Finally Skyrim PS3 players can rest in the knowledge that patch 1.7 will be available on their platform today, although this is for the UK and Europe considering the US has already received the update. It’s not completely clear why Europe had been delayed, but it seems like there had been approval problems with Sony in Europe.
When Bethesda’s VP of marketing submitted a message on Twitter you could see the words were chosen carefully, and Pete Hines used the word “expected” Monday just in case they hit any issues, which is certainly something PS3 owners are used to. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 1.7 update should read as v1.6 on the PlayStation 3, and this is thanks to Bethesda combining two updates into one for this platform.
You can see the Tweet in an image below and no matter how careful Hines had been with this tweet, it had to lead to questions about Dawnguard on the PS3 and claims that Bethesda favors the Xbox 360 platform. This saw Hines return to a defensive stance again, and saw him explain that they’re “equally as unhappy” that Dawnguard is not on the PS3 yet.
Hines logic makes sense but PS3 users are still upset — yesterday we published an article that explained how some gamers are shunning other Bethesda published/developed games thanks to the situation with Skyrim DLC on PS3, and while this seems a little extreme, it is just one way certain gamers are handling the lack of communication from Bethesda and updates on just where they are with the fix.
Another tweet from Hines in reaction to this latest Skyrim PS3 patch said “The truth is I’d prefer to get it out to everyone because then fans are happy and we make money. Win win.” This logic makes sense and it also shows that Dawnguard will be coming to the PS3, although when the release date will be is anyone’s guess.
Are you happy that Dawnguard will eventually make it to the PS3?