PS3 users who have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Skyrim's DLC are now able to download the first of the three upcoming installments. Patch version 1.8 (1.08 in-game) was also launched alongside Dragonborn earlier today, and introduces the following bug fixes alongside prepping the console for the much anticipated DLC.
Patch 1.8 Bug Fixes
- General memory and stability improvements
- Fixed rare crash when using vampiric grip
- Fixed issue where Arnleif and Sons Trading Company could become permanently locked
- Fixed issue related to duplicate NPCs
- Fixed rare issue where exterior door would not open properly
Following the release of Dragonborn are Hearthfire and Dawnguard, each staggered from the other by a week.
Release Dates (North America)
- Hearthfire releases Tuesday, February, 19
- Dawnguard releases Tuesday, February, 26
- Dragonborn releases Wednesday, February 13
- Hearthfire releases Wednesday, February 20
- Dawnguard releases Wednesday, February 27
- Feb 12 2013 04:03 PM
- by David
Following a long and rowdy wait, PS3 and PC users were finally treated to a statement in December that pegged the release date of the missing Skyrim DLC in "early 2013." Bethesda has now released a follow-up statement that provides more details on the expected arrival date of February.
PC: On Tuesday, February 5th, Dragonborn will be available on Steam, including the English, French, Italian, Spanish and German versions of the content.
PlayStation 3: Dragonborn will be the first add-on arriving on PSN in February. Hearthfire will release next, followed by Dawnguard, and all three should be out in February. The 1.8 update will also release, just prior to Dragonborn. We’ll keep you posted as release dates get finalized both on our end and with Sony for each and its various languages. Last but not least, each one will be 50% off during their launch week on PSN.
Although the PS3 is still without a solid release date, Bethesda is acknowledging its mistakes by offering the DLC for 50% off during its first week. A not so subtle ploy to win over the disgruntled among us, maybe, but it is a positive first step in the right direction.
Following the fiasco that has seen over 7 months of delays, broken promises, and pessimistic twitter statements, I personally vowed to never purchase the DLC when (or if) it ever released on my PS3. However, the launch discount is tempting - how often do you see reduced prices on Bethesda DLC? Oblivion's Shivering Isles, widely considered the gold standard, can still be found on PSN for $30. If you ever plan on purchasing this content, the launch week would appear to be the time.
Following their official announcement of Skyrim's upcoming DLC, Bethesda has released new never-before-seen gameplay-images of Dragonborn.
The first features a burly Nord braving the harsh winter elements with a companion.
Frank looked out over the majestic rocky hilltops bathed in the grandeur of the falling snow... And he thought of nothing, because he is a pixels. Wait, what?
Image number two features a bustling community we've never seen before. Boy, doesn't that architecture remind you of a previous TES game?
Don't worry, I'm sure Dragonborn isn't all about the scenery. What would the TES series be without eccentric, non-human NPC's? I can feel the glare from this guy right through my screen.
Dragons. Dragon Priests. Dragon Priest shrines. At this point it's all so old, yet looking at this next image brings me right back to the first time I watched the original Skyrim trailer.
The eccentric looking monsters may make you look around for Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning.
HOLY SHIT YOU CAN RIDE DRAGONS. But that's old news. You already knew that. Right? I hope so. Either way, this screen shot has us excited.
I'm not positive what this mutated cockroach has to do with anything, but I can't wait to find out! Please have a voice actor.
That's it for this series of screenshots! Stay tuned, we'll keep you up to date with the latest news all the way up to Dragonborn's release!
They say where there's smoke, there's fire. The old adage couldn't have been more correct, as rumors we reported several weeks ago have been confirmed: Skyrim's next DLC installment is Dragonborn.
Bethesda officially announced the new DLC on their blog, along with this trailer.
Dragonborn is reportedly rather substantial, and will be priced at $20. This is the same as the original price for Dawnguard, and four times as much as the smaller Hearthfire DLC. What makes this DLC so substantial, you ask? The following can be seen rather plainly in the trailer.
- Dragon Mounts - Yeah, it would appear as though you are finally able to ride dragons!
- The "original Dragonborn" is going to be the main subject of the plot. Yep, you're not the only one.
- New armor and weapons, including spears.
- New, exotic looking enemies.
- Several new locations. One rumor has the DLC set in Solstheim, a location in Morrowind.
The DLC is due out on December 4th on the 360. There's no official word on when the PC or PS3 are expected to see the additional content, but the PC has regularly followed the 360 by a couple weeks. Although PS3 users have yet to get their hands on either Hearthfire or Dawnguard, rumors claim that the upcoming 1.8 patch introduces several fixes that will prep the PS3 for compatibility with all DLC. Stay tuned! We'll keep you posted.