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.
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