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Sony Working with Bethesda to Solve Skyrim DLC Woes

Posted by Sammy Barker

No guarantees

While Xbox 360 owners enjoy the second The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC pack, developer Bethesda has yet to release the first expansion on PlayStation 3. In fact, the company has revealed that it's struggling to get the content running on Sony’s platform at all – an unsurprising admission considering the game’s troubled launch.

But, in a conversation with Kotaku at the New York Gaming Conference this weekend, Sony’s Adam Boyes revealed that the platform holder is working closely with Bethesda in order to get the DLC up to scratch.

We work with all of our partners to try and solve their problems. We have a big, broad dev support team that works closely with Bethesda – and with all of our partners – to work with them to solve that any sort of issues they have along the way.

Of course, I always want everything to work always for everyone. I can’t promise any kind of resolution or timeline but can say that everyone involved is trying their best to get this stuff working.

Skyrim’s first DLC pack, Dawnguard, launched on the Xbox 360 in June and PC in August. Hearthfire, the title’s latest expansion pack, released on Microsoft’s platform earlier this week. Personally, we’d be surprised if any of the content ever hit the PS3 – regardless of Sony’s input.


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User Comments (8)



JavierYHL said:

with the ps3 getting more and more popular bathesda should put more effort in their games for ps3 gamers...



get2sammyb said:

@JavierYHL I agree. And if the PS3 is such an unsuitable platform for their games, they shouldn't release them on Sony's hardware at all.



ShogunRok said:

I find it funny that they only now acknowledge they have trouble developing for PS3. The game's been a mess since launch...



Malic said:

@get2sammyb exactly, I felt I should have got a full refund because of this and if I would have known all the problems it had with the ps3 I would have just got it for xbox or not at all



Sakura_Moonlight2421 said:

I'm just going to hope they can get it stable and running. All I have is a PS3 to play that. I lack a 360 and a PC with a powerful enough graphic card to play any of the other Skyrim versions. {I think I should have asked for a new laptop instead of an iPad.....}



Splat said:

I have lost all desire to play this game, which is sad since I think I would love it if it actually worked.



Gamer83 said:

The incompetence on the part of Todd Howard's highly overrated development team is really embarrassing here. If you're a good developer you should be able to get the games running well on both machines. Skyrim isn't really that great anyway. It's not a bad game but it certainly isn't the end all, be all that some people hold it up to be.



Ginkgo said:

I am still optimistic that the DLC will come to PS3 eventually.

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