Sony working closely with Bethesda to get Skyrim PS3 DLC ready

As you may have heard, Bethesda is having quite a bit of trouble getting their expansion packs to function acceptably on the PS3, and it has caused numerous delays. While Dawnguard released for PC and Xbox 360 back in June, it is still missing in action on PS3.

Similarly the latest pack, Hearthfire, is available on 360, but there's no release date in sight on PS3 (and PC for that matter.) However, according to Sony, they haven't abandoned the idea of getting the DLC on PS3 eventually, and they are currently working on resolving the issues with Sony's PS3 developer support teams.

"We work with all of our partners to try and solve their problems," Sony vice president Adam Boyes told Kotaku. "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."

Last month, Bethesda reportedly said that there was a possibility that the PS3 may never get Skyrim DLC, but apparently they (and Sony) aren't willing to give up without a fight.


  • VooDooDevil1369 - September 11, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    Okay so let me preface this with the fact that I do own both a PS3 and an Xbox and have played many of the same games on both consoles; and other than their console exclusives, PS3 does not work well period. It streams my media well, I can watch blu-rays no problem, but playing a game is another story all together. You can't always blame only the developers, i'm not trying to suck Bethesda off here they make mistakes, but the PS3's core architecture and components do not make the powerhouse that it was promised to be. When there are SO many poor ports for the PS3 you MUST look at the hardware itself. Again i love my PS3 the exclusive games are AMAZING, but i choose Xbox/PC for everything else.
  • Cloudiology - September 11, 2012 10:36 a.m.

    maybe if developers stop half arsedly porting their shiny 360 version and instead built the game on the ps3 strengths we wouldn't see so many low framerate, high load times, bllshit games
  • VooDooDevil1369 - September 11, 2012 12:06 p.m.

    My point being that if that is how a lot of developers approach development on the PS3, that is indicative of the ENTIRE development process on the PS3, it says more about the system than it does the developers; but that's just like my opinion... man.
  • Child Of Death - September 11, 2012 4:43 p.m.

    I have plenty of multiplatform games for the PS3 and they run just fine. If everybody else can get their games working on the PS3, why cant Bethesda?
  • sugaplz - September 11, 2012 12:44 a.m.

    Sorry Bethesda, you f***ed up big time. Not gonna pay for this dlc anymore IF it comes out.
  • Shinn - September 10, 2012 11:41 p.m.

    I'm not much of a ps3 gamer, but I'm glad someone is taking responsibility for this. Bethesda really dropped the ball with Skyrim, the way they've treated the ps3 community (and to a lesser extent my beloved pc community) has been appalling.
  • cwdd47 - September 10, 2012 9:17 p.m.

    My excitement for these DLC's have passed. Even if they make it to the ps3, I'm going to pass, unless they're free, which they won't be.
  • interasteral7 - September 10, 2012 7:17 p.m.

    In my opinion, Bethesda, you are close to being one of the disappointing developers along with Blizzard and Bioware.
  • Child Of Death - September 10, 2012 6:53 p.m.

    Im sorry but if Bethesda dosent know how to develop for the PS3 by now than obviously they are terrible game developers.
  • ParagonT - September 10, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    Reap what you sow Bethesda.
  • aberkromby - September 10, 2012 6:12 p.m.

    Bethesda sucks ass... None of their games have ever run well, and now they apprantly can't even get their dlc to run at all.

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