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Bethesda Cagey About Skyrim DLC on PS3

Posted by Sammy Barker

What's the problem?

Microsoft’s exclusivity deal with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is up, which means that last month’s Dawnguard expansion can finally arrive on PlayStation 3. That is, if it’s actually in development.

“We have not announced Dawnguard for any other platform, nor given a timeline for any such news. If we have news, I promise I'd tell you,” said Bethesda marketing man Pete Hines in an ominous statement on Twitter.

Acknowledging his poor choice of words, the executive promptly added: “I was simply stating that expecting something today is unfounded. Not that news is never coming.”

PS3 owners can instead look forward to the game’s 1.7 update, which includes mounted combat and plenty of bug fixes. The patch is due out “in the coming weeks”.

[via joystiq.com]

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ShogunRokAdmin

#1

ShogunRok said:

Bethesda just continue to annoy PS3 users, really. Honestly their lack of communication with the fanbase is atrocious.

evildevil97

#2

evildevil97 said:

Frankly, the game is so broken that adding new features instead of fixing the old ones is kind of insulting as well. At least I now know not to buy any other Bethesda games.

Splat

#3

Splat said:

I can't tell you how many times I have thought about getting this game only to get something else out of fear of all the bad things I have heard.

ShogunRokAdmin

#4

ShogunRok said:

@Splat If you're set on getting it, it would be best to wait for the inevitable GOTY version, which should come with every available patch. After my experience with Skyrim on PS3, I find it extremely hard to recommend the game to anyone on that platform.

If you can, it would be far better to get it on PC. The problems on PS3 have been lessened over numerous patches, but they still exist. I have a feeling the DLC is just going to bring a lot of them back - specifically the memory problems that cause huge frame rate drops and crashes.

Sakura_Moonlight2421

#5

Sakura_Moonlight2421 said:

I have the game but has yet to play it. I'm just waiting for the sliver bullet patch that keeps things normal in order to play. >3< Too bad my laptop and desktop can't play it with its chipset I would totally trade it in for the pc version.

Mandoble

#6

Mandoble said:

I really wish they figure out how to aleviate the problems with the PS3 memory banks. I finished this twice on PC and was going to buy a PS3 specifically to play it on the big TV, but after reading about the issues I bought a 360 with the Skyrim and Kinect past week. For me this game is a definitive system seller and a must for every big console (WiiU included), Bethesda has a gold mine with it and official DCLs as long as the game runs fine on all the platforms.

Zergling

#7

Zergling said:

@Splat
Don't give bethesda your money. You would not purchase food from a restaurant that burnt all of their meals because the cook does not know what he is doing. Why purchase a game from a company that does not know how to program.

ztpayne7

#8

ztpayne7 said:

@Splat Don't listen to all the negative reviews. The game is great. I don't think I like the guilds as much as I did in Oblivion, but I feel like a lot of the aspects of the game are better in every way. People are saying not to throw your money towards Bethesda, but if you want the most for your game, I think Bethesda is actually a smart idea. Would you rather put your money in an 8 hour game or 200 hour game? There are some compelling games worth your money for that timeframe, such as the Uncharted series...but for the amount of time spent per game, Skyrim is number one.

Also, I'm hoping they are taking so long with the DLC because they're making sure they don't release a broken version.

Kage_88

#9

Kage_88 said:

Bethesda is beyond a joke.

They have flat-out admitted that they knew of Skyrim's PS3 problems during the game's production, but they didn't bother to fix it. They said it was only a "small percentage" of machines; as if that justified their actions. PS3 owners were screwed over - plain and simple.

Skyrim itself is also a farce. The glitches the game posesses are simply non-acceptable - and no amount of patches can change that fact (literally - they keep adding MORE glitches!). The fact that it was praised so much whilst recieving so many awards baffles me to no end. I suppose people just like broken games.

Bethesda - you can suck it. I'm through with your glitched, crappy games and your disgusting business practices.

Mandoble

#10

Mandoble said:

Consider that these problems doesnt exist on 360 and PC versions and from there come the awards.

falcon_d_storms

#12

falcon_d_storms said:

@Kage_88

You really can't figure out any reason besides "people like broken games"?

Here's an idea, maybe people like Massive Open World Free Roam Single-Player
Sandbox Roleplaying Games and Bethesda is 1 out of 1 companies that make them.

Oh my, they didn't miss a potential problem before releasing Skyrim. Whatever. People would have complained just as much if they didn't get Skyrim on the date they were promised.

falcon_d_storms

#13

falcon_d_storms said:

@Sakura_Moonlight2421

There will be no silver bullet, nor will one be needed. All games have glitches, the bigger and/or more complex the game, the more glitches there will be. Don't let the internet rage make you think there's anything more than that going on. I've got 500 hours in this game so far. On PS3.

Splat

#14

Splat said:

I'm sure I will end up getting it in the end. I will just wait till I find it real cheap somewhere.

falcon_d_storms

#15

falcon_d_storms said:

@ShogunRok

Bethesda's behavior on this matter is quite preposterous. Wait until the 26th to say anything, and then say something so ambiguous that no one knows if the add-on is even coming for PS3/PC? Somebody needs to be fired.

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