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The PS3 Version of Skyrim Might Not Get Dawnguard's DLC At All

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Guess I spoke too soon. I figured yesterday that Dawnguard, the Skyrim DLC that 360 and PC owners are enjoying, would some day come to the PS3. A day later, Bethesda doesn't sound so convinced.

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A statement issued by the company this evening reads:

Earlier in the month, we provided an update on Dawnguard's status for PS3.

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.

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I bolded that sentence for emphasis because that's the important bit. In a public statement Bethesda has basically admitted that, I'm assuming due to the core game's issues with the PS3, adding DLC on top of it and getting it to work is a lot harder than anybody first thought. Maybe even impossible.

Bummer.

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SammiiDoogles
SammiiDoogles

It's a damn shame that Bethesda's PS3 programming team are a bunch of monkeys.

I won't be supporting them in future, regardless of where the development is coming from. Dishonoured looks great but I'll buy it used - I've given Bethesda enough money already, with the £130 I spent on the CE of this broken thing with Skyrim on the box, my PS3 copies of Oblivion & Oblivion GOTY, My PC CE of Oblivion, my PC Morrowind and Morrowind GOTY, my PS3 Fallout 3 and Fallout 3 GOTY and my PS3 New Vegas.

Sure those games had their faults on PS3, but I managed to get a good couple hundred hours from them - this is just a cluster fuck and a clear lack of care.

Another good looking Bethesda game would be Prey 2, I'll be buying that used as well if it ever ends up being released seeing as Bethesda are likely treating that as poorly as their PS3 customers. Halted development for a lack of quality? I didn't see their greedy asses stopping Skyrim being released for it's lack of quality.