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Skyrim PS3 fulfilment without Dawnguard DLC

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve noticed a shift in feelings when it comes to Skyrim on the PlayStation 3 and the satisfaction felt without DLC, which as we all know means Skyrim on PS3 is missing Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn also looks unlikely at the time of writing. The purpose of this article is to point out the fulfilment we gained from playing Skyrim for more than 400 hours on the PS3 without Dawnguard or any other DLC, and we also know we’re not alone when it comes to the satisfaction this produced.

One of our readers recently summed up the Skyrim satisfaction for each platform pretty well, which they felt Skyrim on PC received some DLC and lots of mods, although they feel that some PC gamers complain about getting all DLC in a timely manner. They went on to explain that Xbox 360 gamers get all DLC but no mods, although you will find some people on this platform wanting mods. Then we finally have the Skyrim PS3 users with no Dawnguard, or in fact any DLC, and these gamers complain about getting nothing and being left out to dry.

As you can see from above, it seems that every platform has something to complain about when it comes to The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Having started on the PS3 version of Skyrim, and then after 400+ hours moved to the Xbox 360 for DLC reviewing purposes, we understand both sides of the story, but it seems like some gamers are forgetting how good Skyrim has been just on its own without any DLC.

How much satisfaction did Skyrim provide you before DLC arrived, especially compared to other games before adding DLC? After playing Skyrim on the PS3 for hundreds of hours we felt the money spent delivered, but we agree that something has to be fixed when it comes to Skyrim Dawnguard on PS3, and other DLC expected. If this is not done then you can expect a growing number of gamers to feel different about Bethesda games in the future, and how could PS3 gamers trust DLC to come to future games after the problems with Skyrim?

We found a lot of fulfilment in Skyrim on the PS3 and even with the lack of DLC, we’re sure other gamers did as well but are forgetting this thanks to their feelings of being let down by developers. If you’re a PS3 gamer, can you remember how much fun Skyrim has been without Dawnguard? It would be nice to get DLC, but we shouldn’t forget what an amazing game Skyrim is right out-of-the-box.

You can read some more details on the Skyrim Dragonborn DLC in this article, and hear about PS3 switching claims here and even some users that started using their PC here. Hines stated he has some empathy for PS3 owners 10 days ago, but also pointed out he’ll let PS3 users know more when he has it, so the wait is on.

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.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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Archangel883
Archangel883

WTH????? Are you kidding me??? Yes Skyrim is a good stand alone game, BUT I also bought the game with the expectations of DLC. It also makes us PS3 owners feel like the unwanted. You can come and pay full price for a show but you can’t have a seat where everyone has a recliner. You can ride but you have to stand at the back of the bus but be thankful you don’t have to walk. Please, this article was very insulting to PS3 owners. Everyone else has more than you but be thankful you have something!!! Really??? Here… Read more »

Rick
Rick

Has anyone stopped to think, “Maybe this isn’t Bethesda’s fault. Maybe it’s a problem with the PS3.”

Vitor Varela

they could solve this matter so easily.
Beth just needed to come forward and say “we will not be able to launch any dlc on ps3 because of technical problems” or “we wont deliver any dlc for ps3 because we have a deal with xbox360” or “we will only launch dlc for ps3 in Christmas because its when most people buy games”.

Instead they feed this growing monster of unsatisfaction with their silence.
terrible, terrible public relations strategy is what they have!

gaara1193
gaara1193

Found a solution to all my skyrim issues on ps3. got an xbox w/ skyrim and still kept my ps3 and ps3 copy of skyrim. the next idiot to say that im a traitor to ps3 or that microsoft “won”, save your reply. ill just laugh at you

Person7
Person7

Wow. Just wow. You blew my mind.

Vygramul
Vygramul

The article misses the point. Some of us made purchase decisions based on promises of DLC. Bethesda made promises of DLC as part of the marketing program. Do you think Bethesda would have sold fewer PS3 copies had they said that we would not be able to partake in the same DLC XBOX and PC users got? Yep. That $60 was not for JUST the game, but also for access to the DLC – access they never gave us. They did not deliver, and to pretend we’re not owed DLC is to ignore part of the implied contract when they… Read more »

TDub
TDub

I think this will hurt Bethesda’s sales to the PS3 market in the future. I’ve heard before thet the PS3 platform is harder to program? I don’t know if there is any truth to that or not.

The main reason to have a DLC is to keep a game being used in a console as long as possible. I also can’t believe Bethesda would lose a revenue stream, with the 3 DLC so far ( one supposedly next month) gamers will be in the game for over $100.

Dark souls
Dark souls

Being a Ps3 owner. I did like skyrim. And this situation with Ps3 DLc. Has turned so surreal. I check the internet every several weeks for any news on its release.

Still nothing. I check back in january. But no worries. I prefer Dark souls.

Redcoat91
Redcoat91

Shut up. Did something fall on your head? Why are we making nice with Bethesda all of a sudden? It sounds like you finally realized it’s never coming to PS3 and you’re just trying to make yourself feel better. Of course Skyrim is an incredible game out of box. Why else would we be so pissed about no DLC?

Nate
Nate

I feel like Bethesda should put all the DLC’s that have been published so far and offer a bundle as half off as an apology. I think it’s fair enough from a business standpoint and it gets the message off to us PS3 users.

READ HERE
READ HERE

I want every PS3 owner to grab their case of Skyrim. (Not the disc, the case itself.) Now turn it to the back. Look at the upper right hand corner. The very very top right hand corner. This is what it reads “ADD-ON CONTENT + Trophies”. I see trophies, but no ADD-ON CONTENT. As stated on the case we are suppose to get add-on content. It says there in fine print. Not “possibly going to get add-on content” or “no add-on content”. I see “ADD-ON CONTENT”. If the company cannot keep its promise of add-on content I will bring this… Read more »

Derek
Derek

I have a ps3 and I just went about 3 months or so without playing Skyrim. Just recently I picked it up again and decided to play it some more and I remembered how awesome Skyrim is even without DLC. I love the game now and it runs beautifully on my ps3, contrary to what many say. There’s so much to do and so much to explore in Skyrim and it seems like so may be missing that point. However, I still believe that it could use some DLC largely because all the DLC seems so interesting and because all… Read more »

DerkaDerka
DerkaDerka

I think they should give us the DLC for free and then put out a mod pack for the Ps3. I would be satisfied with that.

daboxofwonder
daboxofwonder

Could everyone please just listen!? Just look at how some of you are treating eachother! Are we really letting something as inimportant as dlc seperate us as gamers??? I’ve been to so many gaming sites, and it is saddening indeed to see us be seperated by this… So many arguments, and all this other crap. Just think of this, would you really be saying all the stuff some of you have said, if you met the other person in real life? I know I sure wouldn’t! We are all human, and not perfect. Neither are Bethesda perfect, nor any other… Read more »

Jaymie Fletcher

so is the DLC’s coming to the ps3 version of skyrim or not??.

Jack
Jack

I am not going to sell my ps3 to just for some dlc. I have money if they want it…..make it the dlc for skyrim available on the ps3.

aguy
aguy

PC gamer here, so you can’t accuse me of bias towards a console. What Bethesada have done, likely unintentionally, is possibly put themselves completely under Microsofts thumb, and those people switching consoles are supporting that. Microsoft made a brilliant move by doing this. They took advantage of Bethesda’s natural need for money (natural because they are a business), their lack of interest towards Sony’s console, and their inability to admit it in a timely manner when something isn’t going well. During the course of all this Bethesda have completely and utterly decimated their reputation amongst anyone other than an Xbox… Read more »

DON-EAZY-E
DON-EAZY-E

After all the crap that’s been going on with games these days i can honestly say that this gaming generation sucks.What Bethesda pulled with skyrim on ps3 is just F**ked up and I truly ain’t buying anymore of there games. I don’t give a $hit about a fallout 4 i ain’t going through another glitched mess and hope i get dlc at the same time as x-box i ain’t doing it.That’s letting me know just give up on gaming, all the favoritism over one console over the other and paying the same price for the same game is not worth… Read more »

Haha
Haha

Bethesda wants to screw over ps3 users, so be it. They will never get any of my money again. There are plenty of other games to buy. I refused to even buy dishonored because it had Bethesda name on it. I played it though. I’m just going to torrent and steal from them, now.

KUNTFaCe
KUNTFaCe

i hate this shitty website …..same news re written everyday STOP MILKING IT

dovakkin
dovakkin

how can bethesda not put dawngaurd on to ps3 software they done it withe the ACTUAL game not hattin on them just doesnt make sense

spiritreaver
spiritreaver

Mr. Chubb, i think this article is missing the forest for the trees. IMO No one with Skyrim can say that when the game was running properly, it was anything other than awesome. That is not even up for debate. Lack of DLC on the PS3 version is a whole other issue entirely. You would be remiss to combine the two issues. Let’s take me, i’ve done so much in the game over various characters, that i’m down to redoing the radiant repeatable quests ad nausea until i get some fresh content. Did i enjoy the base game? I sure… Read more »

James Murray

I remember how awesome it was, and is to this day. I’ve clocked probably 500 hours over the course of 4 different play files. I mean, I pretty much only play Skyrim. But it’s for that reason that I think we all deserve the same DLC. I am a devoted customer of Bethesda, and yet they treat me, and everyone else with a PS3 with no respect. They know that whether or not they deliver content in a timely manner, or at all, that people like myself will keep coming back to them. People claim that they’re boycotting Bethesda over… Read more »

Salty dog
Salty dog

Furthermore, even without the patches, ps3 skyrim took dozens upon dozens of hours of play to even get glitchy. Meaning of course, anyone crying about skyrim ps3 glitches already poured a couple of work weeks into the game and thereby proved their satisfaction with the product.

Salty dog
Salty dog

Hey Casper if you and the rest of your ilk could spell I may consider your thoughts, but you appear to be a BARELY literate windbag. Read a book, or at Lear put the captions on. I’m sure I’m not the only one tired Of illiteracy on the Internet.

sxs
sxs

hahaha this crappy site keeps removing my posts…..why?? nothing offensive written. Freedom of speech? accept when pointing out this site is desperately scraping the bottom of the barrel when writing skyrim stories….

Christopher Maxtone

The game was brilliant on the PS3 because it was a different adventure every day the DLC is so important for the PS3 now because Most of us have done everything

Old Skool Gamer
Old Skool Gamer

That’s like saying ice cream with sprinkles is great, but ice cream without is still quite nice. I enjoy ice cream sure – but when the person in front of me gets offered sprinkles and I don’t because they don’t have sprinkles for my particular type of ice cream – that just sucks. No matter how good the ice cream – it sucks that I don’t even have the option of sprinkles when “everyone else” does! Now I want ice cream….

Anterio Tate

[Insert comment about PS3 DLC here]

Bom Kitinan

i never did like xbox controller and im not going to switch to it No way in hell
I agree the dlc are great but the xbox controller gonna kill every joy out of the DLC !

YatesAeon
YatesAeon

It’s good to finally see a Skyrim Story that simply states: “No DLC? We don’t mind!”. I hate not having DLC, I really do! But I still play Skyrim. The company have fixed almost every issue I’ve had with it. It runs perfectly, it looks beautiful….it’s a gorgeous game. I don’t need DLC to ride out on into the sunset on my horse, to slay dragons, trolls, and all other manner of beasties. I’ll continue to harvest Troll Fat, capture Butterflies, and finding that perfect place to sit down for no apparent reason other than the fact that I can!… Read more »

casper13rocks
casper13rocks

right out the box on ps3 skyrim was bairly functioning broken piece of crap yes once it had been patched a few times it was a grate game but the fact remains bethesda has compleatly miss treated ps3 owners with lack of suport and information + 2 out of 3 platforms recieveing extra content while 3rd left high and dry this just shows how they compleatly disregard there ps3 customers i had absolutly no problem with a 30day exclusion to xbox but every day past is just a slap in the face to all ps3 owners they say there working… Read more »

Old italy
Old italy

I don’t care when i get dawnguard as long as get that is all really care about skyrim it fun as it is

Jim
Jim

Dont go looking for reasons to make skyrim on the ps3 seem like a good game for the money, because its not. Lies about dlc and a very poor port = a very dissapointing gaming experience. Period. Bethesda should be sued.

sxs5
sxs5

scraping the bottom of the barrel for a skyrim story again…….

Koda
Koda

Another pointless article title to get a view or two.

Susan
Susan

I put 200 hours into Skyrim on the PS3 and while I’m really upset about no DLC, I agree that this is well worth the money I paid for the game, so overall when I cooled down I am happy with Skyrim (just not the false promise from the developers for DLC).

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