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Skyrim Dawnguard bugs and deferring PS3 / PC release

PS3 and PC users want to know when the Skyrim Dawnguard release date will be, especially considering it has been a few weeks since Skyrim’s first DLC released on the Xbox 360. Bethesda has been extremely quiet on the matter and only confirmed Microsoft had a timed exclusive, but the growing frustration has seen some rumors take hold with gamers. One of these rumors included an idea that Skyrim Dawnguard would see a PS3 release date in September, which is much longer than the predicted 30 days exclusive.

The fact that Bethesda has kept quiet after most of us looked at this as a 30 days exclusive, only adds to the confusion, so why would Dawnguard see a longer than 30 day wait for PS3 and PC gamers? This forum post has suggested the idea that September 13 is the date for Skyrim’s first DLC to land on PS3 and PC, but it’s worth noting there’s no source to this claim, although that hasn’t stopped pages of comments from frustrated Skyrim fans.

Waiting for Dawnguard to land after new bugs are fixed – the only reason we can see for Bethesda to delay the DLC is to fix bugs, which are being reported on the Xbox 360. Bethesda might want to iron out some problems before launching its first DLC on the PC and PS3. During our review of Dawnguard we met a few bugs that include texture issues, although a quick look at the Xbox board shows numerous problems that might need to be patched before the DLC is launched on more platforms.

While this is understandable and could lead to a longer wait than the predicted 30 days after launching on the Xbox 360, it is also hard to believe considering the PS3/PC can have bugs the 360 wouldn’t. There will still be bugs no matter how long they delay the release, so should they wait until common bugs are fixed in Dawnguard?

Would you rather Bethesda launch Dawnguard on the PS3/PC as soon as possible, or would you like to see current bugs fixed first? If you are wondering why Skyrim patch 1.6 hasn’t landed on the PS3 yet, you might want to read this article, or see posts relating to our review of Dawnguard here.

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