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]