Dawnguard for PS3/PC not announced after 30 day Xbox exclusivity expires. 'WTF' says the collective PS3 and PC-owning world

Xbox 360 owners have been enjoying Dawnguard for a month already. Meanwhile, PS3 and PC owners have been gritting their teeth and doing their best impression of patient people as they waited for the 30 day exclusivity deal to lift so they could get in on the action. Only... the time's up and there's no release date for either platform. Incredulous, they turned to Bethesda on Twitter and demanded to know when the expansion would be released for their machines. Here's what they were met with:

That's from Bethesda's own VP of PR and Marketing, Pete Hines, whose curt remark instantly sent said PS3 and PC owners into meltdown as they boggled at the thought of the expansion never actually coming to their platforms at all. And with good reason - look at that last bit. "If we had news, I promise I'd tell you". That's 'I'd' as in 'I would, not 'I'll' as in 'I will'. Surely the inference there is that there isn't any news but if there were any, we'd be the first to know?

Throwing a modest mugful of water on the blazing inferno, Pete then added:

Phew. But also, crikey. So the expansion hasn't been officially announced for PS3 and PC (though everyone assumed it had - surely that's the whole point of the reported 30-day exclusivity deal?) but will probably/possibly come along at some point. Just not right now.

Above: This is what you're missing out on. Getting smacked in the face by Mumm-ra

How do you feel about the wait? You'll either be jumping up and down in elation if you're from the Xbox 360 camp, or gnashing your teeth and saying 'bite me' in a clever, vampire-related insult if you're playing Skyrim on PS3 or PC. Let us know in the comments.


  • mockraven - July 30, 2012 6:45 a.m.

    The thing I find most interesting about the XBox 30-day exclusive stuff is that the XBox 360 brand is owned by Microsoft (MS) and the PC game requires MS Windows OS. In the end, the stuff's so "exclusive" that part of MS is left out! On topic, I wonder why the VP didn't say that the other platforms would get the DLC eventually. Even if it's not ready for release, I'm sure the fans would at least like the assurance that there are at least *plans* for release on their consoles. Maybe they have some "amazing" announcement or trailer planned, but I figure they'd have that out on the 31st day after the 360 version's release.
  • comaqi - July 29, 2012 10:32 p.m.

    I would like to give Bethesda a massive fuck you. So fuck you Bethesda.
  • Nikku7 - July 29, 2012 9:25 p.m.

    It must just be because the xbox 360 is superior to PC and PS3.... try saying that with a straight face. All joking aside, the xbox 360 version probably sold the most, but I still see no reason for bethesda to neglect capitalizing on Skyrim as much as possible. I bet we'll see it eventually.
  • tehtimeisnow - July 29, 2012 8:39 p.m.

    its cuz they now that ps3 is a garbege system so there not wasteing there time makeing anything for it anymore and is concetrateing only on xobx now
  • Moondoggie1157 - July 29, 2012 8:03 p.m.

    Bethesda acting indifferent? Who knew?
  • Robosnake - July 29, 2012 6:32 a.m.

    How come Bethesda couldn't have mentioned any of this during one of the commercials or game previews of this game. There were hundreds of chances for them to say, "We'll release a better, more stable version on the xbox 360." I've got all 3 systems(PS3,360,pc), but had more space on my PS3 hard drive when Skyrim came out. If had at least known the monumental screwing they were giving the ps3 users, I would have bought accordingly.
  • PS3Gamer - July 29, 2012 4:56 a.m.

    So let me get this straight, Xbox gets it First, We wait another month (As if we havent been waiting for skyrim DLC) Exclusivity is over, No News, but im sure it will be out on The first of Agust, -Wensday-, But we stoll have to pay 20$, And PC Gets it free?, We've been treated Like Shit.
  • NullG7 - July 29, 2012 1:49 a.m.

    Yes the 30 Day Exclusivity Expired for Skyrims Dawngaurd DLC as did any PC/PS3 Gamers who held their breath waiting for it.
  • mubobi7593 - July 28, 2012 8:29 p.m.

    I'm in a third camp: I play Skyrim on the Xbox and think this is horseshit! There shouldn't be any reason why only one of three platforms gets Dawnguard.
  • FlagrantPilgrim - July 29, 2012 4:02 a.m.

    Thanks dude. I'm pretty much PS3-only myself. I wish that we could just do away with exclusives entirely. I'd like to talk about Infamous or Uncharted with my Xbox-playing friends, and they'd like to talk about Halo or GoW with me.
  • talleyXIV - July 28, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    (I own a PS3 and also PC game, but I only have Skyrim for PS3.) The fact that this is 360 exclusive is fucking crazy. Everything should be ported from PC, the PC version should have had this way before 360. Bethesda, if you don't want to lose a fanbase, you might want to start working. Hey we all need money, so taking a deal that pays you money to give more time before releasing a DLC on other consoles is fine... but when you don't make it available in less than a month, you are off your fucking rocker. Remember that this series started on the PC and if it had not been successful on the PC your greedy company would not be here today.
  • Bluracoon - July 28, 2012 9:55 p.m.

    If PC games have been ported to consoles most of those consoles don't get all if any the PC versoins DLC not to mention the wider based modded games. So of your going to get pissy and stomp your feet when a console see's exclusive and the precious PC and PS3 don't it's time to wipe your tears and check the strenght of your fandom. See you on Elder scroll's online.
  • sondre - July 29, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    i think its just bullshit that the pc should get it first... you have mods and steam work shop! nehiter the ps3, i am a ps3 owner but all consoles ha issues but i think the ps3 had the wost whit the inasne frame lagg xbox had just a few texture issues... i do not relly care who get it first but what i do care about its they said its a 30 Day Exclusivity but why would they have a 30 Day Exclusivity if its not going to release to other platforms? but the exclusivity is over so we ar suppose to have dawnguard.. but we dont have it so that is shity of Bethesda to do this, and the worst part is that the Bethesda company owns just ps3 an pc.. so what ar they doing? but fucking bill gates.. (sorry for the bad english, norwegian arent the best english writers
  • talleyXIV - July 29, 2012 1:23 p.m.

    @Bluracoon, I am not even going to humor you with a response. I don't know what kind of message you were trying to send but I am sure that I am less intelligent for reading your comment. @Sondre, yes the PS3 version did have a lot of lag.... but doesn't that mean they should try to make up for it? "Oh sorry we released a broken game, here is that DLC when you actually thought it would come out."
  • Bluracoon - July 29, 2012 6:40 p.m.

    @talleyXIV, Trust me when I say everyone is less intelligent from your OP, Just reading a bunch of pissing and moaning from children leaves everyone with glazed over eyes.
  • AuthorityFigure - July 28, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    I believe it's coming - it's just not ready to be talked about. They can't commit to a comment when they haven't made enough progress.
  • OohWiiUILookJustLikeBuddyHolly - July 28, 2012 3:31 p.m.

    Funny seeing everyone have a bitch about exclusive DLC when a few years ago the PS3 fanboys shit the bed when DMC and FFXIII was coming to the xbox and some of you PC assholes lost it when Crysis 2 was multiplatform (and any other game for that matter).
  • nutterbaby8mmm - July 28, 2012 5:31 p.m.

    The PC complaint is very valid. When PC games go to console, the PC version suffers horribly.
  • OohWiiUILookJustLikeBuddyHolly - July 28, 2012 9:37 p.m.

    What PC exclusive has suffered from going multiplatform?
  • nutterbaby8mmm - July 29, 2012 1:49 p.m.

    Crysis, FEAR, and any game that had dedicated servers but future versions turned into a shitty console port, which is almost every FPS nowadays. Console gaming is just bad for the PC. The problem is that is where the money is. Since console games sell more than pc games, developers think that PC games should be more like console games, which is so wrong.

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