Posted by Raine Hutchens on Aug 31, 2012

Dawnguard For PS3 Still Up In The Air Due To Technical Issues

Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC has still not been released yet for the PlayStation 3 and players are more than a little upset. Bethesda just announced a brand new batch of DLC coming for the Xbox 360 while they haven’t been able to deliver to their PS3 fans. A new update from the developer further continues uncertain fate of the DLC on Sony’s platform.

Bethesda posted a statement on their official forums regarding the DLC and the technical issues the team is still having with trying to get it to run properly. Some of the comments from the post hint at the PS3’s memory usage as an issue as Skyrim is a “massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources.” What’s the worst thing to take away from the post? It looks like Dawnguard isn’t the only DLC that the developer projects to have problems with. This means further content could, and most likely will see issues just like these.

Here’s the note from the official post:

Earlier in the month, we provided an update on Dawnguard’s status for PS3.

It’s been a few weeks, and we wanted to make sure everyone knows where we’re at with Dawnguard. Skyrim is a massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources, and things get much more complex when you’re talking about sizable content like Dawnguard. We have tried a number of things, but none of them solve the issue enough to make Dawnguard good for everyone. The PS3 is a powerful system, and we’re working hard to deliver the content you guys want. Dawnguard is obviously not the only DLC we’ve been working on either, so the issues of adding content get even more complicated. This is not a problem we’re positive we can solve, but we are working together with Sony to try to bring you this content.

We wish we had a more definitive answer right now. We understand the frustration when the same content is not available on all platforms. When we have an update, we will certainly let you know. We deeply appreciate all the time and support you have given us, and we’ll keep doing our best to return that.

Right now the future remains unclear. It’s disheartening to see that Bethesda is having so many issues bringing DLC to a platform that many of their dedicated fans use every day. I’m hoping for some bright news in the coming days, but right now we don’t really know what will happen.


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