PS3 Version of Skyrim May Never Get Dawnguard DLC
Bethesda Softworks and the Sony PlayStation 3. The developer and console have never worked well together. Issues with the PS3 version of Fallout 3, its subsequent DLC and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has proven that Bethesda’s game engine doesn’t work well on Sony’s current system. Bethesda has since launched the first DLC pack for Skyrim, entitled Dawnguard, for the Xbox 360 in June and PC earlier this month. The PS3 version however has yet to get a release date or window and technical issues seems to be the culprit yet again.
Previously, a post informed PS3 owners that Dawnguard had been delayed for the console due to the developer being “not satisfied yet with Dawnguard’s performance on the PS3.” The performance issues are probably similar to frame-rate issues seen in Skyrim, Fallout 3 and its DLC. Bethesda has now released a new statement warning gamers that the DLC may never come to the PS3 at all. The statement says as follows:
We have tried a number of things, but none of them solve the issue enough to make Dawnguard good for everyone. The PS3 is a powerful system, and we’re working hard to deliver the content you guys want. Dawnguard is obviously not the only DLC we’ve been working on either, so the issues of adding content get even more complicated. This is not a problem we’re positive we can solve, but we are working together with Sony to try to bring you this content.
Although the statement doesn’t state outright that the DLC won’t be coming to the PS3, the lack of a release window for the DLC coupled with the recently announced second DLC pack Hearthfire coming to the 360 and PC makes the idea of Bethesda just throwing in the towel on the PS3 version more likely. Hopefully, Sony can help Bethesda give PS3 fans the content 360 and PC owners already have so they don’t feel shortchanged. How should Bethesda fix their PS3 porting problems? Should they outsource the port to another developer? Sayeth thy peace below!