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...