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Skyrim Hearthfire in 7 days, Dawnguard PS3 MIA

Not long after we completed Dawnguard on the Xbox 360 we’re now seeing Skyrim Hearthfire, the second DLC, receive a release date just over 2 months after the first downloadable content launched. This is much sooner than we thought and not to mention how sick PlayStation 3 players must be feeling right now, which is due to the first Dawnguard DLC not even being available on the PS3 yet.

We own both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Skyrim and started out by investing over 500 hours of hands-on time with the PS3 version, although once the Dawnguard DLC arrived we jumped over to the Xbox 360. This had been thanks to a 30 day exclusive that Microsoft managed to arrange, although we’re glad we made this move considering the nightmare its been for the PS3 platform.

Our choice had been made thanks to wanting to review both Dawnguard and now Skyrim Hearthfire as soon as possible, but not all gamers have the luxury of owning both consoles. While Pete Hines explained that they want Dawnguard on the PS3 ASAP, some gamers feel it’s “disgusting” how the second Skyrim DLC is about to arrive in 7 days time, September 4th, and the PS3 still hasn’t had any DLC yet.

What will Skyrim Hearthfire be about? To best understand you should watch the official video below this article, which demonstrates how you can purchase land to build a home. You’ll be able to build massive compounds or even a simple little cottage, but how large and innovative your home is will depend only on your imagination. Skyrim Hearthfire will cost 400 Microsoft Points with a release date for Xbox Live set for September 4th.

Some PC users might not buy the Skyrim Hearthfire DLC — while you normally can’t beat some official downloadable content, it is fair to say that some PC users can do similar things to this add-on with mods, which have been improved since the Creation Kit became available for download. We’ve already seen a number of PC gamers stating this very point, so if you have Skyrim on the PC let us know if you will download Hearthfire?

We really feel that PS3 owners have been let down – If you are a PS3 user then we’re sure right now your line of thought will be “they’re releasing the second Skyrim DLC and haven’t even launched the first for PS3 yet“. While we have not seen exactly what the problem is with Dawnguard on the PS3, thanks to Bethesda’s lack of communication, it is hard to understand how it is right to start work on and launch the next DLC without fixing the first for all platforms?

If you are an Xbox 360 user, then let us know if you’re looking forward to creating a home in Skyrim Hearthfire? The video is below and it explains all you need to know, so be ready in 7 days when it goes live. We’ll be getting hands-on with Skyrim Hearthfire right away, so keep connected to PR for our review.

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.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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Striker Jones
Striker Jones

Well look on the brightside i’m pretty sure ubisoft, naughty dog, and sucker punch still like us

Groovy Joe
Groovy Joe

Idk, Bethesda has definitely lost more than a few fans. I gues I’m hoping that maybe just maybe the two DLC’s will be released as a package deal later on…… but the way we PS3 users have been treated thus far I’m not going to hold my breath. Bethesda is the best at what they do, but as with all things in today’s world being the best comes with responsibilities. When said responsibilities are not upheld, or worse, shrugged off; the image of being the “best” fades away. So to put it bluntly, BETHESDA GET YOUR THUMBS OUT OF YOUR… Read more »

LDNRedGuard
LDNRedGuard

well what can i say, Bethesda are a games company i really love, just like is was ‘rare’ in the 90’s… too be honest i don’t know whether i’m disappointed or expectant of the lateness to Dawnguard; to be fair i’m still waiting for all of the DLC’s to arrive for TES4:Oblivion on the PS3 but we all know this is never happening. Bethesda must be careful because if the keep boycotting us PS3 users, we will start boycotting them. I for one did not pay my hard earned money to play a half-hearted half-finished game… maybe im being assumptive,… Read more »

ps34ever
ps34ever

S cant even play the first there saying that the ps3 content wasnt delayed because of the 360 content ,MAYBE U SHOULD put an team on the ps3 content so that instead of sucking 360 c*ck you can actually give all of your customers what they want and deserve ,You cant tell me that in the time you can make 2 dlc for xbox u cant get the one to work on ps3 FU ,You should be doing everything to release the ps3 dlc and seeing how your just releasing another 360 dlc ur not ,how can you keep working… Read more »

Alex
Alex

Yeah Thanks Bethesda. I love their games but this is just really unfair them giving a load of dlc to xbox before giving any to Ps3. We pay just as much for their games so should be entitled to get the same dlc at the same time and yet they’re completely favouring Xbox with dlc. If this continues in the future then i just won’t buy their games anymore as i don’t see how it’s fair.

Mitchell Ogden

Bethesda: FIX THE F***IN’ WATER CRASH!

Mitchell Ogden

Release Hearthfire on PS3 for free and all will be forgiven, Bethesda.

Chantel
Chantel

:O ofcourse i would get skyrim hearthfire for pc, what kind of question is that!!!? Pleaseee release it for pc even if its after x-box and ps3 i really don care when just release it 😀

Shae
Shae

Im very much looking forward to this DLC pack. Understanding the frustration PS3 users are having with the DLC but really PS3 users shouldnt complain. 5 years they knuckled down, Modeling, Texturing, Skinning, Rigging, building this amazingly detailed world we all know and love today. As a PC user, I have to say that 99% of you will almost completely forget about the waiting when its released. Its well worth it, it may be dissapointing now. But imagine the disapointment if the DLC wasnt to be released on PS3 At all? I think I will definitly use the HearthFire DLC,… Read more »

james
james

heres an idea;
give us ps3 users the hearthfire expansion for free.
since it is considerably smaller than dawnguard and costs significantly less, it would be a great way to apologise for the way us ps3 users have been treated.
pc get to create thier own mods, and xbox have thier 30 day exclusive, where as all we have been given is glitch after glitch after glitch,
IF A GAME IS NOT COMPLETE – DO NOT RELEASE!

DON-EAZY-E
DON-EAZY-E

PS3 IZ KING weather bethesda or microsoft know it or not. I will never get a crapbox 360 they can all burn in hell bring it on bethesda and microsoft with your crapbox you want a war we’ll give you one but the ps3 will win before you release your stupid halo game xbox will go down and bethesda will be bankrupt after this skyrim stuff iz said and done they will be dust ….PS3-4-LIFE

Lewis Langford-holl

i disagree ps3 is rubbish.. xbox is the future hahahahahaha

sxs5
sxs5

WTF?? If i want to build a house I ll go to work….. They ve taken this opportunity to screw PS3 owners again with this crap??? Hahaha Bethesda..come on

Squire
Squire

At least this isn’t the next major DLC pack, which means Xbox isnt the first to get any more early content right?

PS3_Wildguy13
PS3_Wildguy13

It has only been 1 month and 3 days, give them a break. They’re a big company and I’m sure they’ve had different departments working on the PS3 Dawnguard DLC and ironing out the bugs, but you know how buggy PS3s can be, I have one and it has frozen when playing Skyrim plenty of times. Do you really want that when playing Dawnguard.

james
james

well this sucks for ps3

tekniicolor
tekniicolor

I’m mostly bothered by the fact that when the DLC is released for me I’ll be swamped with uni work….

Dana
Dana

BETHESDA why do you hate ps3 users

Daniel Bell

Xbox gets skyrim dlc early but ps3 gets battlefield3 dlc early i dont think any of its fair to either consoles or pc. Is it that rard to release it the same day for all consoles and pc.

A PISSED OFF GAMER
A PISSED OFF GAMER

I WILL HUNT YOU TO THE END OF THE EARTH TODD HOWARD UNTILL YOU RELEASE THESE DLC’S GOD DAMIT AT LEAST TALK TO US

You all need to grow up
You all need to grow up

Wow I don’t care that im on ps3 got a 360 my 2 year old uses it as a dvd player and a drum thats how good they are infact Live is the reason I dont use it no more with 50mb broadband and still lagged after paying for Live and getting worse online experience than ps3 who dont charge never have a problem with PSN unless i play THQ games also Xbox exclusives don’t come close to PS3’s, but this looks amazing something to actually spend my 2mil on finally, I can wait because im not 10 and moan… Read more »

Jen
Jen

I don’t like mods. They slow down my pc and some make my game glitchy. If both DLC’s are available for the pc I would buy them.

A PISSED OFF GAMER
A PISSED OFF GAMER

I trusted you

Brandon Westbrook

Bethesda is a company and just like any other they dont pass up an a quick buck and Microsoft paid in full its unfair but its how it works at times like these im glad i got an xbox instead of a PS3 even though i plane on getting them both someday its the tradeup we have to pay

Bailey Babbs

Is this a joke? Tell me this is a joke..

Jaffa
Jaffa

Does anyone else feel that if dawnguard isn’t on ps3 by the time hearthfire hits xbox360 that it should be massively discounted on playstation store when it does (or even 2-4-1 with hearthfire) by way of an apology from betehesda to the ps3 community?

PS3 User
PS3 User

Well, TES V: Skyrim was my first Bethesda game. After seeing what they were able to do with Skyrim, I was really impressed with the company. They made a really made a fantastic first impression on me. I am now beginning to change my thoughts on this company. Microsoft still has more DLC content before us. Jack Trenton has to get off of his lazy azz and make some deals with Bethesda… If Bethesda did release Dawnguard before Hearthfire, I would still be satisfied…

a screwed ps3 user
a screwed ps3 user

maybe we will get lucky and PS3 users will get hearthfire sooner and dawnguard later
like a year later…

Justin Atkinson

Yeah let’s make them put all development on hold until we get what we want. That’ll solve everything. Give me Dawnguard! You didn’t promise any release date but I expected it by now and you should accommodate my assumptions! I haven’t paid you a dime for it yet but you still owe it to me to release your awesome content when I want it instead of when it’s ready! Shame on you, Bethesda! Shame on you for not following my ideal scenario to the letter! You should know better than to make honest mistakes! You should work extra long and… Read more »

DON-EAZY-E
DON-EAZY-E

I Really like the New Add-on content am i gonna be able to play it on my ps3 in almost a year bethesda am i god only knows when they’ll come out with this add-on on the ps3.God i hate em.I wanna punch em in the face!!!!

plko
plko

ok so hearthfire lets you build your own house and adopt so to me this seems like more of an update but since it is a dlc it should be no more than 10 dollars if it is 20 chances are that i won’t buy it

McDovah
McDovah

Ahem, I pre-ordered Skyrim the day I heard it was announced. I stood in line for over eight hours at the midnight launch. I got home and platinum’d it within a few days. I absolutely love this game, but I have done everything in this game and it was just sitting in my collection staring at me. That’s when I heard about Dawnguard. I thought “Holy crap! More gameplay!” I put aside some money and sat. Then I heard “Microsoft buys timed rights to the game, they’ll have it 30 days earlier than PS3.” As big of a Bethesda fan… Read more »

connor
connor

I cant wait for this! I’ve always wanted them to do something like this and even our own bard that should be good

DON-EAZY-E
DON-EAZY-E

hahahaha thiz iz makin me laugh to the point that i can give a crap about bethesda’s games and their company I really hope they lose alot of money for screwing ps3 owners. I got an old xbox and i’m tryin so hard not to throw that piece of crap out the window i didn’t for it so i can care less i will never get a 360 in my life microsoft can go to hell and burn and die. i’m laughing so hard cuz i’m so pissed inside i bet bethesda wanted to release the 1.7 update for europe… Read more »

Disgruntled PS3 Owner
Disgruntled PS3 Owner

To tell the truth I am disgusted.
How can a company be this slack. I mean they could at least communicate with the people about why there is no DLC on the PS3 yet. This is just rubbish.
On a side not the 2nd DLC looks awesome!!!

DovahLizard
DovahLizard

Ugh, is this really going to be available for Xbox first AGAIN? Goddamnit Bethesda -.-

sam
sam

I feel like bethesda must be intentionally trying to spit in the face of ps3 owners. cauze thats how it feels.

M'aiq The Stander
M'aiq The Stander

Well, considering my PS3 broke and my attempts at fixing it are fruitless, i am unaffected by this calamity (Sadly, by another, more serious one). I do however see some positive aspects to this delay; firstly ‘Dawnguard’ will be relatively Glitch-free, meaning PS3 users can play it while glitches in ‘Hearthfire’ are dealt with. Secondly ‘Dawnguard’ has about 30-40 hours worth of content (10-15 in the main quest-line), now assuming Bethesda have followed through with there plans to make each DLC bigger i’m assuming the ‘Hearthfire’ DLC will be bigger than Dawnguard and add another 50 (Maybe 60) hours of… Read more »

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