls! And hate the fact that Bethesda "is turning Skyrim into the Sims".

Another point of controversy is the fact that there is still no news for the PS3 version of the earlier DLC, The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard. PS3 gamers are wondering how Bethesda can work on new DLC's for the PC and Xbox360 while they are being left in the dark.

Either way, Bethesda seems to realise this DLC doesn't have all that much extra content to offer so the price for this expansion on the day its release was set to 4,99€. And for those who still have doubts, this DLC may bring some new resources for modders.

So, maybe, even the sceptical Elder Scrolls enthusiasts may want to get their hands on a copy as well?