Bethesda Softworks sent out the news last week that the team is still hard at work on bringing the missing ‘Dawnguard’ downloadable content to the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, going so far as to admit that this is “not a problem we’re positive we can solve.”
Over the weekend, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Adam Boyes spoke with Kotaku about the issue of bringing Dawnguard to PS3, saying that while SCE is working closely with Bethesda to resolve the issue, he can’t “promise any kind of resolution or timeline.”
According to Kotaku, Boyes specifically works with third-party developers creating games for PlayStation platforms, and following a talk given at the New York Gaming Conference this past week, the publisher relations officer told Kotaku how Sony is handling the Dawnguard situation:
“We work with all of our partners to try and solve their problems,” said Boyes. “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.”
Commenters on El33tonline have raked over the possible reasons that Bethesda hasn’t yet been able to bring Dawnguard to Skyrim on PS3 – how has this issue affected your opinion of Bethesda recently?
From the studio’s viewpoint, it was an unavoidable situation save for the fact that better management of the original game’s development could have sidestepped the problems they’re experiencing. Wouldn’t you expect better from a developer as prolific and admired as Bethesda?
At this rate, PS3 owners may not even see the release of Skyrim’s recent Hearthfire DLC.