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Bethesda Still Struggling with Dawnguard DLC on PS3

Posted by Sammy Barker

No solution in sight

Bethesda has warned that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC pack may never release on PlayStation 3. The content launched on Xbox 360 earlier this year, prompting the developer to release a statement noting that it was having difficulties with the PS3. Those issues are ongoing according to the company’s community manager, GStaff.

"It's been a few weeks, and we wanted to make sure everyone knows where we're at with Dawnguard [on PS3]. Skyrim is a massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources, and things get much more complex when you're talking about sizeable content like Dawnguard. 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.”

Skyrim suffered from a number of serious technical issues at launch, which Bethesda solved with subsequent patches. However, it sounds like those same hiccups are causing headaches with the DLC.

If there’s a silver lining, it’s that Bethesda's decided to hold back the content rather than release it. Launching Skyrim in a broken state was a grave error, so at least it’s taking the time to ensure the content’s quality here – even if it may never actually release as a result...


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User Comments (6)



Samholy said:

awww, but i want it !!!!
but they can take their time. im off with skyrim, and i got a lineup of games to play for a while so....
i can wait for a long time, and when it comes out, it will refreshen the game.

but please,they must release it eventually !



Sanquine said:

Bethasda delevering games with a lot of bugs... DLC of fallout 3 was the worst ever..



ShogunRok said:

The problem is they released a fundamentally broken game in the first place. Building anything on a broken game is just going to make it more broken. To be quite honest it's preposterous to think that they're actually professional games developers when they allow situations like this to actually happen.

This whole fiasco has been nothing short of insane



Ginkgo said:

Spent 180+ hours playing Skyrim on PS3 and loved "almost" every minute of it. The major patches were released and the major problems solved by the time I got to it.
I am hopeful that they can solve the issues and it will be released. Would love to play it. But I can wait. Many other things to play...

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