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Skyrim Dragonborn definite for PS3, Dawnguard doubtful

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.

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.

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Jacob
Jacob

Tbh I’m on ps3 i dont give a f*** about dawnguards dtoryline i just want the new stuff in it (weapons , armour, vampire lords) they need to start working on the original problem instead of making year another dlc which will only get to Microsoft users

me
me

After a patch that meant your console froze if you went in the water, why would you want to pay for anything to download from them. It will be buggy as hell and then they will release 6 patches over the next year that don’t fix the problem or make the game unplayable. Maybe 3 or 4 months ago I would have bought it but now GTA V is coming out. Id rather give my money to a really good developer who make quality games that work. RANT OVER!

Tristan
Tristan

As a ps3 user, it is certainly frustrating having not received any DLC for the ps3 as of yet, but saying that, Skyrim is still the best game that I have played so I will be definetely download any DLC that adds to the gameplay. However, I am not so sure about Hearthfire.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh how i sometimes hate XBOXES theyre SO gay and goody goody the bethesda
i wish ps3 could get itd own exclusive dlc

Liam Gaughan

look i cant figure out why they cant just fix the problem, Fallout 3 was a massive game (not as big as skyrim) but surly it must have flagged problems there, with dawngaurd and hearthfire already on the xbox and pc its like getting kicked in the face with no apology im sure those at microsoft would have a few things to say if this problem occurred with them. looking forward dragonborn DLC but hate the idea that others have completed these DLC’s on other consoles and wikis all updated 🙁

trollarch
trollarch

I know why there releasing dragonborn first. its because they want to charge at least one dlc for full price. Bethesda, im not THAT stupid

Ricardo Galundo
Ricardo Galundo

Ill buy Dragonborn for full price, but if they do release Dawnguard and charge full price. Then they can just take the game back because im not going to pay full price for dlc thats more than half a year late.

levi
levi

well im getting an xbox for christmas so screw this skyrim ps3 crap. hopefully the dishonered dlcs dont end up the same way though, because i got that for ps3…….

Russell Johnson
Russell Johnson

should have expected this did the same with oblivion released three for pc and x box, one for PS3. fool me once shame on you. fool me twice shame on me.

Roshan80
Roshan80

Bethesda have shafted ps3 users as we have no way of showing our displeasure. We like Xbox and pc users are engaged in our character’s development we have invested 100s of hours in gameplay. Therefore no matter how hard done by I feel I am not going to pass up the opportunity of expanding that experience. So as much as I hate bethesda and I do hate this company for not having a adequate quality assurance team or appropriate pr team or having any respect for their customers, I will buy the dlc. So after all this what has Bethesda… Read more »

batts
batts

i said it before and i’ll say it again SKYRIM is not fit for purpose. It crashes, frame rate is slower than a dead persons pulse and the quests have fookin glitched! So IMO the game shouldn’t have been released to us in the condition it was. Some patches were released but did nothing much to help fix it, and the bellends at Bethesdasoft or microda or what ever their fookin name is could’t give a flying intercoarse! all they wanted was the cash to stuff down the front of thier pants to pretend that they all got great big… Read more »

rpeake
rpeake

I don’t get how the 3rd dlc will work and the first 2 won’t, I love skyrim and would like all the dlc, as my character is a companion I was really looking foward to the dawnguard dlc, I agree with what most other people are saying, I don’t mind waiting but please keep us updated.

Daniel Smith

GOTY Edition. It is inebidible.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Bethesda has already ‘reserved’ three spaces for Skyrim in the PlayStation Store, & I’m assuming those spaces are for the three DLC released so far, that have yet to be released for the PS3 version. I’m optimistic that we’ll see all three released on the same date that the PC version will get Dragonborn.

You
You

Now that it is out all those “talkers”, are still going to get it. Wow as soon as they shine a new carrot, the talkers return to th teat.

iamgod
iamgod

I wont buy it unless I get dawnguard and hearthfire aswell all 3 bundled for a £10 thats all they are worth to me now i am bored of skyrim and havent played it for around 4 month it is rubbish same old repeat crap pointless battles and glitched quests the exploration is the best part and even that is repetetive.

Hmmmm
Hmmmm

Will I buy it? hmmm

As a Ps3 player. I have not played Skyrim for months. And the Bethesda drama is now more entertaining than the actual game.

If this update is not spectacular then it will be disappointing.

batts
batts

i cant believe this, Bethesda Shafted us with a 9 ft pole and there is still another 7″ to go, and they will ram in into us! They just released skyrim again but with a bloody T-Shirt and post cards and they want £50 fookin quid!! and NO Dawnguard still..If you listen carefully people you can hear them saying “who’s the daddy?” and some people are squealing “you are…you are”. They have treated us like the filth that you find under your shoe after a long walk in the park that has a sign that says no dogs allowed, but… Read more »

Steve
Steve

Find all these DLC comments amazing – is like Bethesda owe you something somehow. What other product in the world do you expect subsidiary or tie in products to be given to you, and be available to all? You buy a product because you want it, and you are happy to exchange the amount of money they are asking for it. I didn’t buy Skyrim for its DLC content, I bought it because I wanted to play it. The fact that they charge money for the DLC shows more than anything that this is a separate product, that they happen… Read more »

adsehteb uoy kcuf
adsehteb uoy kcuf

I will download dragonborn but only because Skyrim is my second favourite game. Plus we have waited to long for dlc and Im not giving up the oppertunity to play some however I will say that I am increadable dissapointed with bethesda I really wanted to play as a vampire lord, Also after all this I will most likely not purchase any other bethesda games unless they are RPG’s and even then I will purchase them on xbox because this has proven that bethesda do not see PS3 gamers as people and that they only give us dlc because they… Read more »

miketorious
miketorious

Bethesda said the first 2 dlc would be exclusive to xbl, dawnguard was first, hearthfiee was in fact a plug-in and not a full dlc therefore dragonborn is the last of the exclusivity.

SkyrimGirl
SkyrimGirl

Hold up HOLD UP uh yeh i think we PS3 user SHOULD get a dis count for all the crap we had to go through not fair my a$$ you PC,X-box360 user paid full price because it came out when they suppost to come out. We PS3 users have not seen ANY DLC form Bethesda so i think it’s right that whatever DLC comes out first for PS3 (Hopeful dawnguard) we should get it free, if not a discount on that DLC, we waited for god knows how many months without word on anything we were left in the dark… Read more »

SkyrimGirl
SkyrimGirl

I Can care less about Hearthfire , i just want to be a Vampire Lord, yeh Dragonborn would be cool but damn it bethesda how about starting with the first DLC

Noe
Noe

I will not be buying this DLC or any other Bethesda product until Dawnguard and Hearthfire are released for PS3.
There are many great video game developers out there and I’d rather invest my money in developers that conduct their business in an ethical manner.

Note that I am not upset by the xbox exclusives, but by Bethesda’s lack of communication and respect towards PS3 players.

Rose
Rose

I don’t see why they don’t just release all three on a disk for PS3 and price it twenty pounds I would buy it, and I’m sure it would resolve the issue, this has happened in the past, I think it was with call of duty but don’t quote me on that.

ConcernedCitizen
ConcernedCitizen

So the PS3 players finally get a release date…. 2013, thats real specific. As I recall Bethesda has been saying their close to releasing DLC for about half a year now, this does not tell the PS3 community anything. Bethesda has still neglected to inform them of the where abouts of the other two DLCs and I am not convinced that the same won’t happen with this one.

WHYBETHESDA?????
WHYBETHESDA?????

I will buy dragonborn when it is released to the PS3, but I am still upset about the fact that we have not received Dawnguard(the DLC I have been waiting months to get) and Hearthfire, even though we will be recieving dragonborn I will not be satisfied until we receive the other 2 or receive news that we will not get them, I do know that the probability of me buying another game made by Bethesda is slim to none

Ninja
Ninja

Have I calmed down about this situation, yes. Does having dragon born confirmed for ps3 help, erm no….basically had dawnguard confirmed back in June only to have that not happen. Just not going to count my chickens before they hatch sort of deal. And while dragon born definitely sounds cool I want a straight answer on dawnguard and hearthfire

Francisc Giboi

I would definitely download Dragonborn once it comes out there better be a discount since PS3 hasn’t had any DLC’s for Skyrim yet.

TJ
TJ

Xbox users pay for xbox live so we should get it before ps3 users.

Jamie
Jamie

On thing I learned about ps3 users recently is this you finally get down good news and its never enough for u then wounder why people hate on you it’s completely oviously thanks bethesda u worked hard keep it up with a few updates on dawnguard for these ungrateful console users, who can’t be glad an addition is beig added to their console.

Matthew Seeley
Matthew Seeley

If Bethesda has been working on the first two DLCs to make them work for PS3 then why is it they supposedly have the third working? I think that the release of this DLC will not happen for the users of PS3 just like the previous two. Doesn’t matter to me though. I’m not going to buy any DLC from a company that tries to sleight its customers, no matter the platform.

Nick
Nick

I don’t really see the appeal of Dawnguard and Hearthfire anymore. If they do release them for PS3 I’ll buy them but only because I’m not tight on money at the moment and I’m a little OCD and feel the need to complete everything I start. The novelty has worn off and right now I just want to get my hands on Dragonborn! Not only does DB completely tie into the story, whereas DG feels like a completely unrelated sidequest, it also adds awesome features like riding dragons, a new area to explore, awesome looking armors and weapons, etc. I… Read more »

Anterio Tate

they probably may realease dragonborn first and all the other dlc a few weeks later

sam
sam

I’m happy now atleast I know I’m getting dlc

Joey
Joey

Screw Bethesda at this point. They don’t care about their gamers all they care about is money. If they really cared about us and what we thought they wouldn’t release 3 DLC’s on Xbox when they haven’t even released one on ps3. I have played EVERY elder scrolls came, actually every Bethesda game, and I’m disappointed to say I am done investing money in Bethesda. I will buy my games else where. This is enough

IchiYamamoto
IchiYamamoto

Annoyed – yes. That being said, I will definitely go and buy the add-ons released for Skyrim later on. I really want to become a vampire lord and harness its full powers.

Matt
Matt

The lack of understanding here is incredible. This isn’t a matter of Bethesda pleasing everybody; it’s about maximizing profit. A company will operate at the highest point of profit, and doesn’t consider externalities- considering that this wouldn’t even count as a negative externality produced by Bethesda, PS3 users really have no right to complain. I really think that those who see a need to whine about it should step back and consider how the market works. Try to understand the grown-ups, kids.

Lily Nichole Robinson

I’ll definitely buy it, however I wish Bethesda would at least update us on Dawnguard and Hearthfire, if they just came out and said, “Sorry we are going to be unable to release it on your console” or even a weekly tweet or post saying “We’re still working on it” I would be happy, but all you get is long periods of silence with “I’ll tell you something when I know something” comments from Pete Hines. I can’t speak for all PS3 customers but all I want from Bethesda is some communication. Right now, there is still nothing being said… Read more »

Bb
Bb

To be fair to them, the chances are they were already locked in to a contract with Microsoft waay before these issues arose. And anyone who thinks that Bethesda should take on a corporate giant like Microsoft just because PS3 users want the game before Xbox is being a bit silly. The only thing they can do now is to sell Dragonborn to PS3 users at a discounted price (or free). They’ve obviously learnt their lesson and have started to format their DLCs differently from now on. Moaning will do nothing.

casper13rocks
casper13rocks

why should ps3 owners continue to have to waight we have been given sweet FA so far bethesda stop licking microsofts balls there deal is over give every1 dragonborn now you F#$KING C%#TS

Consoles United
Consoles United

I’m not buying content from a company that favors certain consoles even though other console users have suffered. See ya Bethesda! January 2013 is way too late to get any consideration for your company. I’m enjoying Hitman Absolution, AC3 and Black Ops 2 to even compare this to crappy Skyrim.

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