A Blacksparrow for Beta Testing CD Key listing was discovered on SteamDB last month. Despite this, Bethesda Softworks has yet to provide any updates for its player base with the next Dishonored 2 DLC.
According to The BitBag, the Blacksparrow for Beta Testing CD Key listing was on Dishonored 2‘s SteamDB page for three days. Neither Arkane Studios nor Bethesda Softworks commented on the said discovery. It could mean that the CD listing is involved with the next Dishonored 2 DLC.
Harvey Smith, a game designer from Arkane Studios, revealed in an interview with Phosthoughts that Blacksparrow was a working title for Dishonored 2. They decided not to go with the idea since it was a mouthful.
If they were to have a DLC, it would be something like Dishonored 2: Darkness of Tyvia, Blacksparrow. It became too long so Arkane Studios omitted the idea of having Blacksparrow as a working title. It made sense since Emily Kaldwin, the protagonist of Dishonored 2, wore a Blacksparrow costume in Dishonored: The Corroded Man novel.
Bethesda Softworks Might Focus First on Fixing In-game Bugs
According to Bethesda Softworks Vice-President of Marketing Pete Hines, their priority is making a great game rather than thinking of each project as a franchise. In an interview with Game Industry, Pete said they didn’t think about DLCs because they had to focus on one thing, Dishonored 2.
It could mean that they want to update Dishonored 2 to be as perfect as possible before they would release another DLC. Pete said that if that game isn’t great and they do not do everything as well as possible, “none of it is ever going to matter.”
“If we don’t do the game well nobody’s going to want any DLC, because we won’t have any players around to buy it,” Pete said during the developmental phase of Dishonored 2. It appears that Bethesda Softworks want to address first the bugs and issues the game currently has.
Dishonored 2 Latest Updates
The latest update Bethesda Softworks released for Dishonored 2 included a lot of bug fixes for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. They did not include any particular features into the game and merely focused on improving the gameplay experience.
Before the March update, Bethesda Softworks also release Game Update 2 which included the custom difficulty and the most requested mission select. Dishonored 2 has been out since Nov. 11, 2016 and is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.