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Skyrim PS3 users shun Dishonored over Dawnguard

Some PS3 gamers are so upset they are keeping away from all Bethesda games, this seems a little crazy at first when you consider Bethesda’s upcoming games include Dishonored, The Elder Scrolls Online, Prey 2, and Doom 4. You’ll find comments in many forums along the lines of “I will NOT be buying Dishonored thanks to the situation with Dawnguard on PS3“. It is worth pointing out that this ill feeling might be short lived after some of the big titles are released, and this also gives certain gamers time to calm down after the lack of communication Bethesda has given with Dawnguard on PS3.

Then we have to consider the upset caused so far, which started with some bad framerate issues within the main Skyrim game and these later received a fix. What makes matters even more frustrating for PS3 owners is the fact that Skyrim Dawnguard has been on the Xbox 360 for almost 2 months, and the DLC is still missing a PS3 release date.

Skyrim Dawnguard is just some DLC – Bethesda delivered the game to PS3 owners and fixed the lagging issue, so should these gamers be so upset that Dawnguard is taking a long time to launch? This is the opinion from some gamers on other platforms, although the real disappointment will arise if Dawnguard never appears on the PlayStation 3. Certain PS3 users will point out how unfair it is for content to be singled out from all other platforms, and this line of thought also puts the spotlight on the PS3 hardware itself and what some developers claim is a lot harder to develop for when compared to the Xbox 360. This might be true but considering the amount of time the PS3 has been released you’d think this kind of problem is well and truly in the past?

If you have Skyrim on the PS3, do you think it’s right to shun other Bethesda titles or are some gamers overreacting? At the time of writing Bethesda has no timeframe for when the PlayStation 3 will receive Skyrim Dawnguard, and there are now fears it could be after the next Hearthfire DLC. Some people also point out that if Dawnguard doesn’t skip a release on the PS3 platform, gamers could experience similar problems for the Hearthfire DLC.

Do you believe Dawnguard on PS3 will ever see the light of day? Could it be that Bethesda won’t give a release date thanks to no solution being in sight, and the problems they’re experiencing might never be fixed for the PS3 platform? This is what some people are thinking after looking at how Skyrim has been coded for Xbox 360, which then got ported to the PS3 without being optimized properly, and this left some PS3 gamers with what they claim is a “broken version“. We’d love to know your thoughts on this, and what would make you love Bethesda again? PS3 players certainly deserve a discounted Dawnguard when it finally arrives.

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