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Bethesda has issued a public statement to all PlayStation 3 owners regarding the status of Skyrim DLC on the console.

While the publisher has stated that it is "working together with Sony" to try and bring PS3 owners the DLC content, the worrying news is that it's also not a problem it's positive can be solved.

The full statement on the Bethesda forum:

"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."

The Dawnguard DLC for Skyrim on Xbox 360 launched in June, and PC in August. Hearthfire is due on Xbox 360 on September 4.

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perdition's Avatar


@locksand45 Anyone who hasn't sold already, still won't sell till the ps4 release date.
Posted 02:52 on 05 September 2012
thompo555's Avatar


Originally Posted by locksand45
selling their PS3 to get $ for an xbox so they can play more of a game that they've already invested 100's of hours in.

So they are going to throw those very hours away just to level all the way back up on a system they don't know their way around so they can play some more hours of the stuff they've basically already played? No offence, but remind me not to go into business with you? What happened to creating a new character and going for a Lv100 archer instead of One-handed?

I don't see this as a huge problem, some might. I've finished skyrim and given it to the girlfriend. I probably won't go back to for a long time, however, I understand people wanting DLC on both platforms.

If Bethesda are working with Sony then they are doing all they can do and it's a bit of a dissipointment. That's it.
Posted 00:01 on 03 September 2012
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I didn't think I was merely implying..., but yes, that is essentially what I am saying. As far as "in the hope that PS3 owners would sell their PS3", I was actually thinking that PS3 owners would simply spring for an xbox, but now that you mention it, I can see some people selling their PS3 to get $ for an xbox so they can play more of a game that they've already invested 100's of hours in. That is precisely the point of DLC. Microsoft will be delighted :).
Posted 19:06 on 31 August 2012
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Woffls@ locksand45

Uhh, are you implying that Microsoft paid off Bethesda to make a game that wouldn't be fully expansible on PS3 in the hope that PS3 owners would sell their PS3 to buy an Xbox 360 just because they couldn't play some DLC, which is essentially more of the same game they've already played anyway?

That's the dumbest thing I've read all day, and I've been on the internet for several hours.
Posted 13:01 on 31 August 2012
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This is textbook foot-in-the-door technique. Microsoft bought Bethesda; and they were still clever enough to sell the base game to PS3 owners, knowing that a significant chunk of PS3 owners would spring for an xbox when they realized that none of the expansions would be released for the PS3 due to "technical problems". Look for more of this tactic in the future, methinks.
Posted 12:10 on 31 August 2012

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Release Date: 11/11/2011
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