Skyrim Hearthfire wait with platform mind games

As the days pass on, many PS3 gamers are beginning to come to a conclusion that the PS3 release of Dawnguard is never gonna make it on their version of Skyrim. Optimism however remains for the second DLC pack Hearthfire, although Bethesda has again clarified their position on the likelihood of it reaching other platforms.

It’s fair to say that if PS3 players cannot play Dawnguard, they will definitely want to give Hearthfire a try, even though Bethesda has recently said that releasing Hearthfire on the PS3 could complicate things further.

Over on the PC, the situation is a lot more relaxed, with gamers having access to their own house building tools via the healthy supply of custom mods available in the Steam Workshop thanks to the Creation Kit. Having said that, an official release of Hearthfire on the PC would still be appreciated and some of you may raise an eyebrow or two on hearing that Bethesda has reminded the community once again that Hearthfire for the moment remains an Xbox 360 exclusive.

At the moment, the reality is that there’s no sign of the 30 day exclusivity period ending on the exact deadline, as you can see from a new Tweet from Pete Hines, stating that Hearthfire has not yet been announced for any other platforms. We knew that the second pack would be coming out on Xbox 360 first, but this could be more evidence that there wasn’t even an intention to bring Hearthfire to the PC and PS3 after 30 days was up – just basically when the developer sees fit.

If it wasn’t for the Creation Kit, would you be unhappy about this as a PC gamer? Right now it’s obviously a long shot for the PS3 to get any sort of post-release content period, but now it looks that Bethesda are happy to make PC gamers sweat a little bit as well.

It all leads us to suggest what kind of tactics will be employed when the third DLC expansion for Skyrim arrives, when the supposed two pack exclusivity on Xbox 360 has run out.

Written by Alan Ng

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Amusing, console gamer, trying to defend a closed platform– and making yourself look like a complete idiot. You do realise that games developers are not Gods of Gaming Creativity? There a thousands of extremely talented individuals out there who have made some fantastic game-improving mods to Skyrim. The game is enormously improved by the addition of mods. To say you don’t like the idea of open-games (controlled by suppressing modability) is pretty damn stupid and self-defeating– you don’t have to play with mods enabled, clearly democracy isn’t in your interest on this subject.


I believe that since the PS3 Skyrim box specifically states that add-on content and trophies. the fact that i bought this game was under the impression that upon buying this game i would be able to play the add-on content that the company makes for this game, but in actuality i get to watch other individuals play the add-on content that was promised to me on an 12 year old game console, did i own a Xbox yes but its motherboard fried and i didn’t really have the urge to buy another 12 year old system but my personal preference… Read more »

David Goichman

Why bother buying the game for consoles for like 60$ and then buying a 20$ dlc, if you have good pc you can DOWNLOAD skyrim and tons of MODS that are already better than dlc and even if you want a dlc you can download it also for FREE like my friend did.


First, I’m a PC user. Second, who the bleepers care?
Since day one I’ve been on nexus mods and even
Fixed the memory/ graphic issue myself. People who
play Elder scrolls game on a closed system as our
consoles miss out on about 99% of all the cool stuff
the mod community brings. A house in Skyrim?
Please had that about a month before any official
statement was given about Heartfire. Graphic bugs?
Please took us a few days to fix, counting alpha hours.
So Bethesda please step up your game so I don’t
feel like giving you pity money as I will when all these
small dlc hit Steam.

Robert Perez

I have given up on any DLC that Bethesda releases doe Skyrim. As I read on another article since the game was not exclusive to one platform, it goes against Fair Trade regulations that the DLC comes out for some platforms and not others. All I know is that Bethesda has been bumbling excuses and not shown anything at all. On the other hand Sony has not done anything better to let consumers know what exactly is being done about the problem. In my view, they are both as guilty for the lack of information and transparency.

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