Most developers have come to terms with the PlayStation 3’s unique architecture. Unlike at the start of the generation, it's now rare for a multiplatform title to perform significantly worse on Sony’s black box of tricks – but Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim remains a notable exception.

The title launched in a questionable state back in November, and it sounds like the developer is still struggling with the platform. Writing on its official blog over night, the studio warned that its recent DLC expansion Dawnguard has been delayed on PS3 because it's not performing to a satisfactory standard.

The developer explained:

We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard’s performance on the PS3. We would like for everyone to have a chance to play Dawnguard, but we aren’t going to release it for PS3 knowing that some people’s experience in Skyrim will be worse. We do everything we can to have our content available to all; from our free updates, to user mods, to paid DLC. We’re as disappointed as our fans when that isn’t the case, but we’ll continue to push for that reality.

Hopefully the studio can rectify the issues and release the expansion pack as soon as possible. Obviously it’s disappointing, but at least Bethesda has learned to hold back content that's in an unfinished state. We guess that’s something, right?