Most gamers expected Skyrim Dawnguard to release on the PS3 and PC around a week ago, although signs that this wouldn’t happen came 2 days before the 30-day exclusive had been up. This came with Skyrim patch 1.7 entering PC beta, which had no chance of reaching PS3 owners considering there is an approval process to be completed first. Today we have heard the 1.7 update has left beta, and should be submitted to PS3 and Xbox 360 later this week.
Considering Skyrim 1.7 patch is available now to PC users through steam it means Dawnguard is likely ready for PC, although it is yet to be seen if Bethesda will launch the first Skyrim DLC on PC and PS3 at the same time. If this is the case then PC users need to wait a few weeks for the PS3 patch process to complete, which might upset PC users but not as much as it would upset some PS3 owners for being last to download Dawnguard.
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The update from the official blog came just a few hours after seeing an official tweet, which told gamers information is coming soon in relation to the Skyrim patch and Dawnguard for PS3 and PC. You can see the message directed to console owners below, and while this doesn’t directly explain when Dawnguard will launch for these platforms it is expected soon after.
It is not completely clear why the wait for Dawnguard on PC and PS3 is taken a lot longer than 30 days, Hines did explain they never announced a launch for these platforms, and if things are delayed much longer after this latest patch reaches all platforms we fear some gamers might lose faith in Bethesda to put gamers before profit (exclusive deal with Microsoft).
Do you think Bethesda care more about the gamer than profit, especially when it comes to Skyrim Dawnguard? We’ll update you when patch 1.7 goes live for consoles, and also when an official release date is given for the DLC on PS3 and PC.