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Skyrim PS3 Dawnguard DLC given lifeline

Skyrim players on the PS3 have waited for weeks for some, any kind of clarification regarding DLC status for the PS3 version of Bethesda’s epic RPG. Today, we can finally bring you some positive news by confirming that Skyrim DLC is far from dead on the PS3 for the moment.

For weeks, PS3 players have had to endure complete silence from Bethesda, with frustration reaching fever pitch when a third DLC expansion was announced, for Xbox 360 only with no sign of a PS3 release. This came as a huge surprise, more so to PC users since Microsoft originally only had exclusivity for the first two expansions – now it looks like this may extend to a third though with Dragonborn.

While some may have been fearing that Skyrim was finished completely on the PS3, we now have some new hope to bring you, in the form of a very promising Twitter status update from Bethesda. The developer has finally rediscovered some basic communication skills and they have posted the following message as a crucial update for all PS3 members:

As you can see, it means that there is definitely some DLC content on the way for the PS3 version of the game. The immediate question here though, is whether Bethesda are specifically talking about Dragonborn only, or if the first Dawnguard content has been given a lifeline and will end up on the PS3 system after all.

We are hoping that it is all three pieces of content, so that we can finally draw a line under all of this mess and move on with the game having add-on content available for all three platforms with no hassle. Bethesda surely wants the same thing, but it still is a little bit hard to understand why the company couldn’t have sent out this kind of Tweet weeks ago.

It is a vague update, but at least it is something – that’s all PS3 owners ever asked for in return. As a PS3 user who has put many hours into Skyrim already, would you be satisfied if only Dragonborn ends up on the system, or are you still demanding that the Dawnguard content be fixed as a priority first?

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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Olly Ritchie

I will most likely not be purchasing the DLC unless it’s free. I refuse to be left in the dark for over 8 months while Microsoft is showered with expansions and us PS3 users are left here with nothing but silence. If Bethesda was a real life person, it’d have no friends, apart from the ones it bought.

annonymous person
annonymous person

if they cant release it for ps3 they should not announce it at all until ps3 works

Nathan
Nathan

definately priority on dawnguard, that dlc looks awesme and desperately waiting for its release on ps3

Zach
Zach

To be honest I have lost almost all interest in skyrim since all the new games have came out.

Odanell
Odanell

I will pay for all expansions for my Skyrim on my PS3. I can’t fix their inability to code DLCs for a platform they already built their game on but I will keep my PS3 and will just stop buying their games if they don’t run on the PS3. I love Skyrim but I love my PS3s more. I have 2 PS3s.

deadric lord
deadric lord

my skyrim on ps3 never crashes n has no bugs must be everyone elses systems but i got no problem with the games they made n they will bring all add ons to ps3 n pc they did with the other games so every sould just wait cuz it will be worth it. will be in next few months at least

Magus
Magus

This says “new content” is coming, it doesn’t say DLC, this could be a patch for all we know! Why did you have to word it that way Bethesda?! So when it does turn out to be a patch you have a backup? “See, look it says new content, not dlc” I can already see it happening now…

Daniel Smith

Hearthfire seems pointless, I’d be happy if they’d not bother with that one to get the proper dlc working better.

Ike
Ike

id still want all three not just dragonborn. if xbox can have them, why not us? it would just be unfair.

David Goichman

If it took them 5 months to get close to finishing the FIRST ps3 dlc for Skyrim, who the hell know when they will ACTUALLY finish it… and also when will they finish the other ones…

mitchp1112
mitchp1112

I don’t see how they can take so long to port a game, other games have it instantly at the same time as Xbox and PC…

Larouge
Larouge

Honestly… I don’t even really care about Dawnguard anymore. I wish I did, but it’s just taken far too long for me to worry. However, I am a little hopeful that any future PS3 DLCs will be amazing and they will *hopefully* discount Dawnguard & Hearthfire if they are ever available. If they’d keep updating us and really explain what the issue is, then I would more than satisfied and willing to wait. A tight lipped company isn’t going to make any friends from pissed off gamers.

JCore83
JCore83

hey my skyrim worked fine never crashed ever and i have a ps3 they should atleast make dawnguard 10 bucks and hearthfire for free cuz its such a small dlc

no1
no1

I’ll be so pissed if this is an software update…

sir1
sir1

I don’t understand what was so hard about keeping us updated. But you did it now, after two months! Congrats.

Snakester
Snakester

Just as long as it’s not horse armor

フレッチャー トム

It’s nice to see another lie leave their lips. What we will get, based on every..single..Bethesda..release to DATE on ALL platforms, will be a bugged, costly thing. I can’t say that it sounds like the premium addition as they’re stating PS3 and PC platforms so it can only be the Dragonborn on as Xbox and pc have all the others. I would REALLY like to have the Dawnguard and Hearthfire DLC’s instead offered for free, but as I’m not going to touch whatever they’re offering anyway, it could be a Gold plated Sweetroll for all it matters. They’ve lied, been… Read more »

rich
rich

dawngaurd first, the many wepons and spells will be nice enough to hold many ps3 skyrim users off, until the others like hearthfire arrive to ps3

BAproLP
BAproLP

I want to play all of the three DLC’s, not only Dragonborn… but I’m happy about this information for now^^

Hybrid_Sausage
Hybrid_Sausage

Does anyone actually care anymore? Most people have moved on from Skyrim on PS3 now, with AC3, BLOPS 2 etc coming out, and Pc players have endless mods to play around with. Had Bethesda released the DLC’s months ago, I would have been interested, but now I just don’t care.
Also, take care people. The tweet just says new “content”, not specifically DLC. It could just mean patches, or even just the premium edition waste of money they have announced.

Balloo
Balloo

Having played every title on release from Arena onwards (even the much forgotten Redguard). I don’t dare think of the hours I have dedicated to the Elder scroll series. I am truly sorry to see what has become of the title, it went from being something that was at the forefront of geek speak discussion to something that is usually spoken off with disdain (glitches, DLC, updates, dragon’s flying backwards!. I moved across to the original X-Box from PC due to ease of game play at the time. I was slightly disheartened with the lack of expansion the PC enabled… Read more »

Darren Price

I sincerely hope the Bethesda are giving ps3 dragon born. If its a belated dawnguard, what’s the point? It’s not fresh to us as we’ve seen it on gaming sites and mags for months. We want dragon born. The new enemies, weapons/armour, not to mention solstheim and it’s new locations, appear way more filled out than dawnguard. That’s not to say i wouldn’t get dawnguard, but only if it’s released with hearth fire and dragon born. No hand-me-downs of dg or hf. All of it plz.

P.s. thanks to Beth for finally piping up with something.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Way too late now! I am not going to spend another penny on Bethesda after how they have mistreated and insulted their PC and PlayStation customers as though they get second best. They should work on getting all the current DLC on all the other platforms before making any more for Xbox. At the end of the day we all payed the same price so surely we all deserve the same treatment. But I guess they’ve got their head too far up Micro$oft$ arse to care about their other customers!

lelouch
lelouch

We will have to wait to see it we should be causation because Bethesda has let down the ps3 fans maybe they are learning from this bad press means bad sales in the future. But if I buy any games from Bethesda I going to wait for goty edition to avoid another mess like this like I said before Bethesda has a long ways to go to be forgiven for this mess and Bethesda has longs ways to go before fans come back to them. They will be paying the price in future sales and fans still dont get your… Read more »

Skyrimps3player
Skyrimps3player

Face it people bethesda are performing another oblivion. They did the same with oblivion on ps3 remember where we only got 2 of like 5 dlcs like a year later after they were released execpt this time we’ll be lucky enough to even get a single one this time.

Bumpyknuckls
Bumpyknuckls

What I find interesting is the fact that the tweet came from the official Bethesda account and not Pete Hines. What’s up? Is he out of the picture? Why hasnt Bethesda relayed the info to us this way all along instead of their inept PR troll?

Thomas Curtis

:::Stops performing the Black Sacrament::: thinks to self… “for now, dear Bethesda, for now:::

casper13rocks
casper13rocks

theres nothing promising at all it a vauge coment with no information it’s only been said to try and shut ppl up only thing that will show promis is an actul confermation for ps3 content you can bet pc will get dragonborn and ps3 users again will be left hanging you waight and see

Givingtwo Cents

Bethesda is a company that never wants to improve. I’m truly afraid to buy their next game due to the mess they have made because of their lack of concern for their products. Every time I walk past a game shelve and see the word “Bethesda” stamped on a box, I avoid it instinctively. I want to enjoy a game after work and all I got was more agony from Bethesda.

Tyler
Tyler

This is very promising news to me at least. I was beginning to lose faith in Bethesda altogether and honestly, this is all I wanted from the beginning was a little bit of an update. However vague the post is, it still gives me hope that Bethesda hasn’t put a middle finger up to the Sony users completely.

Ray
Ray

I would be extremely unsatisfied with that. Many loyal to Elder Scrolls play it on the PC and the PS3. and these loyal fans are getting frustrated hearing people with an xbox go on about how awesome the new dlc for skyrim is. They should release it to all systems and stop being such money hungry corporate tycoons.

:C
:C

at least something is coming, but now i dont have money. Halo, COD, and some other recent releases ….

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