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Skyrim Dragonborn DLC Coming to PS3, Dawnguard and Hearthfire Postponed

/ Dec 7th, 2012 18 Comments

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dragonborn expansion

Skyrim Dragonborn expansion

PlayStation 3 players received good and bad news this week. The good news is that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim expansion Dragonborn will be available for both PS3 and PC players early 2013.

The bad news is efforts to bring Dawnguard and Hearthfire DLCs to PS3 have been halted. In order to bring PS3 and PC players the glory of Dragonborn, Bethesda announced they would be postponing further work on the previous Skyrim DLCs.

Bethesda explained why the developer would be focusing heavily on Dragonborn instead of the previously released DLC in a post on their official blog.

“We thought it was the best content to release first, and we didn’t want folks to wait longer. Once it’s ready to go for everyone, we’ll continue previous work on Hearthfire and Dawnguard for PS3. Each one takes a lot of time and attention to work well in all circumstances and all combinations of DLC,” Bethesda said on the Bethblog.

“…we’re not done with content for Skyrim. When we’re ready to share more details, we’ll update everyone,” Bethesda concluded. All too familiar words for the PS3 player.

Since the Dawnguard and Hearthfire DLC debacle, PS3 gamers have expressed distrust and anger towards Bethesda. Just last week Bethesda’s PR man Pete Hines tweeted hints that PS3 may soon get the DLC packs. Hines assured readers that “content was coming” and encouraged fans to “hang in there.” Unfortunately, it seems PS3 players will have to continue waiting for both content packs. Perhaps the announcement of Dragonborn availability for PS3 will bring feelings of betrayal and rage from boil to simmer. Dragonborn was released on the Xbox 360 earlier this week and many fans are claiming it is the most exciting and engaging addition yet. With assurances that this expansion will be available to the PS3 player, perhaps Bethesda can save face and bring some Sony back to the series.

PC and Xbox 360 owners have had the luxury of playing the DLCs and have little or no worry of experiencing Dragonborn. PS3 players have felt discarded by Skyrim’s maker and some have even sworn never to purchase a Bethesda game again. Some gamers have suggested the DLCs should either be heavily discounted or even free in order for them to forgive Bethesda. In light of the recent assurances that Dragonborn will come to PS3, do you feel as though Bethesda deserves a second chance? Will you purchase the expansion or demand a discount? Do you fear that early 2013 may come and go and you, yet again, are without Skyrim additions?

Rachel Gray

Rachel Gray

Content Specialist at Gaming Illustrated
Rachel is a game aficionada who lives with her tuxedo cat, Ernest. Some of her favorite things include bears, Chik-fil-a chick-n-minis, White Russians, and Silent Hill 2. When jogging, Rachel attaches her mp3 arm attachment to her wrist and pretends it is a Pip-Boy.
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  • Warrick Pumilio

    Not at all, Bethesda is dead to me. I will never buy any of their games, but I will find ways to play them. That is my vow as a disgruntled former fan of theirs.

    • Rick

      ‘I didn’t get completely overrated DLC when I wanted it, so now I’m going to pirate every Bethesda game that comes out, because I’m more important than anything else, and how dare they not operate within a time-frame I think is reasonable without having ANY knowledge of how making a game works.’

  • Cyingy

    I am one of the PS3 users who will not buy Bethesda games again. I do not deserve the crap they have dished to us both on Skyrim but on other games. I MAY get the DLC content to round out my current game, (not going to be getting it when it is initially released unless it is one heck of a sale price) but I will not invest in another game from Bethesda.
    Some will say I am punishing myself by not experiencing great games they may put out in the future, but I look at it from the angle of I am avoiding future anguish of being promised something then being ignored for months on end while others get to experience what I am being denyed. That to me is worth more than the game.
    Bethesa, your ignore tactics have driven me away, I would wish you good luck in the future, but I don’t really care any more, so I will simply say: Goodbye.

  • Dom

    Hahahahahaha ps3 people cant play games on time like their XBOX overlords! And now they cry about it! Its not Bethesda’s fault you bought an inferior system bro’s. If Microsoft know’s their consumers aren’t peasants and gets dlc rights its again not Bethesda’s fault. HAHAHAHAHAHA have fun playing after the world ends.

    • Me

      Wow you are just stupid.

    • Kiered

      You, sir, have just earned yourself an extra Chromosome! Spend it wisely!
      (I have great doubt that you even know what this means, i suggest you google it

    • KillJOY

      ^^ this dom guy..haha foreals? i have both systems. and i love my ps3 more than my xbox. Skyrim is just ONE game dont get tooo cocky…oh btw its still my ORIGINAL ps3 system, bluray, and FREE ONLINE ;). only games i have on xbox is the halo series other than that my xbox is useless to me. PC>ps3>xbox>wii simple as that.

    • Sam

      Are you sure you’re old enough to play an M-rated game?

  • Johnny

    Urghggg. Bethesda why do you do this to us Xbox players??? How is it fair that we get to enjoy this content while ps3 players don’t??? It kills us to see them DLCless… Wait. The first two dlc’s were poo poo anyway. Y’all ain’t missing much.

  • Calmerwater

    Course I’ll still buy bethesda games! They’re great. I love Skyrim, and the previous elder scrolls series – I can’t imagine my life without them. How ridiculous of previous commenters to get so wound up… it’s only a freaking game!!! So dramatic!

  • Cynder

    What level do we start the quest at? I’m only lv. 40 I’m worried I’m not high enough level yet :'( this would be bad cos I just spent £17 >:-(

  • DJ

    This is funny. There’s always something to complain about, whether a game was released too soon w/ too many bugs, or it takes longer to work them out and you people feel “left out”.

    It’s not the end of the world, you ps3 users go read a book or play outside for a change until it’s ready. Jeez, stop crying over a game, we know Bethesda games are worth waiting for and you haters are all lying to yourselves saying you won’t buy another elder scrolls game.

  • Chilled Jon

    You know what, as long as the DLC is good, I’m OK with a wait, whatever, just fix it soon and get it to PS3 before TES VI

  • Ronoc

    commenters getting worked up over game… not hating people but sort your lifes out! And FYI Dom, the world isn’t going to end you sick demented human!!

  • Nathan

    People are complaining that the company didn’t release the game for the PS3 the same time as PC and XBOX? To be honest, with all the bugs the original Skyrim game had on PS3 I’d rather they take the time to fix it before releasing it. This has absolutely no affect on whether I’ll purchase the game or not. In the end, even with the ridiculous amount of bugs I still liked the gameplay. I just set the autosave feature to save every five minutes so if it froze for no apparent reason I wouldn’t lose too much information. I was disappointed that the game isn’t released yet but seeing as how I have a life I’m not going to spend any more time than this last sentence thinking about it.

  • http://gamingillustrated.com/skyrim-dragonborn-dlc-coming-to-ps3-dawnguard-and-hearthfire-postponed/ Daniel

    I’ll believe it when I see it. There probably just going to do what they did for Dawnguard and promise that “new content” in going to be released and everyone on Ps3 will think o yea Dragonborn and Bethesda will laughing saying o you thought it was Dragonborn ha it was a patch. In turn pi$$Ing us all off again, and if it does come they better damn well give Ps3 users a discount otherwise there marketing and pr employees can go make love to themselves.

  • leonardo

    dang man i don’t really care for dragonborn dlc i prefer dawnguard for the vampire lord,Serena, and the new dlc i mean come on. plz Bethesda just give me dawnguard my hope has dimmed the more i wait

  • Vinnie Vu

    Honestly to say, I have an XBOX 360 and I’m just waiting for the Game of the Year Edition to be out, since it’s probably cheaper anyways. Don’t worry PS3 fans, I’m with you too. Besides, I still haven’t done as much as I want to on Skyrim, so it’ll be a long time before I start worrying about the DLC’s.

    Bethesda does need to get its poop together, though.

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