To say we had a great time being hands-on with Skyrim Dawnguard would be an understatement, and our initial 400 plus hours on the PS3 platform had been equally fun, but our review had to move to Xbox 360 thanks to an exclusive DLC deal. In hindsight this had been the best thing we could’ve done now that we are a few months on and Skyrim Dawnguard for PS3 is still MIA, which is both confusing and upsetting for Sony console owners.
We’ve seen a number of tweets surrounding Dawnguard for PS3, and in most cases they explain that the first Skyrim DLC would release soon, although not before the PC. Bethesda offered a simple Dawnguard PS3 update on their official blog once the PC version saw a launch date, which only contained one paragraph and further highlighted the lack of communication with PS3 owners. It seems the developer failed to understand how much better these gamers would feel if they could have weekly updates on the development.
Following these updates on social channels and from MR Hines, we have seen the PS3 hardware blamed and also seen how far reaching the lack of Dawnguard on PS3 could be. Today we are hearing from Sony’s Vice President after he had been put on the spot during a NY games conference, and then gave his comments on the lack of Skyrim DLC for PlayStation 3 owners. You can see what he said in the quote below.
Considering Boyes handles taking care of Sony’s publishers you’d expect him to be in the know when it comes to the lack of Dawnguard on PS3, so when we hear that he “can’t promise” that this issue will be solved, it leaves us feeling really unconvinced that any Skyrim DLC will ever arrive on the PS3 platform.
Do you expect Skyrim Dawnguard to release on the PS3, or have you moved on after such a long wait? We’d also love to know how you feel about Bethesda after the handling of this add-on and communicating with the fans.
In our opinion the chances of Dawnguard seeing a release date on the PS3 has fallen to an all time low, especially considering both Sony and Bethesda cannot promise it will even launch, and there is no point even talking about Skyrim Hearthfire.