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Skyrim DLC 3 debuting with PS3 Dawnguard, Hearthfire?

We finally have some positive news for those of you with the PS3 version of Skyrim, who are patiently awaiting any news regarding the missing PS3 Dawnguard and Hearthfire DLC release dates. A third expansion by the name of Dragonborn has been unearthed, along with the evidence that Bethesda may have finally solved their internal DLC woes on the system.

For those that are not aware yet, we can tell you that Dragonborn is definitely going to be the title of the next DLC expansion for Skyrim. The name had already shown up in file trademarks like Hearthfire and Dawnguard before it, and now further evidence has been spotted in the latest system update for PC owners.

The most interesting aspect of the discovery though, is that there is a line of code in the Skyrim 1.8 update beta that reads ‘$DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT_PS3 DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT’. Has Bethesda finally managed to fix all of the apparent ‘hardware’ problems that they were having on the PS3 in getting Dawnguard on to the system, which then caused a further delay on Hearthfire?

For those wondering, it is not uncommon for other platform related files to be found on internal PC code for the game. It could be interesting though to note that there doesn’t appear to be any specific code on the Xbox 360 in relation to Dragonborn, leading to some farfetched speculation that Dragonborn could end up as exclusive DLC to the PS3 version of the game as a way of apology for the Dawnguard crisis.

That’s not going to happen in our books though, as you can bet that Xbox 360 and PC users will want a dragon-mounting DLC expansion pack of their own to play. Aside from being able to mount new dragons in the content, we’re also hearing that Dragonborn will give players the option of revisiting areas from Morrowind and craft new armor such as Bonemold and Nordic wares.

Bethesda hasn’t made anything official, but don’t forget this is exactly the same pattern in which Hearthfire was uncovered. Bethesda has obviously put that line of PS3 code in there for a reason though – what could it be, or even better – what do you want it to mean?

After all of the well documented struggles, do you think that Bethesda has finally found a way to get Dawnguard running on the PS3? We’ll keep you updated with further information on Dragonborn as we get it.

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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john
john

To all of you PS3 fanboys: you suck.

Bethesda hasn’t released Skyrim DLC’s on your crap system because it’s a chore to make games on the PS3. The system is overly complicated.

AverageNinja
AverageNinja

I really hope hearthfire still will come out on PS3. Don’t really need dawnguard 😛

smoke weed e'ery day
smoke weed e'ery day

Doesn’t matter when it comes out really, ill just be waiting for the GOTY edition 🙂

Chris
Chris

was that ps3 line of code there before the 1.8 beta update? Or did it just appear with the most recent update? Because it may be just a placeholder so devs know where to put code related to ps3 dlc once its all figured out (if ever)

Danny
Danny

They better give the dlc a discount for the huge delay on all the dlc’s. That or free it doesn’t seem right to give it to us at full price after what happened.

Heyitsme
Heyitsme

I can’t wait! I will buy all DLCs and the future Bethesda SKyrim-like games. Hope it is in the Wood Elf forests of Tamriel.

TheGamesforreal
TheGamesforreal

i think what bethesda has been doing so far is unfair, to say the least, but to sh*t on ps3 and pc users just because bethesda f*cked up is just wrong. exclusivity is unnecessary. I mean we all know how it felt to be left out, would we really want to hurt the others as well? if you do, then you’re no better than any of the pc/x-box fanboys who said ps3 sucks and we should get a different console! be a little mature! now, for a solution, the best thing bethesda could do is firstly fix the DG &… Read more »

simon perry
simon perry

maybe they should get the Dragonborn DLC entirely EXCLUSIVE to PS3 owners for free and bundle it with Dawnguard and Hearthfire and some additional content that should remain a PS3 exclusive permanently

Reznov Overkill
Reznov Overkill

I’m looking forward to DLC for PS3. I have been licking my toes in wait for these expansions and to hear they are most likely coming soon the Playstation platform makes my nipples tingle.

Reznov Overkill
Reznov Overkill

Looking forward to Ps3 DLC. I’ve spent the last few months licking my toes in waiting for DG and HF. To hear they might be coming soon to PS3 is making my titties tingle with delight.

Connor Beggs
Connor Beggs

What was the point in creating dawnguard just for Xbox and pc why did you realise them if you hadnot perfected on ps3 it’s just is not fair. And I cant believe you can’t fix these problems it’s shocking you are meant to be a group of proffecinal game designers and you can’t even code a game on ps3 and if Skyrim had already had problems for ps3 you should not even realised Skyrim atal on ps3 I mean we pay for a game and major glitches occur you have pretty much robbed evryone who has Skyrim for ps3 I… Read more »

Just saying
Just saying

@dan your sounding more like a fan boy than the people your calling fan boys (just saying) As an owner of a gaming pc and a PS3 (only own red dead as it wasnt for gaming, it was cheaper than a bluray player) My faith in bethesda has totaly died, not due to PS3 DLC problems but their total lack of consumer care. They only cared about the 11.11.11 not a finished game, if they waited untill now it still wouldnt of been finished to a good standerd. Bethesda need to look at companys like rockstar who still havent set… Read more »

Chewbalka
Chewbalka

Quick everyone start speculating!!! Lol

Kai
Kai

Finally, Some positive news on the DLC coming out on PS3, i have been waiting to get it since it first came out for XBox and PC. Hope it comes out soon.

Jacob
Jacob

I doubt that it would be ps3 exclusive. People forget that Bethesda’s a business, they’re no.1 aim is to bring in money. They will only properly try to fix ps3 dlcs if they believe it will bring them profit and there’s no way they’d just slice off half the potential sales by cutting off the content from xbox – especially when sooo many idiotic ps3 users are swearing to never buy Bethesda products again. Personally, i have a ps3 because i find it better for single player games that i prefer [I AM NOT A FANBOY] but it would be… Read more »

Jonathan Barnes

Guys, the writing is on the wall. Think about it for a second. Pete Hines spent a solid month on Twitter responding to complaint after complaint from PS3 users, but has gone strangely silent over the past two weeks. In fact, he hasn’t posted a single tweet about the Skyrim DLC PS3 issue since October 5th! This is great news, as he can no longer tell us the status has not changed yet….it HAS! But he likely can’t make any statement until the official announcement is made by Bethesda. Look at what’s going on and it’s pretty clear to see…PS3… Read more »

John Chang

Why doesn’t everyone protest against Microsoft exclusive deals and then the government may ban exclusive deals for Microsoft.

greenylean
greenylean

so do ps3 users get dawngaurd for free or whats the deal here

bbarger424@yahoo.com
bbarger424@yahoo.com

Happy to see this, thanks Beth for leaking this and letting us know its coming. I agree we dont need a wxclusive DLC; just brought up to date with the other system. A dicount would be nice, but if this is true it shows that you heard us. Might think about buying Dishonored now:)

Rime
Rime

I don’t think we need to see any of these “exclusives” or anymore timed exclusives. Bethesda just simply needs to learn to make things right the first time or well in case of games as huge as this “stable” the first time. They also need to stop porting games and simply make them properly for the system their going to be played on. I understand that it might not be easy or even feasible to do what i said but it is the only way to truly assure this doesn’t happen again. If it did not work with Fallout 3… Read more »

Azhan
Azhan

To be honest Bethesda need to be very careful if they release dawnguard or hearth fire on the PS3. If they release it and there’s any kind of bug or glitch in them they will likely get crucified on the online discussions. There’s no way you can catch every issue with a piece of software but in this case they will be closely scrutinised by the PS3 community if the comments about the delay is anything o go by. I’d still recommend ditching the game and move on. Lots of other great games out there.

Chemicalfear
Chemicalfear

Are you serious Bethesda most likely will not give this next dlc to ps3 exclusively, because like most businesses they’re going to find a way to make as much money as they can and for them that would be releasing this on both consoles and steam. Now like most of you ps3 users I too was irate at the untimely delay of DG and HF but, I’ve moved on like most of you should as well, find something else to do in the mean time (Borderlands 2, Dishonored, ect.), and with a little luck and unfortunately more patience it will… Read more »

Shayne
Shayne

Either way, it’s being coded for the PS3 first. That means if the PS3 doesn’t get it, no one will. They should also give some exclusivity to PS3, like 5 months, but in literal form, maybe 30 days.

lucas11
lucas11

At this point I’d like to just get the game fixed for The PS3. I have enjoyed it mostly but their are a few broken quests that i’d like to see fixed. For those people wanting this ‘Dragonborn’ DLC to be exclusive to the PS3 keep dreaming. I own a PS3 and as long I have it for PS3 I don’t mind the Microsoft console to get it. I would like to see these DLCs to come to the PS3. Mostly though all I ask from Bethesda is that they fix the bugs and broken quests.

Daniel Smith

They’ve been on Facebook all this time haven’t they? One line of code pffft boycott boycott boycott rage!!! Seriously though it’s nice to find a new story about these DLC shenanigans. Well done THAT GUY.

gaara1193
gaara1193

xbox fanboys stop trying to always compete with ps3, who cares what your system does and what you say about us being pissed about our lack of DLC, unless you’ve been in our position shut up and let us be happy about this 1 positive thing

James TheIngnorante Emmans

Yeah! TAKE THAT SOCIETY OF XBOX!

Ell
Ell

I think an exclusive DLC would be a good way to apologise to ps3 owners

Bob
Bob

Maybe this is the cynic in me talking but I feel like Bethesda may have decided to scrap trying to fix it and release the broken version for some money, exactly like they did with Skyrim for the PS3.

Azham
Azham

The DLC still isn’t out on PS3? I’m glad I gave up on Skyrim after they announced there were issues getting the dlc working on PS3. Move on people there are other games to play. If Bethesda don’t respect the PS3 user base then they don’t deserve our custom. Leave Skyrim behind and you’ll be much happier.

julio
julio

Idk about yall but robert makes the most sense,see he’s like me idc what console i use It doesnt matter who’s horse is bigger i play for the joy of playing a video game. Though i am jelous that ps3 gets the last of us looks like a wicked game. Pc is better for skyrim b/c of the mods

qwerty
qwerty

It’s nice to get some good news for once, i hope this turns out to be true. PS3 users are sick of being left out by Bethesda all the time.

Berezar the Breton
Berezar the Breton

The unconfirmed report of a 3rd Skyrim DLC with PS3 compatibility is speculative but believable. It seems logical that Bethesda would want to maximize revenues and appease PS3 users by providing this content in addition to DG and HF. An exclusive PS3 patch may be necessary to resolve the DLC issues unique to the console’s proprietary GPU. It is essential that the next DLC needs to be available for gamers on all systems concurrently. Too much is at stake for Sony, Microsoft and Bethesda to allow any more consumers who purchased Skyrim to feel alienated and excluded with regards to… Read more »

skippertan
skippertan

Just in time for a goty edition.

Dan
Dan

“What I suggest is that everyone get’s on PC”. Mr Admir Karalic, you post something like this on an article specifically about information regarding the PS3 release date of DLC for Skyrim, after which you tell everyone to forget their console and get a PC, and THEN you have the gumption to feel annoyed because someone has responded with a heated (not rude, mind you) comment? If I wanted a PC, I’d’ve bought a PC. Your typical fanboy advice to up sticks and get another games machine is not only rude in itself, it’s f***ing annoying. I spent £250 on… Read more »

Geomcevan
Geomcevan

C’mon now you guys, yeah it’d be cool for ps3 owners to get an exclusive dlc, but assuming we’ll eventually get Dawnguard and Hearthfire, Xbox and PC owners should get Dragonborn as well……… But maybe first they should have put up with 5 months of ps3 exclusivity 😛

skyrim ALL DAYYYY!!!
skyrim ALL DAYYYY!!!

as a ps3 owner its nice to finally get some positive news

Shadow Thief
Shadow Thief

Speculation is a possibility weather the correct resources are found are vital for any upcoming news. Also travelling to morrowind would be a new excitiing and challenging addition to skyrim expanding variations of new locations

PS3_Exclusive
PS3_Exclusive

Release it on just the PS3 for a month than for the Xbox and PC

antman1234101
antman1234101

It should be exclusive to ps3 only if we dont get dawnguard and hearthfire but if we get them then it shouldnt be exclusive. Also i hope they arent expecting us to pay for these when they come out.

matthew
matthew

all consoles or reputation will be lost i know this will happen

DoTheCreep
DoTheCreep

I will believe it when I see it. After the stunts that Bethesda has pulled, I have very little faith in them of releasing the DLC at all. This has left a bad after-taste in any PS3 or gamers mouth on how a company such as Bethesda can treat their consumer. Because of their little stint, I have refused to buy Dishonored or anything Bethesda related.

Justin Atkinson

I don’t think it means anything that I didn’t already assume – they’re working on it and making progress. I’ll be playing the DLC soon enough.

Nice to hear about this new one, though.

deeadpoolfan
deeadpoolfan

hell yeah first, and this better be ps3 exclusive, fuq those mofo x box lovers, dragon mounting like a boss!!!!!!!!!!!

casper13rocks
casper13rocks

untill i see a solid release date for ps3 it’s nothing more then speculation all i can say is bathesda had better get there act together and get dawnguard and hearthfire released as for a 3rd dlc we better get it at same time as xbox as there exculsion deal was only for first 2 dlc or it’s just bathesda up to there old tricks of shitting on ps3 owners

gaara1193
gaara1193

I pray this is exclusive for us!!! and that they fixed the dawnguard and hearthfire dlc’s too!!!!!

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