Skyrim: Hearthfire now on PC, Bethesda 'still on' PS3 DLC

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's latest DLC expansion Hearthfire has gone live on Steam, but things look no better for PlayStation 3 owners still waiting for it and Dawnguard. Hearthfire opened for sale on PC yesterday after a month of Xbox 360 exclusivity, and Bethesda vice president of public relations Pete Hines took to Twitter to communicate with perturbed PS3 players.

"I don't have any info on Hearthfire, Dawnguard, or DLC in general for PS3," Hines said. "We're still on it. Will share update when I have one." Sony is assisting Bethesda in getting the DLC up to snuff on its console, but Hines said ultimately the responsibility falls on the developer. "It's our problem, and it's on us to solve it."

Hines said both Dawnguard and Hearthfire have been stuck in limbo because of unsatisfactory performance when running on PS3. That particular version of the game has played host to a whole suite of undesirable console exclusives, with save glitches and steadily dropping framerates emerging after its November 2011 release.


  • tehtimeisnow - October 7, 2012 5:11 p.m.

    I have learned to wait a long time to buy games by Bethesda. Fallout New Vegas was a buggy mess, and I've had horrible experiences playing Skyrim on PS3. I don't really care for the DLC, but I can understand how it adds even more anger to us PS3 owners who get shafted by them.
  • wholemkt9 - October 7, 2012 7:42 a.m.

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  • lordghen37 - October 6, 2012 8:33 p.m.

    God Bethesda, with all the brain power your company has at it's disposal, you'd think patching up Skyrim would be a breeze on the PS3. You cant blame hardware issues for lazy programming.
  • austinjm92 - October 6, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    Um, wow. You literally just spend over 35 seconds staring at the Nails, not doing a single thing. Seriously o.O that was painful. The DLC looks pretty cool itself though. Might get it, but there's plenty of player houses to download off the Steam Workshop that are more interesting.
  • mbavalo - October 6, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    Wow, well once Bethesda is done PS3 owners should get either one DLC pack for free or a price drop for both. No way would we have to wait this long for DLC for a game that was practically broken when it came out.. although it still is a cool game. Sony should reconsider the Cell processor thing in their next console.. it is costing too many things
  • brickman409 - October 5, 2012 6:12 p.m.

    well at least they're taking the blame for it
  • db1331 - October 5, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    I think they should just release this and Dawnguard as is, and make it free. Not only could it not possibly make player's on the PS3 games much worse, but it would be a decent "Our bad" from Bethesda for all the bugs they shipped the PS3 build with.
  • Fhiend - October 5, 2012 4:57 p.m.


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