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Skyrim PS3 DLC stalled after Dragonborn exclusive

As we approach the end of another week for Skyrim players on PS3, we are still no closer to finding out whether or not Bethesda will release the PS3 Dawnguard DLC content, as part of their recent confirmation that the system will be getting some new DLC at least. Unsurprisingly, Bethesda has not said what this new content will be, but have still found the time to recently confirm that Dragonborn is going to be another Xbox 360 exclusive for now.

We saw with the Dragonborn trailer that only Xbox 360 was mentioned as a platform. This caused a lot of confusion among Skyrim players on all platforms, as you may remember that Bethesda originally stated that only the first two DLC expansion packs will be under an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft to release on Xbox 360 first before PS3 and PC.

It now appears that Bethesda has gone back on their word on this matter, or even if Hearthfire didn’t count as the second pack, they should have still made this very clear to PC owners at the very least. Instead we have continued silence from the Bethesda and you have to wonder why they still continue to alienate their PS3 and PC fan base, when all it takes is one simple sentence to say if the content is coming or not.

Bethesda has released some new screenshots from Dragonborn, which you can check out on the official Elder Scrolls website here. It looks fantastic just like Dawnguard did, with Bethesda confirming on their website as well as their blog post that this content is only for the Xbox 360 at the moment – no mention of Xbox 360 ‘first’, just Xbox 360.

As you can imagine, Bethesda’s comment section has been flooded with complaints asking why this content is still exclusive to Xbox 360 after the deal appeared to be up, but so far Bethesda has not responded with any direct answer to the questions. Over on Twitter, Pete Hines has responded to a question with an interesting reply, stating the following message below.

Based on that answer there, Pete Hines doesn’t know if Dawnguard is going to be the first DLC content for Skyrim, or when PS3 users will be getting this piece of DLC that they were promised. What are your thoughts on this answer from Bethesda’s main PR man?

For those of you who are getting Dragonborn on Xbox 360, enjoy the new screenshots over at the official website. For everyone else, is it time for Bethesda to start giving hard answers? Dawnguard has been nominated for the VGA 2012 awards for ‘Best DLC’, for those that would like to know.

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