Bethesda Having Trouble Bringing Skyrim Dawnguard To PS3
Yeah, well, so what else is new?
PlayStation 3 owners are sort of used to being treated like second-class citizens by Bethesda, typically getting inferior versions of multiplatform games and waiting eons for extra downloadable content, while Xbox 360 and PC players are quite well served.
We're still waiting on Dawnguard, the downloadable expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but based on what a company representative said in the publisher's forums, it may never show up, even though they are working on it.
"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. 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."
Blah blah blah. This isn't 2007. You've had an entire generation - in fact, an elongated generation when compared to previous eras - to get your act together, Bethesda. I'm not accepting lame excuses, anymore, and I'm usually the first to stand up and defend developers for all their hard work and sacrifices. No other game maker seems to have these ongoing problems with the PS3 at this stage. That should tell you something.
Dawnguard launched back in June for the 360 and was out for the PC in August. PS3 owners...eh, you might see The Elder Scrolls VI before you see any more DLC for Skyrim.
Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
8/31/2012 10:27:11 AM Ben Dutka