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Skyrim Dawnguard: Counting days until PS3 DLC

Last month on June 26 we heard about Skyrim Dawnguard launching on Xbox 360, which some gamers totally forgot the Skyrim DLC had been promised to Microsoft as a timed exclusive. We had been reviewing Skyrim on the PS3, although considering this extra weight with no confirmed release date for the PS3 version of Dawnguard; we started fresh with the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim. This allowed us to bring hands-on reviews of Dawnguard, although this meant we missed out on what had been achieved with more than 500 hours on the PS3 version.

You can follow our detailed review of Dawnguard via this page, which also includes other news surrounding Skyrim and future DLC. Today we wanted to look at Dawnguard for the PS3 and our expectations for a release date, which is likely to be a silent release after a quick post on the official Bethesda blog.

It had been known for a while that the Xbox 360 had a timed exclusive, although Bethesda didn’t highlight this much over the months, so considering this is a 30-day exclusive you can guess there will be silence leading up to the PlayStation 3 and PC release. Sony PS3 players should expect Skyrim patch 1.6 to land very soon, this is needed before you can download Dawnguard, and considering gamer frustration we should see PC and PS3 players getting hands-on with Dawnguard exactly 30 days after the Xbox 360 received the downloadable content. If this is not the case then expect some gamers to boycott Bethesda thanks to the reasons behind a timed exclusive, and an increased delay.

If Bethesda sticks to 30 days we’re looking at July 26 for the PS3/PC release date, which is just 8 days away at the time of writing. We have included a Dawnguard countdown timer below this article and this is set at Pacific Daylight Time. It’s worth noting this is counting down to the day and not the release time, although we will update you nearer the time when the DLC goes live.

Do you expect Bethesda to stick to the 30-day Skyrim DLC agreement, or drag the wait on longer for PC and PS3 owners?

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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keith mitchell
keith mitchell

My first ps3 broke within a month…just sayin’. as bad luck would have it, i sent it in for repairs and then psn went down due to hacking while my system was out. as worse luck would have it, my account got hacked and my info changed so when i got a refurb, i could no longer use my old account including the games i downloaded. this story has no real point, only to point out that neither system/company is perfect. oh, and i want to laugh at all the ragers. you guys really need some perspective.

sammydessie
sammydessie

Bethesda Softworks has just announced the expected release schedule for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s infamous patch 1.7 on consoles. North America, you’re sitting pretty, but Europe… From a tweet by Bethesda: “1.7 title update for Skyrim expected to release this Thurs. on 360 (worldwide) and PS3 (N. America). PS3 (Europe) release next week.” So it’s not as bad as all that, but it’s at least a little peculiar that PlayStation 3 owners are being made to wait a while longer not only than their North American counterparts, but their Xbox 360 friends, too. Also note the use of the… Read more »

One Pissed off Mofo !!
One Pissed off Mofo !!

I made a guy when i heard dawnguard was out for the xbox specifically to be a vampire lord … Hes level 81 now and has done almost everything -_-

Alexlovesvideogames
Alexlovesvideogames

Did any body get 1.7 update yet

Thalar
Thalar

its already out on steam. but not on ps3 store. maybe they put it out today 😀 I hope so 😀

Alexlovesvideogames
Alexlovesvideogames

I wish I knew when the patch 1.7 is coming out for ps3 I have waited so long and I hope dawnguard comes out before school

Twidler
Twidler

-twiddled thumbs for new PSN store update-

Dawnguard
Dawnguard

I hear that 1.7 is coming out tips week are these rumors true? And some say august 10th PLEASE hjelp a lost ps3 user

FINALLy
FINALLy

I just got some info saying DawnGuard might not come out to ps3 WTF I HAVE A XBOX BUT THE SKYRIM FOR IT PLEASE COME OUT I DON’T WANNA PLAY ON MY SHITTY XBOX

Irealxx2x
Irealxx2x

Hay pepole if the P-O-S !!!!
X-box 4life is right
Thean DAWNGUARD will come out in the 10th of august !!!!!

JustNick
JustNick

they say they are gonna release dawnguard in august!!!!!!!!!! mother fuckers!!

One Pissed off Mofo !!
One Pissed off Mofo !!

If im not a vampire lord soon im gonna lose it !

Irealxx2x
Irealxx2x

There is a simple explanation for the ranks in this world !!!!:
3.xbox 360=shiv !
2.pc=iron dagger !!
1.PS3=Mehrunes’ Razor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alexlovesvideogames
Alexlovesvideogames

What would the price be 20.00

Alexlovesvideogames
Alexlovesvideogames

Why is everybody saying Monday I hope you guys are right Ive been waiting forever Im even preparing my character

Alexlovesvideogames
Alexlovesvideogames

I hope it comes out in the first week of august

HUFFULUMPAGUS
HUFFULUMPAGUS

theres a reason in the alphabet, P comes before X. cause pc and ps3 outrank xbox in everything but sales, why, u may ask, because microsof is full of sh*t and the name xbox just sounds cooler. thats it.

Lucas Malott
Lucas Malott

i saw on the elder scrolls official site and there is no sign of a dawnguard release date

Bethesda-is-corrupt
Bethesda-is-corrupt

Screw you Bethesda you corrupt, corporate butt monkeys ! A boycott is in order! Bug ridden crap hole games anyway…

Norwegiano
Norwegiano

This is starting to piss me off, Resident Evil on XBOX got Nemesis DLC and now Bethesda has forgotten that the PS3 players has been waiting 31 days on Dawnguard. I would like to beat everyone in microsoft with a baseball bat!

Jona Devos

why is ps3 for almost every game the last one to get the DLC it isnt faire anymore

FINALLy
FINALLy

Ok everyone Ps3 strore is down THATS MEANS IT DOWNLOAD DAWNGUARD!!!!!!!!!!!

Guest
Guest

well this sucks.

Mr angry guy
Mr angry guy

Looks like Xbox will get a lot more exclusivity than Microsoft paid for.

COME ON ALREADY
COME ON ALREADY

30 days are up so really xbox has an exclusive trial for more than they paid for, this is bs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bom Kitinan

Who c bill gate plz stab him for me would you , i ‘ll give you twenty buck for my dawnguard as a contract payment instead of buying the game .  

Dawnguardwhere Are you
Dawnguardwhere Are you

Ooops i mean i dont Hope it will ve released monday:-(

Look
Look

I Was hoping i would find Dawnguard at the ps3. Official store! Do you think it Williams Home *sigh* monday? Hope not :-/

I hate Bethesda
I hate Bethesda

Ugh I hope we don’t have to wait til Monday! I’ll be out of town!

mr.IMSOANGRYGIVEMEDAWNGUARD
mr.IMSOANGRYGIVEMEDAWNGUARD

its the 26 …I WANT DAWNGUARD NOW!!!!!!!

P D Jame
P D Jame

Why cant they just put the patch in dawnguard cause were going to be downloading both.

Ancypants McGee
Ancypants McGee

30 days are up. I’m gettin’ ancy.

Mr.Unhappy_rightnow>:(
Mr.Unhappy_rightnow>:(

They didnt keep to there deal .

allyanho
allyanho

The way people are responding to the possible ps3/pc release date bethesda will have to release it soon because other wise they’ll lose alot of fans

Mr.Unhappy_rightnow>:(
Mr.Unhappy_rightnow>:(

Seriously Bethesda no more keeping us waiting we want dawngaurd now.

Mbroo85
Mbroo85

I’m becoming extremely bored and wish they would atleast tell us the release date themselves

Captainjoe18
Captainjoe18

i want to be a Vampire lord!

Redog1995
Redog1995

This timer wont mean much if ps3 has to wait two weeks or so for update 1.7.  We should just get update 1.6 like xbox so we can play now.  I don’t even need 1.7 if money is the issue

Walkerdom98
Walkerdom98

They’ve postponed it so we get 2 updates with it. In reality c
X box got an unfinished version

cthulhuofrlyeh
cthulhuofrlyeh

Something interesting I’ve noticed. I’ve seen people commenting on x-box’s “superior” sales figures compared to pc/ps3. I’ve also noticed comment’s by people stating they are on to their 2nd/3rd x-box and others who know people on to their 5th, as well as comments about people still playing original launch ps3s. Looking at this objectively, one can’t help but conclude the x-box, in this console generation, IS a flawed system (for reliability at least) and doesn’t necessarily live in more homes than pc or ps3. I’ve also seen comments about x-box’s retailing $400 a pop. With so many people buying replacement… Read more »

InDIGnation
InDIGnation

Why are you all getting so worked up over the DLC anyway? You all talk about it as if you’ve got nothing else to live for but Skyrim DLC.

Billy
Billy

to all those people that are saying that you will not buy dawnguard, i believe you wont BUY it, but i reckon that you WILL pirate it, because  you still want it, and lets face it one way or another you will end up getting it

Lookatapigomgitsapig
Lookatapigomgitsapig

can people stop complaining, yes it is annoying, i played 300 hours on ps3 and 20 on pc. xbox pays for this and personally i would prefer to wait a month than have to pay everymonth AND pay for dawnguard

Moo52
Moo52

honestly ppl will sill buy the stupid xbox and defend it even though it sucks balls and there comeback will be you dont play xbox cause your poor and cant afford ir

Animefan222342
Animefan222342

I have been wating for this dlc they made a huge deal out of it my friends all have xbox so they played it and it took them 6 hours to beat the entire dlc so 20 bucks for 6 hours of game play ?

Dirtydarts45
Dirtydarts45

I hope that they stick to the thirty day thing because if they don’t i will lose my excitement for the dlc.

Guest01
Guest01

I for one am growing tired of being screwed over by timed-exclusive dlc.
We should show Bethesda (and all the other companies) that we aren’t
going to put up with this. If we all wait and don’t buy it when it comes
out for ps3/pc then they will have to drop the price on it early. Maybe
then they will see that their deal with Microsoft really isn’t worth it because they will be losing money from ps3/pc users.

Lampshade
Lampshade

I dont see any reason for them to postpone the release of the DLC, they can release patches in the future. At least make it playable the ps3. People are playing it on xbox right now, I see NO reason for them to go over the 30days.Also will all the skyrim DLCs be 30day exclusive? Bethesda is not making friends with sony, but who needs friends when you get paid to spit on the little guy.

Guest
Guest

Fighting on the internet is like joining the Special Olympics, even if you win you’re still retarded. 

anonymous ninja
anonymous ninja

Xbox 360 used to suck and ps3 used to be really good, now it’s the other way around. Next generation, I’m switching to Xbox because Sony just fails now.

LOLthisIsFUNtoREADxD
LOLthisIsFUNtoREADxD

I like ps3 :3

123
123

Dammit I’m so tiered of the X-Box 360 craping all over the PS3 well at least the PS3 dosn’t freaking break after four months my first X-Box 360 I had for almost 5 months then it got the red ring of death I sent to Microsoft to fix it then and after that they send it back for a bill of 80$ I paid it and week later the red ring of death pops up agian I sent back and then they tell me they can’t fix the a red ring of death…….. WTF!!!! I paid 80$ dollars for nothing. My second X-box 360… Read more »

Zerocharade02
Zerocharade02

To be honest i dont really care if Dawnguard comes out for x-box first i can wait for it besides i have a ton of other games to play while waiting and tons of stuff on skyrim i can still do. I mean really i dont see why people complain about that the dlc came out for x-box first. Im sure you got something else you can do while waiting other than whine like a bunch of kids. 

Blackheart
Blackheart

Yeah, definitely done with bethesda if they cant get this straight for ps3 and PC… Dawnguard looks cool, but not that cool.

Grantward03
Grantward03

Bought Ghost Recon Future Soldier to play until Dawnguard for PS3 comes out 😀

hubbajube
hubbajube

It can’t come out on PS3 on a thursday, the PSN store gets updated every tuesday, so that’s ether the release of it for PC and/or when they start handing over the info to Sony. We might even get on the 24th, or still have to till the 31st to get the DLC, but Bethesda has screwed over PS and PC fans before (well at least PS fans with the FO3 DLCs, but granted they made up for it after the backlash) , and we had to wait 2 months for Deadmoney before we got it, so I’m sure were… Read more »

Liftandlive
Liftandlive

PC is better, it’s a fact. Mods, better visuals and better gameplay as you have the choice of keyboard and mouse OR game pads. Nobody can disagree and it isn’t expensive to get one. 480 quid for my PC and I can run anything I throw at it on ultra settings. PC’s are brilliant.

Daniel Moir

meh, i could kinda understand if bethesda wanted to give consoles timed exclusivity (because PC users get a better game…) but xbox only exclusivity sucks, and is a jerk move on bethesda/microsofts part.

(im a PC -not PS3- player)

Braeden The Blood Wolf
Braeden The Blood Wolf

I.bought fallout 3 gotye just to hold me over until dawnguard

Eclipsezr
Eclipsezr

i guess i can wait on the pc besides there is awesome mods for it….but y the ps3 common

Superstarretard
Superstarretard

All XBox has is DLC. They have to pay the big bucks for early releases because they can’t sell their systems with their crappy lineup of exclusive titles. They have to buy loyalty, not earn it.

Psnaccount2
Psnaccount2

disregard skyrim, acquire women 

Recon
Recon

Sorry, but more people have an Xbox 360 than PC. Look at the sales figures.

There is a really stupid trend on the internet at the moment for rampant PC fanboyism, and it’s like a self fulfilling myth cycle. i.e. fanboys putting out wrong information that other people then read and then repeat aforementioned wrong information.
Most people who play games dont even log onto internet forums or comment pages, let alone know of their existence.
Just because a very vocal minority keeps going on about how great the PC platform is/will one day be for gaming, doesnt make it true.

Thesoundofsummerx
Thesoundofsummerx

Dear Microsoft, with all this timed DLC you pay for, you make current PS3 owners hate you, good luck when the next gen systems come out… I know I wont be switching over… but I do know a lot of 360 owners who will be switching to PS4 due to paying for online & red rings. YOU SUCK Microsoft!!!

Winter Chills

Lol, would it kill the guy to change ‘July’ to ‘June’?

Failure to Launch
Failure to Launch

i didnt know that last month was July, i could have sworn it was june lol

drakenoshway
drakenoshway

xbox 360 way outsells the ps3 in the US. and seeing as they will have a new system out before sony you can be damn sure they will continue to have these companies in pocket and catering to them. its called business.

drakenoshway
drakenoshway

xbox 360 way outsells the ps3 in the US. and seeing as they will have a new system out before sony you can be damn sure they will continue to have these companies in pocket and catering to them. its called business.

dragonslayer
dragonslayer

dawn guard is going to be bad a… i have had no glitches on my game im dragonslayer now looking for the masks hard cant wait for the expansion

Dovahlizard
Dovahlizard

I hope dawnguard comes out before school……

Grapeape4real
Grapeape4real

At this point, I don’t care about Dawnguard!!! I want the F-ing patch so I can continue just playing the game due to the many glitches!!!

Arian_orta
Arian_orta

popped the cherry! =)

ILiveInSkyrim
ILiveInSkyrim

I hope it arrives in 8 days, so want to play Dawnguard.

DLTA Hawk Eye
DLTA Hawk Eye

If they drag it out I will never buy another bethesda game again

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