Not long after we completed Dawnguard on the Xbox 360 we’re now seeing Skyrim Hearthfire, the second DLC, receive a release date just over 2 months after the first downloadable content launched. This is much sooner than we thought and not to mention how sick PlayStation 3 players must be feeling right now, which is due to the first Dawnguard DLC not even being available on the PS3 yet.
We own both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Skyrim and started out by investing over 500 hours of hands-on time with the PS3 version, although once the Dawnguard DLC arrived we jumped over to the Xbox 360. This had been thanks to a 30 day exclusive that Microsoft managed to arrange, although we’re glad we made this move considering the nightmare its been for the PS3 platform.
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Our choice had been made thanks to wanting to review both Dawnguard and now Skyrim Hearthfire as soon as possible, but not all gamers have the luxury of owning both consoles. While Pete Hines explained that they want Dawnguard on the PS3 ASAP, some gamers feel it’s “disgusting” how the second Skyrim DLC is about to arrive in 7 days time, September 4th, and the PS3 still hasn’t had any DLC yet.
What will Skyrim Hearthfire be about? To best understand you should watch the official video below this article, which demonstrates how you can purchase land to build a home. You’ll be able to build massive compounds or even a simple little cottage, but how large and innovative your home is will depend only on your imagination. Skyrim Hearthfire will cost 400 Microsoft Points with a release date for Xbox Live set for September 4th.
Some PC users might not buy the Skyrim Hearthfire DLC – while you normally can’t beat some official downloadable content, it is fair to say that some PC users can do similar things to this add-on with mods, which have been improved since the Creation Kit became available for download. We’ve already seen a number of PC gamers stating this very point, so if you have Skyrim on the PC let us know if you will download Hearthfire?
We really feel that PS3 owners have been let down – If you are a PS3 user then we’re sure right now your line of thought will be “they’re releasing the second Skyrim DLC and haven’t even launched the first for PS3 yet“. While we have not seen exactly what the problem is with Dawnguard on the PS3, thanks to Bethesda’s lack of communication, it is hard to understand how it is right to start work on and launch the next DLC without fixing the first for all platforms?
If you are an Xbox 360 user, then let us know if you’re looking forward to creating a home in Skyrim Hearthfire? The video is below and it explains all you need to know, so be ready in 7 days when it goes live. We’ll be getting hands-on with Skyrim Hearthfire right away, so keep connected to PR for our review.