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Bethesda To PS3 Owners: Dishonored Won't Be Buggy

Two things: 1. We've been hyping Dishonored ever since we saw it; we're convinced it will rule the school. 2. Bethesda has basically treated PS3 owners like sh** this generation.

The fact that the PS3 versions of their games are buggy as hell isn't news. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim suffered from a disastrous glitch that we didn't find out about until after playing for a while, and downloadable content is often late in coming to Sony's platform and again, it's often glitchy. Bethesda has had to work closely with Sony just to get the latest piece of DLC, Dawnguard, to work properly on the PS3.

I've said my piece on this before and I won't be changing my stance. However, if Arkane Studios can deliver a solid experience on the PS3, I'll take back some of the things I've said about Bethesda. According to what studio boss Pete Hines told a concerned gamer on Twitter (as cited by NowGamer), they may have learned their lesson. Here's his encouraging response to the question, "Will Dishonored run properly on the PS3? I don't want another Skyrim."

"Dishonored runs very well on PS3. Press have been playing it all month at QuakeCon, Gamescom, and here at PAX. Ask all the press playing the PS3 version if you don't believe me."

That's good to hear but frankly, I'll believe it when I see it. Dishonored is slated to release on October 9 and it should be one of the better games of 2012, if it lives up to expectations.

Related Game(s): Dishonored

Tags: dishonored, bethesda, the elder scrolls v, skyrim, dawnguard

9/4/2012 8:46:50 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (35 posts)

Looking Glass
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 10:41:36 PM
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Bugthesda says the PS3 version of Dishonored won't be buggy? Well of course it won't because they're not the ones making it.

Although even if Dishonored does work fine on the PS3 since Bugthesda didn't actually develop it Dishonored is likely going to do little if anything to counter their well deserved reputation as the worst PS3 developer in the industry. And on top of that I think there are at least some PS3 fans who aren't going to give a crap one way or the other at this point on account of being throughly sick and tired of Bugthesda's bs.

You can count me among them.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 12:50:18 AM

hehe Bugthesda. I like it. Suits them well.

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Manatu
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 5:13:04 AM

Bethesda owned studio... same game engine... hmmm
NO, thanks.

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Looking Glass
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 8:01:28 AM

@ Temjin001

To be fair I didn't coin the term. I'm not sure who did and I don't remember exactly where I first saw it. But it certainly fits.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 11:04:40 AM

Different engine, Unreal 3.

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firesoul453
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 8:48:40 PM

(TO Manatu)

Different engine, different developers, different studio, (different type of name)

Buy good bethedia games (the ones that work well) and show them that the ps3 is worth programming for!

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Gamer46
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 10:48:55 PM
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I'll believe it when I see it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 10:58:17 PM
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I believe it; the folks at Arkane seem to know what they are doing (previous credits going to Half Life 2, Bioshock 2, and Deus Ex) and while it is open world with plenty of options it isn't a super duper deep RPG with tons and tons of crap for the save file to deal with. Plus it isn't on Beth's engine. Unreal 3 is showing its age but I think it has been grasped well by many.

Also, I hope it burns when the press asks them questions like this one here.

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kraygen
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 11:11:59 PM
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Only because they didn't make it do I have hope, however it's still going to have the same issues as every other game running Unreal 3. I think it has the potential to be great, but I'm waiting for reviews and I'm probably getting on pc just to be safe.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 11:24:05 PM
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It pains me to say this but why should Bethesda care? Look at the reviews for Skrim on Metacritic for example.

Everything was done by Bethesda to minimize the damage prior to the games release and the high scores show.

I won't be fooled again and will not be purchasing a Bethesda title until several months after the game releases if at all.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 11:45:06 PM
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Hey Bethesda! I don't care if you publish the panacea of gaming I would never buy your stuff. FU!

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saintaqua
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 11:54:59 PM
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I'm pretty fed up with Bethesda. Maybe when they start losing thousands of sales because people on PS3 no longer trust them they'll start caring.
I liked Skyrim and never had any problems, but it was way over hyped and not some revolution like many made it out to be.
I won't be getting Dishonored new at all unless we see Dawnguard release on PS3 first.
But remembering Bethesda's other recent titles like Brink, chances are I'll wait till well after release if I ever do pick it up.
Way too many good games that I know will work coming out this year without having to worry about if Bethesda screwed up yet again.
Seriously, get some real developers!

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Oxvial
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 12:46:45 AM

They just gonna publish the game they didn't make it, my rant is because I'm a legit hater and anything Bethesda related gets my biased opinion xD.

Worst scenario with Dishonered is that probably if the game gets DLC it gonna be a timed exclusive for the 360.

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Heartless Angel
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 12:40:00 AM
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Really? Really Bethesda?!

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Russell Burrows
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 1:55:53 AM
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Skyrim? freeze, freeze and FREEZE!!
BEFREEZEDA saying that its not going to have bugs??
Yeah Bugtheseda.....sure.

The checks in the mail.

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ProfPlayStation
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 2:35:45 AM
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Remember: Any bugs you may find aren't really bugs at all; they're funny things Bethesda left in there to amuse us!

Bethesda doesn't make serious games. They're actually the most misunderstood comedians of our age!

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___________
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 5:11:07 AM
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not exactly surprising, bugthesda is not creating this their just publishing it.
all the games they have published and not created themselves have ran fine!
most, RAGE for instance, actually runs BETTER on ps3 than 360!
so yea move along no news here.

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oONewcloudOo
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 6:30:11 AM
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I'll probably take a wait and see approach, Bethesda doesn't deserve ps3 owners money after treating us so poorly

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raptassassin
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 6:53:08 AM
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Ben thanks for reminding me that dishonored is a Bethesda game im gonna change my pre-order asap to the 360 version from the Ps3 version. Companies like Bethesda makes me glad i own both sony & microsoft systems this generation.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 8:25:14 AM

You sound sort of misinformed.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 8:25:39 AM
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Borderlands is free for PSPlus people today.

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Nynja
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 8:45:27 AM
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Whatever, Bethesda... (>.>)

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duomaxwell007
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 9:14:35 AM
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well I agree that Bethesda sucks.. but as someone pointed out when I made a similar comment (basically saying i wouldnt get dishonored on PS3 if its gonna be as unplayable as SKyrim and every other Bethesda game on PS3)... Bethesda is publishing Dishonored but theyre not making it, so theres a high chance it wont suck.

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Highlightreel
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 9:43:27 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAA. My side hurts. Stop. Oh man, please stop. And I won't drink Scotch again....

Stay Classy PSX...

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 10:10:27 AM
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Hard to say how Dishonored will turn out. Dishonored is after all only being published by them. I try to get my story driven games on PS3 as I prefer playing them on my big screen but I might very well get this on PC closer to release.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 11:08:56 AM
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An article over the summer that should alleviate your worries: Dishonored to do right by its multiple platforms

http://www.vg247.com/2012/06/21/dishonored-to-do-right-by-its-multiple-platforms/

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coverton341
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 11:29:57 AM
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I've read all the "Bethesda isn't making the game" comments, and all the "don't worry, it will be good on PS3" comments, but call me jaded if you will, I'm still going to pick this one up on PC. Probably not the most popular thing to say here in the comments, but that's the skinny of it. I've been burnt too many times by games that have Bethesda attached to them and even if they aren't really making it, I'm not taking any chances of having a frustrating experience or a game that won't ever have DLC released for it on the system I purchased it on.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 12:26:01 PM

Hey at least you're getting it!

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leatherface
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 11:39:55 AM
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F U Bethesduh! We all remember the last time you published a game that had a guy holding a knife on it's cover. That's right! and like that game i'll wait till it's 5 bucks to play it.

Bethesda Games... More like But-test-your Games
thank you, thank you. don't forget to tip your waitress on the way out.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 12:26:15 PM

Actually I don't remember that, what game was it and who made it?

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leatherface
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 1:20:12 PM

" You're killing me. Smalls"

Rouge Warrior. developed by Rebellion and published by yours truly.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 1:45:57 PM
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Bethesda as a company is a joke. They don't care about the PS3, they stabbed the PC market, the people they first programmed their games for, in the back and only care about publishing games on a 7 year old console that has 9 year old technology and then porting it to the PS3/PC. The only reason Skyrim received plenty of GOTYs is because all those websites are on the take and have 0 credibility. They're nothing but a 1st party MS publisher like Activision. Yet, you'll never hear that on a "non-biased" website lest you get banned for telling the truth.

Since Dishonored was not developed by Bethesda, I might give it a look someday but I'll take anything anybody associated with them says with a grain a salt.

I don't see much of Todd Howard online. I guess he's too busy standing in front of a mirror admiring the fact that he looks like Lyle Lovett...try saying that 5 times fast.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 2:25:55 PM
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Oh stop being such crybabies, folks.
Bethesda as a publisher has released several titles that's run well on the PS3 over the years.

Need I remind you all of the pretty recent titles Brink and Rage? Dishonored is easily within the scope of those games. Surely it will run fine. No worries.


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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 3:19:39 PM

I know, that's like saying because Square Enix is publishing Tomb Raider it will be a series low. It doesn't add up.

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Neo_Aeon666
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 6:06:48 PM

Yeah well it's because people JUST got burn by it (Skyrim). And it was on the technical level. Square games always ran great on PS3 so no one cares if they publish more. We know that even if their games are not so good, Square generally releases high quality products (on the tech side) And they have published many great PS3 series.

So you can't really compare it to a dev that keeps releasing bad ports (with a few exeptions) and nearly completely ignores one side of their userbase to which they sold the game to for the same price XD

Also, the game they chose to mess up was kind of... GRAND... XD Like they messed up on one of the biggest and most acclaimed of the year XD That is why we feel much more hatred.

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