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Skyrim Hearthfire DLC release on PC kills PS3 hope

We have some important news for PC owners now and further disappointment for PS3 users. Bethesda has finally released the Skyrim Hearthfire DLC expansion for PC users, but there’s no sign of the same content appearing on the PlayStation Store.

Hearthfire has been available on the Xbox 360 since September 4, meaning that an exclusivity deal was in place after all, with Bethesda planning all along to bring the second DLC pack to PC, exactly 30 days later. Despite the problems with putting Dawnguard onto the PS3, fans had still hoped that Hearthfire would at least become available due to its smaller size in comparison, but sadly that doesn’t appear to be the case.

There’s no sign of Hearthfire releasing on the PS3, or any specific update from Bethesda on when the PS3 will be getting any add-on content for Skyrim at all. PC owners now have some extra content to play over the weekend, with Hearthfire available for download right now for $4.99 on the Steam marketplace.

While it’s good that Bethesda has stuck to their original 30 day exclusive deal for PC users this time around (they didn’t with Dawnguard), PC users will still argue that they don’t really have any use for Hearthfire anyway, since the ability to create mods with the Creation Kit can produce even more content than what Hearthfire offers – for free.

The real story here, is that Bethesda are still remaining silent on progress for the PS3 version, when they could have easily hinted in their official post that they were at least trying to solve the problem. Not one mention of the PS3 status though in sight and it again leaves PS3 users questioning whether the content will ever come out.

As a PC owner, are you really bothered that Hearthfire is now available, or does the Creation Kit and Steam Workshop have everything you want? For PS3 users reading this – is this the final nail in the coffin for you, with regards to ever seeing any add-on content for the game?

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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Broseph
Broseph

Okay so i’m no game developer but could Bethesda not just design Hearthfire and Dawnguard again but specially designed for ps3?

Justin Atkinson

Seriously, guys… based on what they have said, if they DID release Hearthfire, THAT would be the death rattle for Dawnguard. The fact that it’s not out yet is GOOD NEWS. How do you not see that?

Justin Atkinson

They haven’t been silent, and this doesn’t “kill hope”. They specifically said that they couldn’t release Hearthfire without ruining their ability to also release Dawnguard, and that they were still working on Dawnguard. Two plus two equals they can’t release this while they’re still working on that. For the guys reporting on this stuff, you sure do make a lot of logic mistakes.

Ell
Ell

The thing I dont understand is the reason bethesda won’t release this is because it’s apparently buggy but i’ve never played a bethesda game that doesn’t freeze every 5 minutes anyway

Mr Shankly
Mr Shankly

Just my own opinion, but I’m not going to buy the Elder Scrolls Online for PC or any other system as a result of this nonsense. Bethesda can’t kick around PS3 users like this.

JesseT
JesseT

PC users.
Do not get this.
You can get it for free.
And from what I here the mod is better then the DLC.
(for those of you who do not know)
There has been a mod for this on the PC since like day one game came out.

pc user
pc user

Nice to know its out. Not in any rush as the creation kit is better. Ps3 users stop complaining. You can only build a house and adopt children. If I were you, I wouldn’t be complaining. I would be irritated about dawnguard. It is awesome.

Mous Fraoula

Pathetic.Simply Pathetic

Bom Kitinan

Calm down my brother PS3 , right now there are more game company that make an ” Exclusive ” only on PS3 like far cry 3 that making a map Exclusive on PS3 and Rockstar are making a game called ” Agent ” Exclusive only on PS3 So let Shitbox fanboy suck on that we got a lot more game to play , So why bother becoming a Dragonborn any more . Let move on my brother

enraged ps3
enraged ps3

this is pathetic i said no to the people that boycotted bethesda for no dlc but now i am really considering jioning them

Stuart Moore
Stuart Moore

Brought Hearthfire (on the PC) simply because there’ll be mods in the future that’ll make use of it that I’ll want to use.

casper13rocks
casper13rocks

i beliave with playstation owners now tradeing in there ps3 for a xbox as a direct result of of bethesda’s actions this will directly afect sonys curent and futer profits not only on ps3 sale of bathesda games but with people tradeing in for xbox there no longer buying other release’s so this afects all sonys futer sales this is in direct vilation of busines practice law and i think as a sign of good faith to there ps3 customers sony should force some kind of imediate result in this situation

DisturbedFanUK
DisturbedFanUK

Have purchased Hearthfire and Dawnguard for PC and so far enjoying Dawnguard having trouble getting Hearthfire to trigger via the courrier even though i became thane of hjalmarch after installing hearthfire though its need is made somewhat superflous by Steam Workshop and Skyrim Nexus. Do I feel bad for PS3 users?, not really no while Bethseda is partially at fault for releasing skyrim on a system that can only just manage to run the Stock Skyrim on its own, most with a hint of common sense knew that the PS3 just isnt up to the task as so either bought… Read more »

Guillermo Felix

Yawn .. zzzz

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