From the perspective of most PS3 owners Dawnguard has been a marketing disaster for Bethesda, and if it wasn’t enough that PS3 players saw Microsoft’s money buying a timed exclusive now they have no idea when the first Skyrim DLC will land on their games console. It is fair that Dawnguard shouldn’t release with major problems, but its been 3 weeks since the Xbox 360 exclusive ended, 7 weeks since the Xbox 360 received the DLC, and over 9 months since the game launched.
The longer Dawnguard takes to arrive on PS3 the more gamers will boycott – we’ve heard some people talking about never buying another Bethesda title since the release of Skyrim, and at first we just thought these gamers would get over it when Dawnguard finally releases, but considering the delay has lasted even longer and with “no-timeframe“, it looks like the list of gamers not planning to buy Dawnguard is growing.
We previously touched on the 30 day exclusive and wondered what Bethesda did in this time with Dawnguard on the PS3 platform, and the majority of gamers agreed with us that more communication is needed between the developers and Skyrim fans, especially when it comes to the PlayStation 3 owner. This article also included a quote giving the reason why the PS3 DLC is being delayed, the exact reason had not been given, although the last official word came from Bethesda on Twitter. They stated there’s “no specific timeframe” for information or even a release date, so you can understand how this only frustrates PS3 gamers even more.
What will happen when Skyrim DLC 2 arrives? We are expecting another 360 exclusive, but after problems on the PS3 some gamers have fears that similar delays could appear when the second DLC launches. Some PS3 players have even resorted to selling their copy of Skyrim, which might seem a little extreme but considering the lack of information it can be understood.
If you’re a PS3 owner with Skyrim, will you download Dawnguard when it releases and do you expect a discount? In our opinion Skyrim has been amazing and well worth the money, we have put hundreds of hours into both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, but it’s clear that the PS3 version has been a PR disaster and one that might make some players never return to a Bethesda game again. This is thanks to major PS3 frame-rate issues shortly after Skyrim launched and a lack of communication with PS3 owners, which has made some people on this platform feel disregarded. At least patch 1.7 is now on all platforms with the new features and bug fixes, although there’s plenty of quests still needing attention.