Skyrim Dragonborn anticipated for PS3 as DLC ages

By Daniel Chubb - Jan 2, 2013

It’s hard to believe a month has almost past since the Skyrim Dragonborn DLC launched on the Xbox 360, December 4, and confusion has mounted after each add-on thanks to Bethesda being very vague on the exclusivity period and for how many of the DLC’s this will last. It is now clear that the Xbox 360 will get all Skyrim content first, which has so far included Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and most recently Dragonborn.

The image above features “AshSpawn“, which we found easy to defeat unless you find them in numbers. AshSpawn origins are unknown although we do know they started to appear in Solstheim after Red Mountain eruptions from the Fourth Era. These fire-based creatures are now a regular occurrence in the Skyrim Dragonborn DLC.

The PS3 is yet to receive any Skyrim DLC, although promises have been made with a launch window set for early 2013. This had been a crucial statement from Bethesda, especially considering some gamers thought Skyrim DLC would never arrive on the PS3. You have to also remember that the game is over a year old now, so waiting this long for an expansion is crazy considering both PC and Xbox 360 have been enjoying extra content for months.

Skyrim Dragonborn anticipated for PS3 – The release date hasn’t been confirmed but today we’ve seen a number of gamers posting in forums, and they hope it could launch almost right after Jan 4. Xbox 360 normally receives one month of exclusivity, which would then lead to the PC receiving Skyrim Dragonborn first and then Sony is given the DLC for approval.

We’re a little skeptical considering the past promises for PS3 owners, so we doubt Skyrim Dragonborn will arrive on the PS3 in the first half of this month. When Bethesda said “early 2013” they left the window wide open, which leaves the date possible over months and not days.

Reactions from gamers after Bethesda confirmed DLC for the PS3 – some people are very angry and might be blowing the situation out of proportion, although it seems that the majority of PS3 owners that love Skyrim are in general agreement. The comment below pretty much explains what the majority of PR readers have been feeling, although this had been shared with PR by Lily Nichole Robinson.


Do you feel confident that the Skyrim Dragonborn DLC will arrive on PS3 without problems? We’d also love to know if you’re still hoping that Dawnguard will arrive on the PS3 at some point, or have you given up hope for this DLC? You can see the Dragonborn DLC map here, which we published after having a quick hands-on last month. The size certainly rejuvenates Skyrim and will provide hours of fun for the explorer.

If you had to guess when Skyrim Dragonborn will launch on the PS3, what date would you pick? We also wonder if Bethesda are ready and just timing the release, or are they rushing to fix problems still on the PS3 platform?

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