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Skyrim PS3 DLC stalled after Dragonborn exclusive

As we approach the end of another week for Skyrim players on PS3, we are still no closer to finding out whether or not Bethesda will release the PS3 Dawnguard DLC content, as part of their recent confirmation that the system will be getting some new DLC at least. Unsurprisingly, Bethesda has not said what this new content will be, but have still found the time to recently confirm that Dragonborn is going to be another Xbox 360 exclusive for now.

We saw with the Dragonborn trailer that only Xbox 360 was mentioned as a platform. This caused a lot of confusion among Skyrim players on all platforms, as you may remember that Bethesda originally stated that only the first two DLC expansion packs will be under an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft to release on Xbox 360 first before PS3 and PC.

It now appears that Bethesda has gone back on their word on this matter, or even if Hearthfire didn’t count as the second pack, they should have still made this very clear to PC owners at the very least. Instead we have continued silence from the Bethesda and you have to wonder why they still continue to alienate their PS3 and PC fan base, when all it takes is one simple sentence to say if the content is coming or not.

Bethesda has released some new screenshots from Dragonborn, which you can check out on the official Elder Scrolls website here. It looks fantastic just like Dawnguard did, with Bethesda confirming on their website as well as their blog post that this content is only for the Xbox 360 at the moment – no mention of Xbox 360 ‘first’, just Xbox 360.

As you can imagine, Bethesda’s comment section has been flooded with complaints asking why this content is still exclusive to Xbox 360 after the deal appeared to be up, but so far Bethesda has not responded with any direct answer to the questions. Over on Twitter, Pete Hines has responded to a question with an interesting reply, stating the following message below.

Based on that answer there, Pete Hines doesn’t know if Dawnguard is going to be the first DLC content for Skyrim, or when PS3 users will be getting this piece of DLC that they were promised. What are your thoughts on this answer from Bethesda’s main PR man?

For those of you who are getting Dragonborn on Xbox 360, enjoy the new screenshots over at the official website. For everyone else, is it time for Bethesda to start giving hard answers? Dawnguard has been nominated for the VGA 2012 awards for ‘Best DLC’, for those that would like to know.

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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angry skyrim ps3 player

the said dagonbon was releast on feb 12 its feb 2 and still nodragonborn

Robert
Robert

To Terry L Lund : Calling the xbox live suxbox live is hitting it under the belt. Let me refresh your memory. Xbox live does not allow their live members’ credit cards info be compromised, not yet anyway, knock on wood. The playstation live did that. So, in the interest of fair play, who really sucked? The old adage works, “You get what you pay for…” Lets just hope that it doesn’t happen again. Now for bethesda, I guess they are to blame for not “fixing” their issues so, they can also release for the PS3. But why wait for… Read more »

Harsh
Harsh

XBOX FTW!!!! Lol guys jk. Can’t wait for Dec. 4!

Todd
Todd

I WANT THE TRUTH!!!!!

Givingtwo Cents

Where is Todd Howard and what the hell is he doing?

READ HERE
READ HERE

I and many others from the Official Skyrim forums have reported this company to the Better Business Bureau. I am hoping many of you will do the same.

Azure Djinn

I am currently playing Skyrim on both PS3 and XBOX. I originally purchased it on PS3 and later for the XBOX only when it was obvious PS3 was never going to see the first two DLCs. I would like to clear up one issue that many commenters’ keep referring to. BOTH versions still to date even with the patches are BUG ridden. I have more completed quests still hung-up in my quest menu on my XBOX than PS3, many of them from Dawnguard. The Summon Dragon Shout for Durnehviir does not work. BOTH versions still have game ending critical glitches.… Read more »

Xin Kion
Xin Kion

I’m getting in the bandwagon, and I’ll say this aloud and hopes everyone agrees, or follows. And Bethesda, I hope you find this comment and make a note of it: “I REFUSE TO BUY ANY MORE GAMES THAT HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY BETHESDA”. If Bethesda as poked it with their filthy, discriminating fingers, I wont be seen withing a mile of it, at least until they hold true to their word and keep the promise of DLC for PS3 users. I have read quite a few things that Bethesda has done that has upset me, this being one, and them… Read more »

steven weinerburg
steven weinerburg

I’m about tired of waiting for these DLC’s as well. Bethesda has until the GTA 5 release date, after that it’ll be as if skyrim never existed.

Beatles4life
Beatles4life

Why do so many people seem to think that bethesda are taking back handers from microsoft or that they just don’t care about ps3 owners. Like so many people have said they are losing a third of the possible income from the dlc and are having their reputation tarnished in the process, meaning that they will be trying to get this working to try and recover themselves. Yes it’s anoying to not get a straight answer and to not have the dlc yet but making empty threats about avoiding bethesda in the future is just pointless because 1) I bet… Read more »

Hybrid_Sausage
Hybrid_Sausage

Well that’s it then. Goodbye Bethesda. Keeping my money I was gonna spend on the Skyrim dlc’s for GTA V next year. At least Rockstar can make open world games with dlc AND online play that wok without any problems. Bethesda appears to be run by a bunch of five year olds.

Rob
Rob

I’m not sure “Pete Hines” actually exists. I think he may just be a basic chatterbot programmed with nothing but phrases like “no news yet”, “when I know more I’ll tell you”, and variations thereof.

The big a
The big a

Why do they bother trying to surprise us with what dlc were getting it’s pointless, frankly if I don’t get dawnguard then what have they been doing all this time.

George
George

This is ridiculous. I’ve always loved the games that Bethesda made and we’ve been waiting for this DLC for almost 5 months and Hines still gives the same answer to everything we ask. “Oh we’ll let you know.” WELL LET US KNOW NOW, THERE IS NO EXCUSE WHY IT SHOULD TAKE THIS LONG TO RELEASE ONE DLC.

Danny
Danny

Okay any good part of logic will tell you if Bethesda had problems with Dawnguard they would solve the issue before making more DLC it’s adding more wood to the fire. There is most likely going be a GOTY edition released which you guessed it is going to cost a lot more than buying the DLC. They seem to embarrassed to come out and say “Yeah our staff aren’t trained enough and we tell you tales to increase sales” As look at many developers with cross platform gameslike Ubisoft, EA, 2K etc and they may have issues but they 9/10… Read more »

Eam Dominus

Use the money you would have spent to get the PS3 Skyrim DLCs and buy Dragon’s Dogma instead.

Nick S.
Nick S.

Luke said: “hey i know you’re mad but you can’t assume that future bethesta games will suck.”

Of course you can. It is not only a reasonable thing to “assume”, but it is wholly pragmatic unless you just like to throw money away on inferior products.

After having been burnt, is it unreasonable to assume that sticking my hand in the fire again will have similar results?

Cassie
Cassie

This angers me beyond belief. I paid good money for Skyrim, and was hoping that I would also get to take part in playing Dawnguard. I was lucky to not have as many problems with Skyrim as other people have. But I’ve only played Dawnguard ONCE, on my boyfriend’s Xbox 360. I’m literally moving on to other games because I’m sick and tired of waiting for Bethesda to get their act together. What is even more insulting is the fact that they do not give any answers to the questions we’ve been asking. I am not wasting anymore time on… Read more »

Ian
Ian

What a shock they really are taking the piss now but come on guys we all knew they would do this.

Givingtwo Cents

Dawnguard is DLC of the year? Microsoft buys them awards year after year. Bethesda knows they don’t deserve it, but they take the awards anyway, away from other companies that deserved it more.

HopeDLCCOmesout
HopeDLCCOmesout

“Sweet mother, sweet mother, send your child unto me for the sins………..” Bethesda you have another chance……………….

totem4563
totem4563

This is really beyond of being dirty, if Bethesda have enough time to come out with exclusives for Microsoft then why don’t they have enough time to tend to the problems with the ps3 dlc problems? This shows that Bethesda is at a level with Activision or Sega, that they don’t care about their fanbase and also they refuse to take the time to fix the current problems on one console. PS3 is difficult and they managed to port it to the PS3, but the fact that they refuse to take their time of fixing the dlc problems and worrying… Read more »

Me
Me

Everyone just keep spaming hines, and will only quit when we have all 3 dlcs.

An ex-Bethesda fan
An ex-Bethesda fan

Bethesda make fantastic games which gives me huge respect for them. They then proceed to screw over 2/3 of their player base (though PS3 is worse off – I feel for you guys), simply because Microsoft gave them some money. Did they not get enough? Does customer satisfaction mean nothing to them? Surely the money gained from PS3/PC players buying the DLC far outweighs whatever Microsoft paid. As far as I can tell, they’re simply doing it out of spite and selfishness.

They need to pull something big out the bag before they become a respectable company in my eyes.

RAGE
RAGE

let go copy and paste all this on bethesda website over and over and over till it crashes their website

superhatebethesda
superhatebethesda

bethesda is too far suck up mircrosoft ahole to care about pc users let alone ps3 their laughing thier heads off as they tourture us

hatebethesda
hatebethesda

beathesda is too far suck up microsoft ahole to care about pc user let only ps3 their torurturing us and they know it and dont care

Ste
Ste

The fact of the matter is , the open world genre is alot bigger than what it used to be , and there’s companies that make similar games to Skyrim that treat ALL consumers with respect and honesty, eventually alot of people will refuse to buy another Bethesda game , not too mention the lawsuits Bethesda will come up against if DLC is not released and the game isn’t fixed PROPERLY.What i’m trying to say is eventually (hopefully) they go bust , lose all their money and soon after they will realise that Microsoft will ditch them even faster than… Read more »

luke
luke

don’t blame bethesta blame those Microsoft A holes

luke
luke

those xbox dirtbags

Dr. No
Dr. No

To all the PS3 users saying things like: “I will never buy another Bethesda game blah blah blah”, why are you on a Skyrim DLC info page? Move on already. I’m more tired of your juvenile bitching than the release delays!

lelouch
lelouch

It is to late for Bethesda most of fans base on the PS3 is gone if Bethesda did get the DLC’s to work on the PS3 they still have a long ways to go to get there fans back. If Bethesda wait any long it would be the worst mistakes for a company lost any more fans would mean lost sales in the future. Bethesda made so many mistakes one is when they ported the game, two is when they trouble geting the first DLC to work on other consoles, third mistake is continuing to make more DLC when left… Read more »

luke nuke
luke nuke

i bet XBOX is bribing them to keep the DLC away from PS3. XBOX is just jealous about how awesome the PS3 is.

PissedMAN!!!!
PissedMAN!!!!

Well Bethesda I guess capcom is the way to go for RPGs now. Dragons Dogma was awesome. No it’s not skyrim but at least when that game goes in my ps3 I know what’s new and when it’s coming out. And we get it on time!!!

William Surrett

You know this is starting to become very F’n irritating. I mean they cant even release the small “Hearthfire” DLC to ps3 players? why not? its a small file and would give us ps3 users something to do while we wait on the other DLC’s… give us the 5 dollar dlc for free and give us more accurate information! either its coming out or it is not… its that simple. I am usually a very patient person… but leaving all us ps3 players in the dark is not good business and shows us all disrespect. we bought your product! i… Read more »

OniZenBuddha
OniZenBuddha

Maybe someone close to the studios should grab the ceo of bethesda by the throat and demand that they do their f***in’ job and not be a ps3 hater lol

Bom Kitinan

I dont F U ing care about bethesda and their product anymore i have moved on , What is bethesda again doesn’t ring any bell is it a whore name or something ?? LOL

Irybell
Irybell

Well I’m done. It was nice spending money on you on these years Bethesda. Sure one lost costumer isn’t too much for you to care about but I’m done with your products. It was fun while it lasted. Honestly I don’t even care about getting the DLC at this point, I just wanted some honesty from them.

Reece
Reece

Screwed again, I was wrong they would make the same mistake twice, or is it the third time now I’ve lost track.

googergieger

I kept putting off selling my Skyrim copy on the off chance they’d make the DLC free, but at this point I don’t even care if it is. It is beyond insulting at this point. They don’t care and neither should we. I’m going to sell my copy of Skyrim and move onto another game and studio that cares.

josh
josh

I’m not getting my hopes up because if they are so intent on getting DLC to ps3 as they so claim then where did they find the time to create a new DLC and one that is bigger than the one we’re waiting for I might add seems a little pathetic to me

DragonSlayer
DragonSlayer

wheres my DLC bethesda? im still f#cking waiting

Craig Noneman
Craig Noneman

I am a PS3 owner. I played Fallout 3 for the first time 3 years ago and I have been a fan of Bethesda ever since. I played and loved Oblivion and Fallout: New Vegas. I pre-ordered Skyrim for PS3 and bought it at midnight when it was released. I knew that Bethesda was notorious for making games with a lot of bugs, but I was too excited about the game to care. I can’t believe how many technical issues have plagued me since I bought this game. Bethesda should have been sued; when they released the game, which cost… Read more »

badwolves
badwolves

and also there ps3 is highest fan than xbox 360 fan

David Goichman

I would like to hire the Dark Brotherhood so much right now….

BUGthesda
BUGthesda

so yea, id love to know how to get in contact with the higher ups in bethesda. id like to verbally rip their anus’. Ps3 owners do not deserve to be shoved aside like this. If they were smart they’d halt production of dlc’s untill previously released dlc’s are released for ps3.

timberwolf
timberwolf

This is ridiculous. Ps3 users constantly screwed. They screwed us over with oblivion dlc, then said this time we’ll get dlc with skyrim-but no. Just more lies to sell the game. I find it hard to believe they are having tech issues to the point of not knowing if they can make it for ps3 Five! Months! Later!

Sam
Sam

This is really boring now, there are other amazing games for ps3, time to move on & shelve skyrim for the forseeable.

Mous Fraoula

Bethesda you dirty little whore you did it again…

Jake Booth

I already threw my PS3 Skyrim game in the trash……after I pissed on it. F*** the losers at Bethesda! I will never buy a game from them again.

Eric Youngstrom

F U Bethesda.

TuxedoCartman
TuxedoCartman

Pete Hines really needs to either be fired for being the secretive, withholding douche that he is…or he needs to quit, if Bethesda is putting him in the spot he’s in now with being a PR person not allowed to say anything. Either way, Hines just needs to go away.

Meximo1233
Meximo1233

God, I love Bethesda but I feels it’s one way. I’m not sure if I’m going to be buying their games for a while if this is what I can expect.

casper13rocks
casper13rocks

to me someone say close to release means within the next week 2 weeks tops why should ps3 owners have to continuly waight for information tell us what the hell close means

cool cat
cool cat

lol

Blackout
Blackout

He knows he’s just been told what he can and cannot say.

Jkercenneck
Jkercenneck

I am a die hard Bethesda fan and a TES fan. I just wish they would say whether or not PS3 owners like myself are getting any DLC content to be more precise Expansion DLC not just ” Armour,weapons,etc,etc” All I believe PS3 owners ask for is a detailed anwser not a beat around the bush anwser.. I understand everything is hush hush but damn

Tarisac
Tarisac

They’ve screwed ps3 users for far too long, and its a shame that they have some of the best games. I’m a bit afraid of whats going to happen with fallout 4 = /

Robert
Robert

Hines dosen’t seem to care about Playstation 3 fans. 🙁

Andrew Leitch

You know, if this had been a distribution company, showing preferential treatment to a client, they could be sued by their other clients. But because the manufacturer chooses to support PS3 and PC at its leisure, its somehow immune to this kind of thing. 😛

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