Skyrim Dawnguard: 30-day PS3 DLC utilization

By Daniel Chubb - Aug 4, 2012

The communication from Bethesda for Skyrim Dawnguard on the PS3 has been shaky at best, and one of the biggest complaints from PlayStation 3 gamers is the lack of two-way communication when it comes to the Skyrim DLC. The recent confirmation that Dawnguard for PS3 is being delayed has met mixed reactions, and some people wonder what Bethesda had been doing during the 30-day exclusive period?

It is not known if Bethesda were allowed to work on the PS3 version of Dawnguard during this period, but we’d expect it had been fine to do this before, during, and after the 30 day exclusive for Xbox 360. What some players on the PS3 want to know is if their platform received the attention it deserved during this time, or had most of the work been left to the last moment? This would explain why Bethesda has only just announced problems with the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC or PS3.

Communication is the real issue – the recent blog post explained the issues for PS3, can be seen below, and this is the first we’d heard about Dawnguard issues with the PS3 console, so why are Bethesda not communicating better with the fans? We’ve heard from a number of gamers that wonder what Bethesda were doing during the whole month of 360 exclusivity, and also point out that the “PS3 has been around quite a while“. Other gamers feel that this is just “poor planning and not caring“.

This news of a PS3 delay also brought about attacks towards the platform, which include some gamers claiming the “PS3 is garbage unless you want to watch a Blu-ray“, although this is completely unfounded but does highlight a pattern some developers have had with creating gamers for the PS3 and the cell processor. This is something we’re likely to see Sony fix with the PS4, although considering the time developers have had with the PS3 you wouldn’t expect problems to continue on this platform.

The comments from Bethesda are making some people wonder if Dawnguard will see a release date on the PS3, although considering they said “yet” it’s certain to launch soon.

How much attention did Bethesda give the PS3 version of Skyrim Dawnguard during the 30-day exclusive? This is something a few gamers would love to know, but the lack of communication is the real issue and the vague blog post opens up even more questions than it answers. There needs to be more detail on when the Skyrim 1.7 patch will land for PS3, more updates about the PS3 Dawnguard launch and development, and we also wonder how the second Skyrim DLC will go for this platform?

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