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Skyrim 1.8 update on Xbox 360 leads to PS3 anger

We have some further good news for Xbox Skyrim players on Xbox 360 now, as we’re pleased to say that the Skyrim 1.8 patch is now ready to update on Microsoft’s console. The update had previously been available in beta format for PC users, but now Xbox 360 users get to enjoy further bug fixes and improvements ahead of their exclusive Dragonborn DLC content which lands early next month.

Prior to the game’s release, many Elder Scrolls fans were talking about how the PC version of the game would be the lead platform, following on from the excellent Oblivion game before it which was definitely a PC lead platform game ahead of Xbox 360 and PS3.

This time around though, the tables have surely changed, with Microsoft’s financial clout insuring that Bethesda prioritizes the Xbox 360 game, with the DLC expansion packs so far for the game landing on the Xbox 360 first, before appearing on PC more than 30 days later – with obviously Dawnguard on PS3 still missing in action.

Whether you are a fan of these tactics from Bethesda is irrelevant at the moment, as Bethesda has made it clear that their focus is only on the Xbox 360 at the moment, with Dragonborn set to make Xbox 360 users very happy indeed as another DLC expansion that has only been mentioned for their platform at launch.

Now it gets even better. The next time you hop onto your game, you’ll see that the Xbox 360 1.8 patch is now ready for installation and the file size is a very small one, at just 25MB. In case you didn’t see the changelog for the PC 1.8 update, you’ll be pleased to hear that one of the main fixes involves a crash when using vampiric grip.

An issue related to Arnleif and Sons Trading Company has also been solved, while there is also general stability and memory improvements that should make your game a lot smoother if you are still experiencing crash problems. Bethesda has detailed the list of changes in a new blog post here.

Unfortunately and unsurprisingly, there is no release information on when the same patch will be landing on the PS3 version of Skyrim. As you can imagine, PS3 users have again taken to Bethesda’s comments section to let their frustrations be heard towards the developer, with Bethesda actually deciding to respond to a few comments on this occasion.

We see that they were asked the direct question whether or not they ‘care’ about the PS3 fan base, to which Bethesda replied they care about all platforms, but adding that updates will take longer on PS3. If you are a disgruntled PS3 user as well, it is well worth checking out some of Bethesda’s explanations in the comment section, including a reply to a user who questioned Bethesda’s business practices.

So there we have it – a new update for Xbox 360 users and nothing as of yet for PS3 users. We’ll let you know when the PS3 1.8 update is ready to go, or if the situation changes on the PS3 Dawnguard release problems.

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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Jesse
Jesse

Stop complaining about Bethesda because they never released the DLC for PS3 in time. If you wanted it so badly then you should’ve gotten an Xbox.

Marie June

well, its ok if bethesda has not released dawngaurd for ps3, (iam still never gonna get a xbox 360 for a single developer priority) but what dissapoints me is that bethesda didnt really cared about its fans, if bethesda dont like ps3,sony etc. etc. i can understand it, i dont need the reasons as well, but bethesda didnt cared for its fans using ps3 NOW THIS IS WHAT I CANT UNDERSTAND, really disappointing..

Illwill671
Illwill671

I used to play my ps3 all the time since it was the first console I bought($599). Then I bought a wii then a 360. From the day I bought the 360 till now My go to system is the 360. I never on my ps3 only to play exclusives. And the online for the 360 is way better than any console. I use to think I would never get used to the 360 controller but realize its more comfortable on my hands ps3 is too small. I still love playstation but not much reason to on the console. I’m… Read more »

Illwill671
Illwill671

It’s harder to develope the patch for the ps3. Not Bethesdas fault. They make good games and ill buy whatever they release. I own all three consoles and since I pay for Xbox live then it make sense that Xbox get the patch first. Maybe MS payed Bethesda to make a patch for their system first. Like zarkzies said we pay for Xbox live gold therefore we get gold treatment. Xbox live you get what you pay for.

Paul
Paul

Dragonborn is coming out in January for PS3 and PC and then the other DLC will be coming out for PS3 later… It just took time to figure out how to get it to work as PS3 had problems handling the engine

Dusty James

Come on Bethesda. Skyrim is awesome but I want a DLC cause my game collecting dust. for this problem we should get a bonus with Dawnguard & the new DLC or half off. IF we can’t get the two then we should get a whole different DLC.

Nick Roth

did u guys ever stop too think that u r getting a better product than pc and 360 users. i do i have a 360 and ther are still alot of glitches that need to be fixked the shado golum ei mission is still glitched in my 360. so i stopped playing it. and who knows maybe they r doing a process of elimination for glitches releasing on pc and 360 getting feed back by users and then making sure that al or most of the fixable glitches r removed.

Idigsonychicks
Idigsonychicks

For all you idiots that do not know. Bethesda put on every skyrim case that there will be dlc coming. so in the united states if you false advertise something it is against the law and you can be sued. So if bethesda do not come out with dlc they can be sued for false advertisement its just the law. if us citizen have to follow the law so do these big time gaming companies. I AM A PROUD PLAYSTATION GAMER SINCE THE BEGINNING OF PS1.

anon
anon

This whole comments section is messed up. It has become about PS3 vs Xbox. both systems have pros and cons. simply put, this should be talking about Bethesda and whether they are doing the right thing or not. If you are pissed with besthesda and Skyrim, then play a different game like Halo 4, Black ops 2, ACIII, or one of the other countless newer games out there instead of spending your time raging at each other.

dude
dude

Well, it sucks to suck… lol

Dušan Dikić

Sellouts!

HowCouldBethesdaBeSoRacist?
HowCouldBethesdaBeSoRacist?

Bethesda’s racism with the Asians angers me >:(

Cameron Lloyd

Before I say anything, for any X-Box users out there, I mean no offense, nor am I suggesting you don’t deserve DLC, because you do. However, it seems to me Bethesda are putting more effort into producing more DLC than fixing the current ones for all systems. Regardless of platform, all Skyrim users deserve equal access to what appears to be some exciting new additions. Yes, I am a PS3 user, and with all the hype put into the DLCs, I was more than a little disappointed when it was revealed nothing was being released for PS3. With the economic… Read more »

Shaun Penny

LOL! So the absolutely ASTOUNDING amount of mod content, that is clearly of a higher quality than Bathesdas own (and in greater volume), doesn’t put the PC in the lead? Okay.

David Cox

All this talk about a lawsuit against Bethesda is great! To my knowledge there was never any promises on how well the game would play, nor was there any advertisments that said this game would be without glitches and errors. Bethesda is known for having glitchy software (although it is still great), and you payed for what you got. There have been many games that have failed to deliver in a game (ET for Atari enough said). None of these games have had a lawsuit against them to my knowledge. The problem here is not that Bethesda doesnt want many… Read more »

Clint Devlin

Has any of the people badmouthing Bethesda actually looked up the details about why said platform is having problems? Ok, I’m getting ahead of myself. First and foremost, I have a PS3, 360, PC, so I’m a neutral in this. But it seems that when something is going for Microsoft and against Sony, PS3 “fanboys” are up in arms, yet, when it is something for them, like the exclusive Assassin’s Creed 3 content, that will NEVER come to 360, they praise it. It is so hypocritical it makes me sick, same thing with 360 “fanboys” complaining about what they miss… Read more »

Snakepliskin
Snakepliskin

I’ve actually gotten rid of my copy..for ps3..I’m not playing or buying it back until this is resolved.

CJ
CJ

So would you all be happier if Bethesda announced they wouldn’t be releasing Dawnguard at all for PS3? I mean that would fix your waiting problem. They’re working on it, if they had released it broken you’d all just be griping about it not working. They’re trying to fix it. 360 owners get screwed on game content alot, so put on your big girl panties and deal with it. If you can’t wait then trade the game in and play something else, problem solved.

Raziel
Raziel

Dont forget, Oblivion came out on the ps3 with only the knights of the nine and shivering isles expansions, none of the extras, not even horse armour.

And also both consoles have come way down in price, if you really want to play specific games, stick $20 aside every payday to buy an xbox 360, you’ll have it in no time.

Jonathan AndDon'tcallmeShirley

I don’t really understand the anger. It’s just impatience. If you can’t wait to get the updates/DLC then switch systems or quit playing. Sound like two terrible options? here’s a better one: wait. It’s not like the content will be any different.

Givingtwo Cents

Bethesda has already made their choice of who can play their glory games. The rest of you can get out and go finger yourselves.

taco lover 9000
taco lover 9000

Wow a lot of people are being over emotional, just be patient ps3 will get it’s turn. It started with PC as the better one for Bethesda, now it’s Xbox 360, and then it will be ps3.

Jack
Jack

Maybe you ppl should buy an xbox they are cheap then you can have the updates lol

Mike Taylor

Bethesda is not the only company dealing with the ps3 infrastructure. There are many new games that are on both platforms but suffer majorly on the ps3. The newest one being BLOPS2. It’s becoming more and more common for the PS3 to suffer more issues from cross platform ports. Quit crying and just deal with it. It sucks yes. I would be pissed too. But after what most of you lack to do (research) I now know that it a problem many devs deal with and how Sony is doing their BEST to try and work with ALL the devs… Read more »

Nathan Palmer

Guys, this is how exclusive content works on every other platform too…
A lot of people are trying to say it’s because Xbox users pay to play it (which makes no sense because buying Xbox Live has nothing to do with how Bethesda develops, really). It’s just that Microsoft pays Bethesda extra for early releases. Some companies do it to keep games or major game content entirely exclusive to one content. This isn’t anything new, it’s really just the nature of the business.

Alex
Alex

Its Innexcusable! I shouldnt have to waste my money on a 360 just for one game? I had 3 xboxs and they all red ring died! So i got a Ps3 and its 3 years strong never broke but now i get screwed on the games!? So choose… own a shitty console with the the extras or own a really great console with none of the extras. (XBOX)

Erik Vasquez
Erik Vasquez

come what may, i wont be supporting m$ anymore ill be using linux and ps4 when it comes out

ki113r
ki113r

Ok really you ps3 owners are really starting to tick me off. With all the extra content you get for fighting games you wine and cry over 1 dlc and a patch…. WTH! Furthermore, I bet none of you are developers and that you do not even know what the process is like, so step off of Bethesda’s shoes. They are working on it. Chill!

Paul
Paul

Ps3 owners chill, Bethesda’s working on it. It’s a problem with the Ps3’s hardware they are having trouble with memory issues (For those who don’t know ES records everything you do, Knock over a plate it’ll be knocked over next time you go in) Stop saying you should get the dlc for free or you won’t buy games from Bethesda it just sounds really lame. My best friend has a PS3 and he understands the problem

=_=
=_=

Seriously? Come on, humans. the PS3 is coded differently from the XBOX360 and the PC. Bethesda has already admitted that’s the problem. They can’t give PS3 users ANYTHING until they fix the Dawnguard coding and make it applicable for the PS3. ALL of the DLC builds off of Dawnguard. BRAINS, PEOPLE. USE THEM.

Ceej
Ceej

Dawnguard sucked, so PS3 owners, you didn’t miss anything.

John
John

Where’s Anonymous when you need them? Oh yeah they hate Sony as well.

Louie Connatser

Got YLOD today…. This is the second time…. Guess I’ll give up on my old 20gb system and get a slim.

Kristoffer Mobæk

i remember a time where dlc didnt exist. instead we got something they used to call expansions pack, if we where so lucky. this so called expansion pack was pc only, and everybody was fine with that. so dear ps3 owners, be happy with the game you have or move forward to the next game in your gaming schedule!

Givingtwo Cents

Still no Skyrim DLC for the PS3? Not even one? Hahahahaha hohohohoho. GTA 5 has a cure for this mainly because Rockstar games has been following our comments and is reading every word of it. Rockstar will deliver, as dependable as always. Thanks Bethesda for opening doors to all the company that will crush you, not because they wanted to, but because they can.

John Garrett

My 360 is broken and I don’t have Skyrim on PS3 because of the lack of DLC, I beat 3 times on 360 and don’t see a reason to buy a game again if there is nothing making want to get it. If I have to wait for the GAME OF THE YEAR Edition for DLC I can wait but they should tell us what is up it. What I don’t understand is I have Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3 on PS3 and they play just fine with DLC so why can’t Skyrim?

beevis
beevis

from reading the comments from ps3 owners who bought skyrim, it sounds like you should pursue a class-action lawsuit to get bethesda to give you your money back.

MartinB105
MartinB105

I own Skyrim on PS3 and I’ve yet to play more than a few hours due to issues. Maybe I’ll play it some time in the future when they’ve finally finished developing it.

I’m never buying another game by Bethesda again.

beevis
beevis

i stopped supporting bethesda before fallout…..they might as well be a 1st party developer for MS. never bought fallout….never bought skyrim and won’t buy any more of their games. with skyrim, every person (who owns a ps3) who bought skyrim deserves what has happened. it’s been common knowledge that bethesda ships games full of bugs and does NOT treat the ps3 users with the same respect that they give to 360 users.

Sadsociety
Sadsociety

Wow… i can’t believe people are still doing a console war, bitching people that doesn’t have the same console as themselves….just wow

Moses Melo

I completely lost respect for Bethesda. Your screwing over 4 million PS3 users who got the game for ps3 and they show no remorse for thier actions. Ill never get one of their games again unless its used

Guest
Guest

I completely lost respect for Bethesda. Your screwing over 4 million PS3 users you got the game for ps3 and they show no remorse for thier actions. Ill never get one of their games again unless its used

dirkradke
dirkradke

When people talk about how Live costs money compared to the free system for the PS3 I wonder if updates for games and the process they have to go through is easier or better managed for the 360 because of it. Such management costs money and they may be part of what goes into a stable online service. NO, I am not saying PS3 free service is unstable, but they have had more spectacular problems from what is essentially a software issue than Live.

Sean
Sean

Im a ps3 use and a bit annoyed about the lack of communication but i’ll still buy bethesda games. Skyrim was a good game and if it takes months for DLCs to come out so be it.

John
John

PlayStation owners are an absolutely pathetic bunch. Big middle finger to all you losers that say this is Bethesda’s fault. Serves you right for falling into the trap of a brand that was great in the 90’s. It’s Sony’s fault in primo for making such a crappy designed console in the first place. That’s why it gets the inferior ports!

stopshortorgolong
stopshortorgolong

All my Ps3 does is play blu-rays whilst the games and crappy little kiddie controllers gather dust. This is what happens when the arrogance of Sony building their own garbage priority engine aka cell gets them. Developers hate it therefore they use the user friendly xbox to lead the way. It’s happened all through this generation so it’s no surprise I buy all xbox games…….oh yeah and a way better controller too I might add.

Ace Man
Ace Man

Not only is Bethesda hurting themselves with this, they are also hurting the sales of ps4. which I’m sure Microsoft knows well, and is overjoyed by. I would be willing to stay a fan if they could do one thing… get dragonborn out the same day that Xbox gets it. that’s all. I don’t even care if they don’t drop prices or give any kind of compensation. but I doubt this will happen.

Nick S.
Nick S.

No big surprise here. Microsoft has always gone the extra mile to make resources available to programmers and developers for their products. It is likely that several of Microsoft salaried technicians were directly responsible for getting the DLC to Xbox 360, but that shouldn’t let Bethesda off the hook for the PS3 debacle. Bethesda will have to own this, along with the potential consequences, whether they like it or not.

Jerry

This is likely still ongoing challenges with the complexity of developing and working on games for the PS3 due to it’s cell processor. Sony has recognized this and they are abandoning that technology for their next console. More powerful or not, being to far out of touch with devs is going to cause problems. On top of that, Microsoft is trying to earn more customers by ensuring what they consider premium service by paying to get first access to content. Not saying Xbox is necessarily better, I think both have great games and capabilities. I think Xbox is better for… Read more »

Robin
Robin

If people followed what was happening then they would know that its the hardware ins’t compatible with the ways the skyrim save system works and when trying to fix a bug of this magnitude it may take months if not a year or two to fix it. PS3 owners face it you are going to be left behind with this as both Bethesda and soney are working to fix the problem so stop moaning and Internet stop posting more on the subject until there is real news.

Lee Rayson
Lee Rayson

PS3 lol face it Devs dont want to work on PS3 because it more complex to develop for

seanthesamurai
seanthesamurai

soooo happy i have an xbox dawnguard was tight and cant wait to go download the 1.8 patch ohhhh and dragonborn soon suck it ps3 lol

HelloBob
HelloBob

If we do get a dlc, it will be something S***y like a dog poop dlc or something and playing it for more than 5 hours will delete all the saves and you will have to start again. I hate betseda a lot!

mike
mike

I have got to the point that i dont care if dawngaurd or any other dlc comes out for ps3 i just want them to fix the game so it works correctly. I have advanced so far in the game that you cant play it cause their is so many glitches that it freezes and runs extremly slow. Its very aggrevating. Bethasada FIX THE MAIN GAME FIRST and then your problems with the dlc will stand out and you can fix them..

Mous Fraoula

Oh really?The main focus is xbox?And you dare say that ps3 dlc is “close”,to hell with you Bethesda i had enough…

Grimwald1990
Grimwald1990

Sad times for sad people

casper13rocks
casper13rocks

looks to me like us ps3 owners should just stop trying to drink from the xbox only fountin and stay out of the xbox only cinima i thoght discrimination of all kinds was ment to be against the law i must of been mistaken

Xbox4Life
Xbox4Life

Skyrim should have been exclusive to Xbox and PC then there would be none of this nonsense about angry PS3 users who are still waiting for DLC. You all should have bought an Xbox and then there would be none of this bull****

Fish
Fish

Oh sorry for owning a ps3, I guess I’m a piece of crap who deserves every bit of this. Okay Xbox owners, thanks for showing me that many of you are asses. It would be unfair to say all are asses, but seemingly many are

DANNY PECK
DANNY PECK

Proof that microsoft cares about its people. I have to ask, does sony? Of course not. If my £40 a year stops you psFAGGOTS getting dlc/updates, money well spent IMO

DF
DF

If they say they care about users on all platforms, then that’s total bull. Time and time again they have let down fans on the ps3 and it is fairly simple to at least partially remedy the issue; just give weekly updates at least, even if the status is the same, show people that you are still working on it and still care a little. Yet they still will not do even that. They are starting to look extremely pathetic the more time passes

extermin8or2
extermin8or2

Not being funny but surely theres a case legally to get your money back for the game either game either from them or from the retailer you bought it from no matter when it was purchased, after all the ps3 version didn’t function properly on release and is not getting the support that at it’s launch and therefore any release day buyers were advertised in terms of update and dlc. The same price was paid as the xbox version we were told both were identical yet only 1 gets the updates for months at a time and the ps3 is… Read more »

The One
The One

If they were trying to get the dlc to PS 3 users, don’t ya think they would have actually given its a progress report by now instead of just random garbage about how they care about us? We should start a betting pool on when its going to come out. 100 to 1 says December. 1.5 to 1says never. Seriously even if it comes out we will have spent all our money on internet collection to find out if its going to come out. And to all xbox fanboys, f*** all if you, both systems are equally good, now stop… Read more »

op
op

No it may never come. They are probably going to continue to release dlc for xbox, pc then when the cycle is complete turn around and say that they have stoped all support for skyrim and are now working on their follow-up title.

Givingtwo Cents

Xbox idiots be patting their backs for purchasing Bethesda’s console. I want to let Bethesda know that they will never have to program any more of their games for the PS3. If people wanted to play any Bethesda games, they could purchase a brand new cheap xbox and pay $8 a month rent thinking they owned it. Only ghetto people with ignorance running their lives would think Xbox is not ripping them off.

Michael Clanton

This article is full of assumptions, im sure they paid for dlc exclusive time table..but sony does the same thing. Xbox 360 development is closer to that of normal pc development compared to the ps3, its not the only game that is smoother on the 360..plus the 360 version sells more, so who would you prioritize ?

Treyarch
Treyarch

Great choice of title!…let ps3 tools playing with their exclusives alone. Bethesda no need to cater a monopolistic community, give them lessons that exclusivity does more harm to the industry more than anything. Viva la Bethesda and other 3rd parties!

suckitbethesda
suckitbethesda

it will eventually come out for the ps3 but it will be like game of the year or some bullcrap that you have to sink another 65$ into f#$k you bethesda

Gb
Gb

If they truly value there fan base they will give dedicated ps3 users all free content when they finnally finish it to make up for all this wait..if not that atleast give a discount and perhaps a free ps3 exclusive download..that is if they truly value there entire fan base

Julian Detlor

I cant believe there are still PS3 players who care about what Bethesda does. I said i was done with them and I meant it, as far as I’m concerned they no longer make games for the PS3.

mk12k8
mk12k8

Don’t bother letting us know when the ps3 1.8 update is out I don’t think many people care any more fair enough not being able to let the playstation community know they were having problems during the 30 day exclusive of dawnguard because of “exclusive” part but they could have at the very least come out the day that “exclusive” expired and told us they had 30 DAYS to figure out they would have problems with it and prepare at the very least a statement I personally have run out of hope for any expansion of skyrim

ViseVerseWorld
ViseVerseWorld

I see why there making sure xbox is taken care of. Theres always a way around to get skyrim and its DLC free for the PC which makes the company lose money obviously while supplying a good income from the xbox consoles since the game works on xbox so well. Its their money maker. To attend ps3 users would take too much time and opportunity away from bethesda and microsoft. So they are left with the only beneficial option to them which is secure the position which makes them more money. Xbox. When they suck the pockets of the console… Read more »

guy123
guy123

if they care so much, why wont they give us an estimated time for when dawnguard is coming (if at all)?

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I’man Xbox Player, and i gotta say this is just sad… WTH Bethesda PS3 is left with out updates? You’re not just hurting them you’re hurting all you’re other games on PS3…

Matthew Freitas

it seems to be when beathdesa says they need time it means FREAKING MONTHS

Hiltz
Hiltz

Disappointing Bethesda. Very disappointing.

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