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Select PS3 users get Skyrim Dawnguard on PC

Most homes have a PC, but many gamers moved to console systems for their gaming fix years ago. Having said that, more and more people are now returning to the PC, a platform which is home to the best graphics available on any platform. With the uncertainty still looming in the air though regarding the PS3 Dawnguard DLC expansion, PS3 users are now starting to turn their back on the console, just to play Dawnguard on PC thanks to Bethesda’s frustrating delay tactics.

We’ve seen an increasing amount of forum posts from PS3 users who state that they’re missing Skyrim DLC so much, that jumping back on the PC is the only alternative to play that elusive first expansion pack for the game. Not everyone has the luxury of owning both a PS3 and PC though and even then, their PC has to be of a certain high standard just to play Skyrim without any freezing problems – not such an easy task, with many avid gamers wanting Skyrim to look as glorious as possible.

Divert your attention to this interesting thread we picked out on Reddit. It tells the story of one frustrated PS3 gamer who has now given in and reverted to the PC version of the game instead. Despite conjuring up over 70 hours on his PS3 Skyrim career, he is now asking fellow Redditeers for help on some of the best PC mods available for the game – a wise move in our opinion.

Further down the same thread, we see another PS3 to PC defector who has made his decision purely to play the Dawnguard expansion after being an ‘extensive’ PS3 player – how many of you have already done the exact same thing, or are planning to do this if the dire situation continues with Bethesda’s lack of communication?

Are you in the position where you have a PC, but can’t play Skyrim due to low hardware specifications so you are effectively stuck on the PS3 version regardless? It is a really sad situation that many PS3 owners find themselves in, when all it takes is a simple Tweet to say if it is coming or not. Well, a certain DLC is coming to PS3 – but Bethesda hasn’t said whether it is Dawnguard or Dragonborn.

Do you follow the chap above in moving from PS3 to PC, just to play the Dawnguard expansion? How many of you have the luxury of being able to switch platforms at any time?

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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Lord Nex
Lord Nex

WTF Why would they do that i have a PC what can barley play oblivion and i have had skyrim since day 1, this is stupid just give us the DLC on pc i dont want to buy a £800 just for skyrim -_-

pissedofguy
pissedofguy

dont buy dishonored pirate it! F*** them.

John
John

So someone posts on a forum and it makes a blog. How do you know he wasn’t trolling? Here is something for your next Pulitzer blog, I sold my 360 and PC and bought a PC to support the PS3 users. Totally serious here :-/ Journalism is dead.

stop crying
stop crying

people on the playsation should be lucky they even get skyrim at all, bethesda has always prefered the xbox…. stop crying ps3 users, i knew this was going to happen and you should have to. Have you guys not looked at bethesda history with the playstation???? Its not pretty my friends. The elder scrolls series are amazing and i am proud to have skyrim on the xbox 360. I am not a fanboy but speaking the thruth.

Tbag
Tbag

I agree with ConcernedCitizen. It seems that a lot of these articles are now aimed at causing uncertainty within the Sony community. I don’t know why there hasn’t been any further news from Bethesda as to what is being done about the whole mess, but it’s been very shoddy work on their part and all that Pete Hines has done is prolonged our anguish by keeping peoples hopes up. To be frank the game is good, but not good enough to elicit the purchase of an Xbox or upgrade your PC, not to mention the fact you will have to… Read more »

FOX
FOX

I had over 400 hours on Skyrim on PS3 but was sick of the lag and Bethesda not releasing DLC. So I got my PC upgraded, my PS3 save ported to PC and I will never look back. PC gaming is the way to go since all devs seem to be releasing broken games nowadays.

JusticeforPS3
JusticeforPS3

I will never leave my PS3, I have almost 300 hours on Skyrim, I am standing my ground and hoping that we do get Dawnguard, Bethesda owes it to their ps3 fans, if their are any left

Arrowintheknee
Arrowintheknee

Seems to me that this is a problem that is purely down to individual choice. I own both the PS3 and a PC capable of playing Skyrim. I originally bought Skyrim for the PS3 and amassed around190 hours playing time. Once this whole saga started I just made the decision to trade in my PS3 copy and used the money to buy the PC version. Best decision I could have made. With Dawnguard and Hearthfire available on the PC and all the great mods available the PC is definitely the way to go, in my opinion. Total cost to me,… Read more »

Andrew M
Andrew M

Doesn’t really make sense to trade in your PS3 just for skyrim. It’ll cost more money even if you’ve traded in all your games you’ll never have made your money back.

MartinB105
MartinB105

My PC hardware is good enough, but I refuse to pay for Microsoft products, which means I don’t have a copy of Windows, which prevents me from playing the game on PC at all.

Old Skool Gamer
Old Skool Gamer

Meh – I have a PC but I will NOT be buying Skyrim just to play Dawnguard. If DLC comes for PS3 then fine, I’ll probably get it because at the moment I’m playing other games. If DLC never comes to PS3, then I simply will NOT buy another Bethesda produced/ published game again.

Jules
Jules

Oh quit complaining, PS3 users. At least you have Skyrim. I’d love to have half of the PS3 exclusives you guys get… Like the Uncharted games or The Last Of Us.

Oversoon
Oversoon

At first, I cared a lot about Dawnguard, because after getting to the point where I only have radiant quests left, I just really wanted more Skyrim story/discovery moments. of course I would REALLY like both expansions… BUT if I had to pick only one DLC, it would SOOO be Dragonborn… Dragon mounts, extending the map into Morrowind, and the story, look much more appealing to me than a crossbow, and some vampire/werewolf perks. I don’t have a gaming PC to switch to, and even if I did, I couldn’t recreate MY world in Skyrim after having invested so much… Read more »

Brian Hayes Jr

well i personally havent touched a bethesda game since they alienated me with this ps3 dlc delay and it will be a cold day in hello before i ever do until they fix it and release the dlc i even passed on multiple great buys of bethesda software this black friday just on this priciple and if bethesda doesnt get there rear in gear the only money they will recieve from me is the sum ill pay when there games hit the 10 dollar discount rack

Trav CrankdAt

Do you get to the dawngaurd cloud district often? Oh what am I saying.. of course you don’t. Your on ps3.

moveonalready
moveonalready

You idiots! Who would BUY Skyrim for PC? That is what The Pirate Bay is for…

game
game

When Skyrim first came out i got it on PS3, however i knew they would pull this crap…because they always do. So after about 200 hours on ps3 i bought a decent gaming PC (which ive wanted for a long time) and got skyrim on there…never looked back.

Old italy
Old italy

nope not moving to pc just to play dawngraud, and while i wait for a dlc i will be playing God of War

Guest
Guest

Thank you for this pointless article with a misleading title.

Choppers
Choppers

This article is pretty bad in all honesty. But to be fair; I would recommend that if you care so much about Skyrim’s DLC.. Get a decent PC. It costs what? £500 at the most? Even then.. It’s still 5 years ahead of Xbox and PS3 lol. My PC cost me around £700; I play EVERYTHING on the maximum possible settings and it looks amazing on every game.

CPUBlackHeartxx
CPUBlackHeartxx

im not switching platforms so what if PS3 does’nt have DLC? its not the DLC that make the game. So who really wins in the situation of this those who keep Skyrim on PS3 and save money not needing to pay for membership on microsoft live or buying the game again on a different platform to then spend even more money to buy the DLC and spend even more hours on that game itself? honestly id rather have the money to spend on other games that know how to build a game and its DLC on all platforms or stay… Read more »

Rugga
Rugga

If someone would actually buy skyrim again and buy a pc that just for that one game their crazy. I’ve done nearly everything in that game, ASnd to have to do that again, not to mention the whole face making thing. There are plenty of good games on the ps3 that work fine and plenty of games that are coming out that WILL work fine. Its not worth it to buy skyrim again and a new pc or 360. Its one game! not to mention your only getting like what, 20-30 extra hours of gameplay? C’mon. This is just another… Read more »

Hahaking
Hahaking

Bethesda Didnt want my money on ps3 for the dlc, so I pirated skyrim and the dlc for PC. I win in the end.

josh
josh

even if it is true, why? lots of other games to play. black ops 2 is out

cdhunter
cdhunter

The way I see it, is it is a good way to lose money because some of us don’t have the luxury to switch back and forth between consuls, and some people would rather get a different game all together than deal with this bs. I say enough of this “close” crap and give us a date.

L33tmoaf
L33tmoaf

Poor PS3 fanboys… Ahahahahahahahaha!

hurryupbethesda
hurryupbethesda

We need articles that pressure bethesda to release it. We need an article that embarrasses bethesda and forces them to make dawnguard a priority, because they are obviously not trying their best to get it released.

Rizona
Rizona

I actually have all of the available platforms to choose form. I have the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC and Mac. Before choosing a game to play, I look into the requirements needed to play them, Graphics, Internet connection, Available DLC or what naturally fits. For example, I will play COD on PS3 regardless of when the DLC’s are available. Same as for NHL by EA (Still hoping for a season this year). Games like Counterstrike will always be at home for me on PC. StarCraft is actually one of those games that I can play either on PC or… Read more »

Shayne
Shayne

All I see are articles trying to tell PS3 players to buy an X360, but this one expresses the fact that we should buy it for PC.

I don’t want to buy it for a new platform, I just want to play the damn game on my PS3.

Tortoso4325
Tortoso4325

Sony must buy bethesda

Perception plus 5
Perception plus 5

This article is a hoax. There will be no dlc prior to Christmas and Bethesda knows it. Articles like this are created so that companies like Bethesda can meet year end sales quotas and if they can’t do it with ps3 they will do it on the coattails of other platforms.

Malnik
Malnik

think ppl should really think of the future..and get a PC they can up date not a box that comes without being able to upgrade……..could you really play Skyrim on the xbox or ps3 for 1926 hours (so far)…..no i have no life but i get value for money… 🙂

HellHound
HellHound

I already returned my skyrim copy for the Ps3 and got the pc version instead. Its much better and way more fun with mods.

Lukas
Lukas

i have over 250+ hourse of skyrim worth on my ps3 and i might get it for my pc… in a few months at least since i don’t like throwing money around to get 2 copies of the game because of coorperation thinking they can make me turn my back to a well made system. It will take a lot more than delay tactics
and stop posting usless stuff that doesn’t tell us anything of when or how much longer it will take.

That Guy
That Guy

I either call shenanigans from Microsoft, as they were the first to get all the current DLC and all that jazz, or Bethesda just simply giving up. It’s almost December, and not one piece of DLC has been thrown at the PlayStation Nation. Either they just attempt to make Playstation Exclusive DLC, or I’ll just give up on Bethesda entirely. It’s ridiculous at the lack of communication we’re receiving. Heck, they probably aren’t working on it for PS3 at all because if we’re getting problems BEFORE Hearthfire was released, and then they decide to release Hearthfire for 360, you know… Read more »

ijustwokeup
ijustwokeup

This shouldnt have been written, all the people who bought the PC version of the game shouldnt have had to in the first place, because now its like they’re rewarding Bethesda further for their mistakes, like imganine if this became a common maketing scheme…

Allison
Allison

Barely anyone is changing platforms because of one simple game. Buying skyrim for a pc isn’t even a big deal anyway, practically anyone can have both a pc and another platform. Dividing the PS3 community is a low blow, but those who are weak minded enough to believe this platform switching nonsense might deserve spending 200+ on everything plus 50 a month or however much live costs anyway.

frankbob
frankbob

Pfft, did he say that guy put 70 hours in his game and then switched? Try 400 hours, and even I’m thinking of switching if it doesn’t come out on ps3. And actually yes it is relevant news because its saying exactly how big this situation is getting, so to those whining about it not being relevant, go sucomb to Microsoft’s big plan and buy an Xbox if you’re that tired of waiting.

ConcernedCitizen
ConcernedCitizen

I cannot help but notice the recent change in attitude toward Bethesda and thier lack of communication. Originally it was of anger toward bethesda and sympathy toward PS3 players, where as now it has shifted toward the idea that PS3 players should simply give up or even spend more money to buy the game and dlc on other systems. This idea seems to me as a waste of time and more importantly money, if Bethesda cannot release the download on PS3, then I see no reason for PS3 players to invest more money in a company that obviously does not… Read more »

adsehteb uoy kcuf
adsehteb uoy kcuf

What is the point in these articles seriously we dont care about people changing platforms were here because we want updates on our dlc’s

HearMeRage101
HearMeRage101

Stop posting these annoying articles that doesn’t involve the official release date of Dawnguard. i mean come ON!! every time i look up the release date of Dawnguard, these shity ass blogs pops up… IT DOESN’T HELP OUR FRUSTRATION SO STOP DOING IT!!!!

Daniel Smith

Nice to see a different take on the issue for once.

Susan
Susan

I totally agree with this article and the PC platform offers so much more with Skyrim than both the PS3 and Xbox 360. As a PS3 user with a PC that handles Skyrim, it made sense to purchase it for that platform after the problems with my PS3.
To all of you that are moaning about this article, stop taking your frustration out on them because this isn’t the news you wanted. And it is news as there are PS3 owners moving to the PC to play Skyrim, so get over it.

aaaaa
aaaaa

…It’s like they can’t find news so they report things that are totally meaningless. Next one will probably be “Skyrim PS3 Player Tweets that He is Pissed at Bethesda”

Shayne
Shayne

Make it “PC Dawnguard” and not “Dawnguard PC.”

Ray
Ray

What exactly is the point of these articles? This isn’t news!

letitgoalready
letitgoalready

Even more biased, My post has to be preapproved before it can be seen by everyone else.

haveyoutriedac3?
haveyoutriedac3?

OK enough with the useless posts. Or at least change the title of your article to express what a bore it is to read. Unless Its about the release date or their telling us it cant be done, as a PS3 owner I think its time to let it go… Your title is misleading and I feel like I’ve wasted those 50 seconds of my life reading it were only rewarded when I took the time to express how useless this article is.

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