Attack of the Fanboy

Skyrim Dawnguard may never come to PS3, says Bethesda

by William Schwartz


“This is not a problem we’re positive we can solve,” according to Bethesda concerning the issues that the developer has seen in launching the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC on the PlayStation 3. Although Bethesda says that they are working with Sony to try and bring the content to the PlayStation 3, it appears that the future of Dawnguard on the PS3 is very much up in the air at this point.

“It’s been a few weeks, and we wanted to make sure everyone knows where we’re at with Dawnguard. Skyrim is a massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources, and things get much more complex when you’re talking about sizable content like Dawnguard. We have tried a number of things, but none of them solve the issue enough to make Dawnguard good for everyone. The PS3 is a powerful system, and we’re working hard to deliver the content you guys want. Dawnguard is obviously not the only DLC we’ve been working on either, so the issues of adding content get even more complicated. This is not a problem we’re positive we can solve, but we are working together with Sony to try to bring you this content.

“We wish we had a more definitive answer right now. We understand the frustration when the same content is not available on all platforms. When we have an update, we will certainly let you know. We deeply appreciate all the time and support you have given us, and we’ll keep doing our best to return that.”

The PlayStation 3 has definitely seen the short-end of the Skyrim stick since the game’s launch in 2011. Numerous issues plagued the title at launch, rendering the RPG nearly unplayable for many due to a glitch in the way that the console saved data. With this most recent update from Bethesda, it looks like the best way to experience Skryim going forward will be either on the Xbox 360 (which sees DLC exclusivity for a month long window upon launch) or the PC.

The second Elder Scrolls V DLC arrives on the Xbox 360 next week with Hearthfire.

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