Skyrim DragonBorn PS3 exclusive after Dawnguard misery

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 19, 2012

It is fair to say that Skyrim PS3 users have been through hell with the latest Elder Scrolls game, which started with bad frame-rate problems that eventually saw a fix from what had been a crazy issue with bookshelves. Then came the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC and PS3 owners still lack this content after it launched months ago on Xbox 360, so we should all hold some sympathy for PS3 owners right now.

Skyrim DLC 3, aka DragonBorn, as a timed PS3 exclusive – we’ve noticed an increasing amount of gamers stating that the Dawnguard and Hearthfire misery could be helped if Bethesda delivered a 30 day DLC exclusive for the Sony PlayStation system.

If the developer has in fact fixed the issues with bringing downloadable content to the PS3 system, as might be the case, then it would be a nice gesture for PS3 users. It shouldn’t be a big deal for the Skyrim DragonBorn DLC on Xbox 360 and PC considering their experience with Skyrim so far, and the fact that this could be a timed exclusive.

The image above shows what some believe is a reference to PS3 DLC being fixed, which had been found in the recent Skyrim 1.8 beta patch.

What gesture should Bethesda offer PS3 owners after they fix issues with DLC? We’re sure a few Xbox 360 gamers won’t be happy if this happened, but this would make thousands of PS3 owners love Bethesda again and stop them boycotting certain games. Any gesture will depend on how much Bethesda value PS3 users, and of course it must be good for business.

There are other gifts that could be offered, like Dawnguard for free on PS3 with newer purchased DLC, but if Bethesda doesn’t offer any “make-good” then we can imagine some hurt staying with a number of PS3 gamers for years to come.

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