We finally have some positive news for those of you with the PS3 version of Skyrim, who are patiently awaiting any news regarding the missing PS3 Dawnguard and Hearthfire DLC release dates. A third expansion by the name of Dragonborn has been unearthed, along with the evidence that Bethesda may have finally solved their internal DLC woes on the system.
For those that are not aware yet, we can tell you that Dragonborn is definitely going to be the title of the next DLC expansion for Skyrim. The name had already shown up in file trademarks like Hearthfire and Dawnguard before it, and now further evidence has been spotted in the latest system update for PC owners.
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The most interesting aspect of the discovery though, is that there is a line of code in the Skyrim 1.8 update beta that reads ‘$DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT_PS3 DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT’. Has Bethesda finally managed to fix all of the apparent ‘hardware’ problems that they were having on the PS3 in getting Dawnguard on to the system, which then caused a further delay on Hearthfire?
For those wondering, it is not uncommon for other platform related files to be found on internal PC code for the game. It could be interesting though to note that there doesn’t appear to be any specific code on the Xbox 360 in relation to Dragonborn, leading to some farfetched speculation that Dragonborn could end up as exclusive DLC to the PS3 version of the game as a way of apology for the Dawnguard crisis.
That’s not going to happen in our books though, as you can bet that Xbox 360 and PC users will want a dragon-mounting DLC expansion pack of their own to play. Aside from being able to mount new dragons in the content, we’re also hearing that Dragonborn will give players the option of revisiting areas from Morrowind and craft new armor such as Bonemold and Nordic wares.
Bethesda hasn’t made anything official, but don’t forget this is exactly the same pattern in which Hearthfire was uncovered. Bethesda has obviously put that line of PS3 code in there for a reason though – what could it be, or even better – what do you want it to mean?
After all of the well documented struggles, do you think that Bethesda has finally found a way to get Dawnguard running on the PS3? We’ll keep you updated with further information on Dragonborn as we get it.