It’s fair to say that PS3 users are not happy at all with the Dawnguard situation for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Bethesda had originally stated that PS3 users would get it 30 days after Xbox 360, but it is now coming up to a full two months without Dawnguard and there’s still complete silence from Bethesda.
Earlier on this week we toyed on the idea of Xbox 360 users getting an announcement on Hearthfire, the next rumored pack, before PS3 users even have a chance to play Dawnguard. We received some very interesting feedback for sure which you can read through yourselves here, but some additional details on Hearthfire have arrived and it once again threatens to make this a reality for PS3 owners.
Now, an official DLC description has reached Reddit and it suggests that Hearthfire will give Xbox 360 owners the chance to buy land and create their own buildings from scratch. You’ll be able to perform deep customization inside this house, with luxuries such as a complete armory or a full scaled alchemy laboratory.
Does this description leaking out suggest that Bethesda is close to an announcement perhaps? After all, Dawnguard was first announced on May 1st for Xbox 360 owners so they are well due some new content after playing Dawnguard to death.
This is likely to cause further frustration amongst PS3 owners as they face the possibility of Xbox 360 owners being able to build houses in Hearthfire, before they have even had a chance to play as the Dawnguard or Vampires in the first pack. We read through the feedback in our previous article and did spot one unlikely scenario.
One user suggested that Bethesda should make up for their obvious lack of effort in keeping the PS3 community updated, by providing a free copy of Dawnguard as an apology. In support of this, it is an extra month of waiting that PS3 users have had to put up with, rather than 1 month that was originally the plan.
It seems unlikely that Bethesda are going to waive $20 just like that when Xbox 360 users paid for the same content, but what are your thoughts on this idea? Do you think Bethesda would be so generous?