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Skyrim PS3 empathy requested for Dawnguard DLC

There is no doubt that PlayStation 3 owners want the truth about Skyrim Dawnguard DLC on their platform, although a few things are clear now about the PS3, Pete Hines, and how the typical gamers feels about the lack of downloadable content on one of the platforms. We are going to see some new content land on the PS3, but we are yet to see if it will include Dawnguard or Dragonborn, and the fact that the third Skyrim DLC is exclusive to Xbox 360 has only irritated some PS3 owners.

Let’s clear up the Hines situation with details on Skyrim Dawnguard for PS3 — we’ve seen a number of tweets from Bethesda’s communication guy over the last couple of weeks, which have clearly shown his strings are being pulled and what he wants to share and is allowed to are two different things. Pete Hines knows a lot more than you think, and he might even know if Dawnguard will ever make it to the PS3, but he’s not allowed to tell Twitter users anything more than has already.

One of the recent changes on his Twitter account showed a move to more personal tweets, and a status that explained it is his “personal twitter account” as well, so while you’ll still get tweets like the one below, he’ll only be able to announce the exact Skyrim PS3 DLC when he’s been told it’s ok to do so, which we were promised a little while ago now. The tweet below came after one PS3 user pointed out that it must be hard for Hines with some of the messages he receives on Twitter, but it also touched on the need for empathy when it comes to how PS3 users must feel after content continually landing on XBox 360 without anything for PS3, especially the Dawnguard expansion.

Hines shows us in the tweet above that he can only check on details for PS3 users, or maybe check what he is allowed to share with the public. Do you think the key failure is with more insightful communication, and if Hines is being told he can’t share what will really happen Skyrim DLC for the PS3, which considering confirmation 10 days ago explained “new content” for PS3 it might mean Dawnguard never makes it.

Bottom-line: The lack of Skyrim progress reports for Dawnguard on the PS3 means that either it’s never coming, or Bethesda really are missing the point when it comes to what gamers want, and that is “clear communication“. You can also read about the Skyrim 1.8 patch that has gone live for Xbox 360 console, and to make things worse has not released on the PS3 as of yet. Do you have empathy for PS3 owners?

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.

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bringthetruth
bringthetruth

Bill Gates:What if we gave you monie$ and you bring all the dlc to xlost and refuse to create dlc for PEEASS3?
Bethesda:$ur£
Bill Gates:*proceeds to deliver the monie$
SONY:D’oh
PS3 Users:Fck
PC Users:I don’t give a anus about DLC’s mod’s ftw!
And this is what happened dear people.

Aaron Roberts

Everyone, stop hating Bethesda. They’re trying, and I’m sure everyone’s moaning and complaining isn’t helping. Don’t sue Bethesda for something they CAN’T HELP. Everyone think, the time Bethesda spends dealing with lawsuits is time that they could be working on the DLC. I’m tired of everyone whining and moaning about the DLC.

I Heart Gaming
I Heart Gaming

Berenskin First off from a specs standpoint the Xbox is inferior to the PS3 but in that case so was the PS2 in relation to the Xbox and Nintendo Gamecube. But I am sure you still purchased a PS2. Fanboyism aside I agree with your post it is sad that PS3 owners have yet experience the Dawnguard DLC. I feel Bethesda should give it away free to all PS3 owners when it is FINALLY available. I love Skyrim!! I have it on 360 as well as PC. I have all the systems 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, etc and I… Read more »

Givingtwo Cents

?What the hell is Todd Howard and Bethesda doing?

Nathan the Former Dovakin
Nathan the Former Dovakin

speaking from a standpoint of a ps3er who played oblivion and bought skyrim day1 (most if not all of us) I have lost faith in Bethesda’s lack of transition after an entire console’s lifetime and still we are plaqued where lesser developers have more success in bringing their PS3 fans their money’s worth with need for little or no apologies. And if there are problems, lifespans are limited due to the necessity for the continued fanbase’s loyalty. No game should disregard a console(s) so blatantly unless that game is from Nintendo (we expect that). No amount “free DLC” or rewards… Read more »

TESFan
TESFan

So the xbox is getting another dlc while the PS3 users are being left out.. again… This is just ridiculous. If you don’t like a particular console as a company at least have the balls to come out and say it publicly. This is why I’m switching. Not to an Xbox (been there done that, never again) but to a gaming PC. Then I can just download community made content. The sad part is that a ton of the quest/content adding mods are actually of better quality then Bethesda’s own work. More unprofessional activities from Bethesda, what a surprise.

James
James

skyrim is one year old and i am sad to say that its the reason i will never buy another bethesda game ever again. now im not just saying this because of the dlc im saying this because it made me realize all the bethesda games that i have that i can barely play fallout 3 and new vegas freeze every hour, skyrim was barely playable the first month or two of release the updates came so few and far apart. im not buying a xbox just to experience the same crappy game play on a different console if bethesda… Read more »

Ken
Ken

Dawnguard was released back in June and here we are in November. I own a PS3 and at this point I do not really care if it is released at all. A lot of XBOX users are probably bored with it by now as well. The game is old now, keep it and enjoy.

JDM
JDM

well no point in buying bethesda games. There’s allot of good game to choose from, why put up with this bs.

Fear is Chaos

I’m just going to throw this out there, since no one (as far as i can tell anyway) has asked this question, but why in the hell are XBox users posting on a PS3 Thread? I mean really? nothing better to do?

Rohan
Rohan

Boners and more boners

cademan
cademan

personally i don’t mind how long it takes as there are more games then skyrim and i don’t blame any1 as it gets you nowhere, people need to understand how complex technology really is and you can’t create a perfect game, movie etc. it’s not realistic atall i say take as long as you want bethesda and sony and we’ll have to learn patience.

cchiu
cchiu

fixed? fool me once shame on u, fool me twice shame on me!

Corey Schulz
Corey Schulz

PS3 has great exclusives. Sure, I want the Skyrim DLC, but not having all of the great PS3 exclusives that we have (like Disgaea!) would suck even more than not having the DLC.

Roger Cunningham

Aww. I am a ps3 fan. I have always played playstation. My best friend plays xbox. The dawnguard is not worth this lame discussion. The only plus is you get a crossbow and 20 mins of a new quest. Not worth buying a lame xbox 360. Playstation is by far way better than xbox. Quit b-I-t-c-h-in

#exelderscrollsfan
#exelderscrollsfan

The whole ‘ps3 skyrim has bugs’ answer does not hold water with me. I have had the collector’s edition of Skyrim from the off and that has barely any if indeed any at all of the bugs people have been talking about. Bethesda dont want to release PS3 content it’s as simple as that, they didn’t for Oblivion and they dont now. I didn’t mind for Oblivion as we did get Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles through the GOTY edition. Now however I am steaming mad. I have not played a single second of Skyrim or any other… Read more »

Andrew Pike

I think what’s happening over at Bethesda is dictatorship by Zenimax who OWNS Bethesda Game Studios it’s sad if we are living in a democracy shouldn’t Peter Hines be allowed to tell the truth? but NOPE as along as Zenimax saids “NO Peter, No Peter stop it you can’t say that!, Peter you can’t share this just BS your way through” you know what I WANT A TWITTER MESSAGE BY THE CEO OF ZENIMAX ON THIS SUBJECT it’s sad that Peter Hines is a tool

kent
kent

i been waiteing for so long my rage just gone up
(sorry for my taping)

kent
kent

how come it takes so long like 5 months for a shitty dlc with a short story line yea they add some new stuff and quest to pay the time the dlc is to easy if thier haveing problems with that i say thier going to have problems in the future

Loz West

Similar thing happened with Fallout 3, Microsoft bought out initial release rights on the DLC and then PS3 users got hold of it 6 months to a year later. DANGIT!

Givingtwo Cents

People who owns Xbox has never done any research before they spent $300 on a game console. Most likely Xbox users has never paid attention in class, cuts school and never do their homework. Older Xbox owners are all high school dropouts and is a little ignorant on the side. I spent four days studying whether to purchase an Xbox 360 or a PS3. I talked to people and discussed it online. PS3 came shining through and beat the Xbox by several miles. Right now I’m already comparing Xbox (720) versus a PS4. Looks like Sony pulled another one with… Read more »

Brian Gibson

but here’s the thing, why would somebody say we’re very close keep checking in, we’ll let you know. I think they’re really working on it, they’re just not sharing anything until they’re allowed to. A lot of people have expressed their feelings to Betheseda and I think they finally listened to people. I wouldn’t be suprised if they did something like the pc version and said hey dawnguard is available immediately on the psn

Daniel Smith

There once was a man from Nantuket,
Who liked scraping the barrel and the bucket.
With his hearsay and rumour Its far past good humour
Who on earth keeps employing this duckwit?
Seriously though I’m curious to know if it gets boring copy and pasting the same speculative articles that have been doing the rounds these past few months?

Giorgio Campeon Bertoni

someone wealthy get a law suit going against Bethesda please or use the money for people in NY do to danm Sandy. thank you “the rich”

Andrew M
Andrew M

I heard the reason why this started is caused Bethesda created the PC and Xbox versions them emulated the 360 version to PS3.

Jacob Makeyoufamous Hast

I am very angry with the lack of DCL’s or updates that Bethesda is holding out on PS3, I have been following Bethesda all the way from Daggerfall, Fallout etc. I just wish they would make this fair by having PS3 and Xbox the same on the DLC’s/ Updates. I could be wrong but I love all of the games produced with Bethesda, but if PS3 doesnt get the content this might make my taste sour.

Lace
Lace

Xbox guys on here are being extremely stupid. Yes, let me buy a new system and game for some $20 dollar DLC. Screw the fact that I don’t cae for other games on the system. Let me sink all my money there. Its just so convenient. Xbox users who say just buy the xbox,stfu.

Greynorth
Greynorth

Oddly enough I no longer think it is a matter of ‘it just won’t work for everyone guys!! >:C’ as several of my Xbox playing friends have reported the DLC to have broken their games. I’m starting to believe more and more that this is some sort of marketing scheme devised between Microsoft and Bethesda. Naturally, since the third DLC is exclusive to Xbox and all DLC is released first on the Xbox, one who is a big fan of Skyrim would want the system just so they can actually play it with the extra content. More Xbox’s are sold,… Read more »

Stones
Stones

Xbox threw a bag of money in front of Bethesda and told them to keep their mouths shut, that’s the truth.

no1much

wow , the DLCs are just so awesome in there awesomeness that id be really upset if i couldn’t have them , but i can and i have , thank god i bought an xbox !

Derrick Helaire

The proof is evident in most new games released for the ps3. Now black ops 2 has a problem with freezing. We’re nearing the end of this generation of consoles and the reason is simple the better the games get because the devs are starting to push the potential of the system the worst the ps3 experience becomes. Why do you think they started on the next Gen so early. They recognize that their system was good out the gates but not for the long haul. Xbox created a brand new batch of 360 to counter this problem of longevity… Read more »

Me
Me

No big deal, ps3 user the xbox guys still gotta pay for it, its not free for them. Save your money-or spend it on a used game, much more conent for yur buck.

Berenskin
Berenskin

There is a myth going around that the PS3 RAM configuration is the problem -obviously not. Other games with DLC have played fine. The fact is the programmers on the Skyrim project screwed up, they’ve admitted it! The team Sony sent to fix it are fixing it and I’m sure Bethesda are not very pleased at that team that launched a fantastic game full of bugs. So not only has that team necessitated a bunch of patches but have also stuffed the PS3 compatibility coding side. An unnamed ex-Bethesda source predicted these problems before Skyrim’s release. On a related note;… Read more »

Cathal
Cathal

I don’t know who to blame but Bethesda’s lack of communication is what is driving me crazy. Like why can’t they be strainght with us and say PS3 won’t be getting it if they can’t get it working. Seriuosly Bethesda grow a pair and just tell us the truth

FunnyGuis
FunnyGuis

I own a Xbox 360 so this is not much problem for me, but i think what could be happening is Bethesda are trying to avoid a class action law suit by any wealthy disgruntled PS3 owners. The fact that on the back of the PS3 Skyrim case clearly states “game content download”. Content is added features, a patch is a patch that fixes some existing features (cannot be counted as content), Bethesda cant get out of the fact that no additional content has been released on the PS3. The only thing stopping a law suit is the fact that… Read more »

TONY
TONY

i mean really a whoe year its been out and no DLC for ps3????? what is going on with playstation first Skyrim now COD Black ops 2, i really loved Skyrim but with all this mess its no wonder people are switching to Xbox i really like my playstation and played it since the PS1, if matters dont resolve i will have no choice but to switch to Xbox… cheers playstion for showing how much you really like your fans i am so FED UP

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