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Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC might not make it to PS3, despite Bethesda’s best efforts

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Players of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PlayStation 3 (that includes me), you had better sit down for this: Bethesda has revealed that the game’s previously released Xbox 360-exclusive downloadable content, Dawnguard, might not make it to your platform of choice.

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Posting on the official forums, global community leader for Bethesda Softworks, Gstaff, wrote a message to Skyrim’s PS3 players, saying:

“Earlier in the month, we provided an update on Dawnguard’s status for PS3,” the post began rather solemnly.

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

The developer claims to have tried “a number of things” to work around the ongoing problem, “but none of them solve the issue enough to make Dawnguard good for everyone,” writes Gstaff.

“The PS3 is a powerful system, and we’re working hard to deliver the content you guys want,” the post continues. “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.

“We wish we had a more definitive answer right now. We understand the frustration when the same content is not available on all platforms. When we have an update, we will certainly let you know. We deeply appreciate all the time and support you have given us, and we’ll keep doing our best to return that.”

What do you think of this news, PS3 owners? Is this a good enough answer for you or do you think there’s more that could be done to get Dawnguard out on the system?

Where’s John Carmack when you need him?


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