We knew that the PlayStation 3 had Skyrim DLC on the way but now we know that this content had in fact been Skyrim Dragonborn, and not Dawnguard for PS3 as some people had hoped. The confirmation arrived today on the official Bethesda blog without a release date, although we did see that Skyrim Dragonborn would launch on PS3 early in 2013. It makes sense that the Xbox 360 would have the DLC for at least 30 days, and then the PC and PS3 are likely to receive Dragonborn at some point in January.
This announcement came during a reminder that Xbox 360 users are under 24 hours away from being able to download Skyrim Dragonborn, the 3rd DLC, and the hype around this content is pretty intense considering Bethesda claim it is their most “ambitious” DLC to date. The good news is that the developers were finally ready to confirm the PS3 would receive its first Skyrim DLC, so certain problems have been solved although to what extent is yet to be seen.
Some gamers are still upset over the lack of Skyrim Dawnguard on PS3 — while we’re happy to see progress with the Sony console after investing more than 400 hours into the PS3 version of Skyrim, it is fair to say that not all gamers feel the same optimism. One of our readers explained how they purchased the “collectors edition for PS3 at launch“, and they cannot understand why Bethesda treats “PS3 users so badly“. This isn’t the feelings of all PS3 users, but we can confirm a large number of them feel this way and expect some sort of discount with the first Skyrim DLC for PS3. If Dragonborn is the first downloadable content for the PS3 and Dawnguard doesn’t come thanks to certain problems, then it is very unlikely that these users will see any kind of discount considering Xbox 360 and PC gamers will have to pay full price.
Bottom-line: we still might see Skyrim Dawnguard release on the PS3 yet, but considering nothing had been mentioned in this latest update it’s very doubtful. In our opinion Skyrim Dragonborn is a step in the right direction for PS3 users, although Bethesda should consider a small discount as a gesture for PS3 gamers.
Will you download the Skyrim Dragonborn DLC on the PS3 next year? You can also read about an intel leak for the upcoming DLC in this article. The release time for Skyrim Dragonborn on the Xbox 360 is currently unknown, although feel free to have a guess in the comments.