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Bethesda Comments on PS3 Dawnguard

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After what's been nearing a month of silence, Bethesda releases a statement concerning the PS3 version of Dawnguard following the Hearthfire announcement.
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Although Skyrim's first DLC, Dawnguard, hit the Xbox 360 in June and the PC in early August, PS3 users are still without even a tentative release date. As the weeks have worn on, PS3 gamers have become increasingly disgruntled with the poor communication and handling of the situation by Bethesda (Skyrim's developer).

Following the announcement that Hearthfire will be released on the 360 September 4th, tempers flared as PS3 users flocked to leave angry remarks regarding the situation on Bethesda's blog and forums. Following the quickly increasing amount of consumer backlash, Peter Hines of Bethesda released a statement via twitter:

We are working on multiple projects, even beyond those two things [Dawnguard/Hearthfire]. We're disappointed too, but we're keeping at it. I continue to do my best to get info and something to update folks with. When I get something I can share, I will.


Microsoft's exclusivity agreement with Bethesda guarantees a one-month early-release on the 360 for Skyrim's first two DLC packs. Dawnguard's exclusivity ended July 26th, and Hearthfire's will end October 4th. Should more DLC be released, Bethesda will be legally able (though not obligated) to release it concurrently on all systems.

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Good luck Bethesda. With me at least, Dawnguard will have competition with the Rocksmith Bass DLC and the Dark Souls "Prepare to Die" expansion.

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Ha, I hadn't even noticed that, but you're right. Couldn't be more appropriate.
I feel bad for everybody who didn't get Dawnguard because it really was good, but the problem between xbox and PS3 is that PS3 generally has free internet usage and doesn't opt out for those special release deals, just hooking up with downloads etc. Xbox, for whatever reason goes "hard in the paint" when it comes to DLC and exclusive releases, they take the cake by working up semi-insane contracts allowing their fan-base to get their stuff early. an example was (and it's a little blurry) but DICE hooked up PS3 and PC users with The Close Quarters DLC sneak-previews before Premium was announced, along with the 2 week premium period began.I don't personally feel either is better as they both have their ups and downs, just now adays I feel the PS3 got screwed over because of the major differences over PC and Xbox. This is because PS3 is Sony, while PC and Xbox are Microsoft made. Oddly enough, also, again going by memory, I'm pretty sure that most of not all of the multi-platformers have contracts with Microsoft for things.Don't know how this got so long but I just feel bad that PS3 users are suffering, but Bethesda is good at what they do and... well coding is not an easy thing, it's 99% problem solving, with no direction. It isn't easy to explain but it isn't easy to fix certain problems, or things like that, sich as the PS3's supposed Skyrim memory errors.

I feel bad for everybody who didn't get Dawnguard because it really was good, but the problem between xbox and PS3 is that PS3 generally has free internet usage and doesn't opt out for those special release deals, just hooking up with downloads etc.

Dark Souls exists for a reason. I can patiently play that while I wait for Dawnguard, and can patiently play Dawnguard while I wait for the "Prepare to Die" Dark Souls expansion. It's mutual, see.
makes plenty sense. and don't worry, there may be spoilers, but if you eer want DLC info, I got your back xD
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