Bethesda Softworks hates me and doesn't care about whether or not I've finished Oblivion yet. It seems they'll be making it completely impossible now, with the release of a full-on expansion pack, entitled Shivering Isles.
Finnish gaming magazine Pelit is reporting that Bethesda has confirmed the expansion, but reveals no details or release date.
While I can't vouch for Pelit (although it is one of the biggest Finnish gaming magazines), I can say that this news is not surprising or unbelievable. Rumors of a full expansion appear in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine. Additionally, it appears that ZeniMax Media (owner of Besthesda Softworks, LLC) has had the "Shivering Isles" name trademarked with the United States Patent and Trademark office since August of this year.
Word Mark SHIVERING ISLES
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer game programs; providing downloadable computer game programs offered via handheld computers, wireless telephones and mobile and wireless devices
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Providing online computer games; providing online computer game programs offered via handheld computers, wireless telephones and mobile and wireless devices
Filing Date August 17, 2006
Owner (APPLICANT) ZeniMax Media Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 1370 Piccard Drive Rockville MARYLAND 20850
What I don't believe, however, is that "julkaisuajankohta" is a word. There's just no way.