What a week it has been for Dawnguard and the anticipation of a release date for the PS3 and PC two days ago, which never happened and currently it’s not known when the first Skyrim DLC will arrive on platforms other than Xbox 360. We did report that Skyrim patch 1.7 would arrive on the PC before PlayStation 3, although a comment from Pete Hines has created confusion and some gamers think the Dawnguard DLC might never launch.
The PS3 will be last to receive the Skryim Dawnguard DLC — as we expected earlier this week, Dawnguard would release on the PC quicker than the PS3 thanks to a certification process Sony require before patches launch. This takes 1-2 weeks and PS3 skipped the 1.6 update, needed for Dawnguard, so this only causes more delays for the PS3 gamer.
Hines tweets and some Skyrim gamers worry — after the Bethesda employee commented exactly 30 days after the Xbox 360 received Dawnguard, to calm frustration, he only added fuel to the fire. You can see Hines tweet below, which explains that Bethesda hasn’t announced Dawnguard for PC or PS3, so this obviously led some people to think its never coming. He also explained that no “timeline” had been given, although we think you can’t blame people for speculating considering the lack of release date information for Dawnguard on PC and PS3.
While the above tweet can be understood in a number of ways it has been clarified in a later tweet from Hines, which he touched on the “unfounded” expectation for a launch 30 days after the Xbox 360 release. He also pointed out this hadn’t been a reference to news “never coming“, so by stating this he is explaining the PS3 and PC will see Dawnguard at some point.
How do you feel about Bethesda’s lack of information surrounding the Skyrim Dawnguard release on PC and PS3? Following hundreds of comments on PR it’s clear the biggest problem is with Bethesda providing no information, and most gamers are willing to wait longer if they had some feedback. The idea that Dawnguard isn’t in the works for PC and PS3 users is crazy in our opinion, but we totally agree with Bethesda’s bad handling of the situation and lack of information being given.