Just when you thought that the upcoming Skyrim DLC on PS3 was exclusive to Sony’s console as a way of Bethesda apologizing, it appears that Microsoft are going to have the last laugh once again. It has now been confirmed that Dragonborn, Dawnguard and Hearthfire will also be 50% off on the Xbox Live Marketplace, for anyone that has yet to purchase the DLC expansions.
PS3 owners are very happy at the moment since Dragonborn is now available to buy on the PlayStation Store for $10, ending a frustrating period where they had to sit and watch as three Skyrim DLC expansions have already come and gone on Xbox 360. The discounted $10 price will be available for the first week only, as after that the price will return to the standard $20.
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Major Nelson has informed all Xbox 360 owners though that the discount isn’t exclusive to PS3 only. Starting from February 19 and through to February 25, Dragonborn, Hearthfire and Dawnguard will also be discounted with 50% off. At the moment, it looks like this was purely an Xbox Live decision and perhaps Bethesda had no say in the matter – but then again, you never know.
Users over at the US PS Blog are clearly not happy about the situation, but at the end of the day the deals are still there to be had on the PlayStation Store and let’s not forget that we almost had a situation where no DLC was coming to the PS3 at all. It will be interesting to see what happens with the rumored Redguard expansion and whether it will remain exclusive to the Xbox 360, or release on PS3 and PC simultaneously for the first time.
As a PS3 Skyrim owner, are you now happy with the current situation and forgiven Bethesda for their previous actions? How do you feel now that the 50% discount is happening on Xbox Live as well – a big deal or not to you? Bethesda has yet to say anything on the Xbox 360 discount – let’s see what happens.