A couple of days ago, I posted a story about Bethesda being ‘disappointed’ that DLC for Sony’s PlayStation 3 doesn’t seem to be coming along as well as they hoped. While Xbox 360 and PC users are about to experience Hearthfire, Sony users have yet to experience Dawnguard for the first time. Unless they managed to play it (or seen it played) on an Xbox or PC.
Within the last couple of days, things have seemed to go from ‘disappointed’ to downright grim. In a recent post by Bethesda’s Global Community Lead explained on the Bethesda forums that the game could never truly see the light of day on Sony.
“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.”
When you have a developer dropping hints that there are problems within the game they’re not “positive” they can “solve” is usually a bad sign. It is possible that there will never be any DLC for Sony users and could force people to ditch the PS3 version and purchase the PC or dare I say Xbox version. Skyrim has had a load of problems since coming to the PS3 since launch and it doesn’t seem to be getting better any time soon.