Dawnguard PS3 farce mars PC release

Skyrim owners on PS3 and PC have been waiting a very long time for the first DLC expansion pack to arrive and this week at Quakecon, developers Bethesda delivered some crucial news. They announced that Dawnguard is now available for download and purchase on Steam, but at the same time sent a huge blow to PS3 gamers, by saying that their version isn’t ready yet.

If you have been playing on PC the whole time, your Dawnguard wait is finally over. Most of you probably haven’t even been too bothered by the wait with the sheer amount of custom mods available through the Creation Kit, but refresh your Steam browser now and you’ll see that Dawnguard is now available for $19.99.

That’s where the good news ends though sadly, as it isn’t good reading for the PS3 community who expected Dawnguard to be available this week at the very latest and as a simultaneous release with PC. Bethesda has put out a statement on their Blog explaining their reasons, as you’ll see in a portion of their quote below:

“We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard’s performance on the PS3. We would like for everyone to have a chance to play Dawnguard, but we aren’t going to release it for PS3 knowing that some people’s experience in Skyrim will be worse.”

So there we have it. Our immediate thoughts on this are that the company are being extra careful in not having a repeat of the water freezing fiasco which greeted PS3 owners on a previous update. As you can imagine, some disgruntled fans have let their feelings be known through the comments on Bethesda’s blog, with one user now saying that ‘this is getting ridiculous’, with others agreeing.

Should we be too harsh on Bethesda though if Dawnguard just isn’t ready for technical reasons? Some people will just feel like it is better late than never, while others will just choose to vent their frustration by any means possible. The reality is though, there’s still no PS3 release date and it looks like Bethesda is having problems getting Dawnguard onto to PS3.

What are your thoughts on this – Are you angry or not?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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