Skyrim PS3 fulfilment without Dawnguard DLC

By Daniel Chubb - Nov 26, 2012

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve noticed a shift in feelings when it comes to Skyrim on the PlayStation 3 and the satisfaction felt without DLC, which as we all know means Skyrim on PS3 is missing Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn also looks unlikely at the time of writing. The purpose of this article is to point out the fulfilment we gained from playing Skyrim for more than 400 hours on the PS3 without Dawnguard or any other DLC, and we also know we’re not alone when it comes to the satisfaction this produced.

One of our readers recently summed up the Skyrim satisfaction for each platform pretty well, which they felt Skyrim on PC received some DLC and lots of mods, although they feel that some PC gamers complain about getting all DLC in a timely manner. They went on to explain that Xbox 360 gamers get all DLC but no mods, although you will find some people on this platform wanting mods. Then we finally have the Skyrim PS3 users with no Dawnguard, or in fact any DLC, and these gamers complain about getting nothing and being left out to dry.

As you can see from above, it seems that every platform has something to complain about when it comes to The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Having started on the PS3 version of Skyrim, and then after 400+ hours moved to the Xbox 360 for DLC reviewing purposes, we understand both sides of the story, but it seems like some gamers are forgetting how good Skyrim has been just on its own without any DLC.

How much satisfaction did Skyrim provide you before DLC arrived, especially compared to other games before adding DLC? After playing Skyrim on the PS3 for hundreds of hours we felt the money spent delivered, but we agree that something has to be fixed when it comes to Skyrim Dawnguard on PS3, and other DLC expected. If this is not done then you can expect a growing number of gamers to feel different about Bethesda games in the future, and how could PS3 gamers trust DLC to come to future games after the problems with Skyrim?

We found a lot of fulfilment in Skyrim on the PS3 and even with the lack of DLC, we’re sure other gamers did as well but are forgetting this thanks to their feelings of being let down by developers. If you’re a PS3 gamer, can you remember how much fun Skyrim has been without Dawnguard? It would be nice to get DLC, but we shouldn’t forget what an amazing game Skyrim is right out-of-the-box.

You can read some more details on the Skyrim Dragonborn DLC in this article, and hear about PS3 switching claims here and even some users that started using their PC here. Hines stated he has some empathy for PS3 owners 10 days ago, but also pointed out he’ll let PS3 users know more when he has it, so the wait is on.

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