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Don’t expect Dawnguard or Hearthfire DLC on PS3 any time soon – Skyrim’s Dragonborn takes priority

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There’s been an on-going kerfuffle this year over the release of downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PlayStation 3, the biggest issue being that it hasn’t been made available yet.

Sure, Dawnguard and Hearthfire are both available for Skyrim on Xbox 360 and PC, but when it came time to launch on PS3, Bethesda ran into a multitude of issues that caused the content to perform in less than an ideal fashion.

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We’ve been promised before that both pieces of DLC are a top priority for Bethesda and that news of the content on PlayStation 3 was coming soon, but following the release of the latest Skyrim DLC on Xbox 360, Dragonborn, it appears as though Bethesda’s focus has shifted.

Writing on the official Bethesda blog, and with regards to Dragonborn’s release on PS3 and PC, the developer said:

“… we’re hard at work to make this content available early next year on PS3 and PC. On PS3 in particular, we turned our attention to Dragonborn, as we thought it was the best content to release first, and we didn’t want folks to wait longer. Once it’s ready to go for everyone, we’ll continue our previous work on Hearthfire and Dawnguard for PS3.

“Each one takes a lot of time and attention to work well in all circumstances and all combinations of DLC. Once we have a better idea of release timing and pricing, we’ll let you know.”

Have you been waiting for the release of Dawnguard and Hearthfire on PlayStation 3? Would you rather see Bethesda release that content ahead of Dragonborn?

What do you make of the studio’s sudden change in focus and what are the real prospects of the previous content making it to PS3? Is the developer trying to sweep it away to focus on the future?


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