After much speculation, Bethesda have officially announced the next Skyrim add-on, Hearthfire. Far from the Psijic Order of Necromancers we’d all hoped for, the Hearthfire expansion will give the player the ability to design their own home, complete with armory, stables, garden — you name it, you can probably have it in your house.
And if that’s not like The Sims: Skyrim enough for you, you can even adopt children and raise them to be monster slayers.
One interesting addition is the ability to use new workbenches, such as the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to turn quarried stone and sawn logs into your home and furnishings. Maybe they’ll even add a new skill tree for furniture building — at 100 you can build a Legendary Daedric ottoman!
Source: Bethesda Blog