Skyrim Dawnguard DLC arrives on PC

There was a bit of confusion earlier this week when the 30-day exclusivity agreement that Bethesda has with Microsoft for Skyrim's DLC expired. We expected to see it launch immediately on PC and PS3 once Bethesda had the opportunity to do so.

However, that ended up taking a little longer than expected on PC, and we're still waiting on the PS3 version. Today saw the launch of Dawnguard on Steam, but Bethesda says they're not quite ready to release the game on PS3 yet. 

"We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard's performance on the PS3," said Bethesda on the company blog. "We would like for everyone to have a chance to play Dawnguard, but we aren’t going to release it for PS3 knowing that some people’s experience in Skyrim will be worse. We do everything we can to have our content available to all; from our free updates, to user mods, to paid DLC. We’re as disappointed as our fans when that isn’t the case, but we’ll continue to push for that reality."

Skyrim ran into a whole wealth of problems when it first launched on the PS3, and now it seems Dawnguard is giving them some trouble as well. We're really starting to wonder what it is about the PS3 that just doesn't agree with Skyrim.


  • Shinn - August 4, 2012 7:23 p.m.

    I was thinking about getting this, despite Bethesda's comments, but then I noticed that this dlc expansion is 24.99 USD in NZ. Even though it's only an extra 5 USD, I don't feel like supporting this dlc if it's not going to be fairly priced.
  • db1331 - August 3, 2012 10:17 a.m.

    They lost a sale for me with their month+ delay. Considering how we've had a great deal of the content in the patch (dragon bone weapons, arrow smithing, werewolf perks, `showracemenu) for several months now, I don't think I need to spend $20 on this. I'll get it for $10, if at all.
  • larkan - August 3, 2012 7:40 a.m.

    Wait, $20 for DLC that could be made through mods? LOL, thanks but you can keep it.
  • seanpolley - August 3, 2012 7:27 a.m.

    I'm tired of Bethesda's bullshit. They always release a buggy product. No one else seems to have as big of issues as them when making a PS3 game. Its been out for nearly a decade now. If you haven't been able to adapt by now, then the failure is with you, and not the hardware.
  • KnowYourPokemon - August 3, 2012 7:26 a.m.

    "We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard's performance on the PS3," After seeing what Skyrim was like on launch for PS3 I'm a tad frightened to know how bad something has to be for them to say they're not impressed with its performance...
  • seanpolley - August 3, 2012 7:31 a.m.

    Seconded completely
  • forestfire55 - August 2, 2012 6:26 p.m.

    Makes me wonder if they just tested it on the ps3 the day before release. I love you bethesda, but you seem a little bit sluggish on these problems...
  • Gex4212 - August 2, 2012 5:01 p.m.

    The problem is they are trying to do a straight port which everyone knows always causes issues
  • Zeedar - August 2, 2012 10:46 p.m.

    Like you could possibly know their porting process.

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