Bethesda: Skyrim DLC for PS3 'close'

Elder Scrolls V publisher thanks fans for patience, says missing DLC for PS3 and PC is coming soon.

The wait for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim add-on content for the PlayStation 3 appears to be coming to a close. A tweet from Bethesda last night said the company is "close" to bringing the missing downloadable content to the PS3, as well as the PC.

"To update: we're also close on new Skyrim content for PS3 and PC," the tweet reads.

Bethesda also thanked fans for their patience, adding that it thinks players will find the wait to be worth it.

"Thanks to all our fans," a second tweet says. "We think you'll love the new stuff. We know it takes us time and thanks for all your support and patience."

Bethesda has released two expansions for Skyrim to date: Dawnguard and Hearthfire. Both packs are currently available for the Xbox 360 and PC, and in August, a Bethesda representative said potentially unsolvable issues may keep the Dawnguard expansion from ever being released for the PS3.

On Monday, Bethesda confirmed the rumors of a third expansion, announcing the $20 Dragonborn add-on to arrive on December 4 for the Xbox 360. No mention was made of a release for other platforms.

For more on Skyrim's first two expansion packs, check out GameSpot's Dawnguard review and previous coverage of Hearthfire.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Letho3334
Letho3334

For Talos just release it already, there already been more than one month since the xbox release.

2saugat
2saugat

Nobody cares about the PS3, release it for the PC already!

Silacio
Silacio

too late for me... moved on to the 360 version. bethesda and ps3 just don't mix well....

Skitter121
Skitter121

I completely see where your coming from but your still missing one thing you pointed out all the major issues going against the PS3 gamers (which I am one) and pointed out 1. This is Beshthenda's second game for ps3 so they don't know how it truly is for us 2. You said yourself, IF they put the time in so it works DECENT then we should support them, now normally I would agree with you (by the way Im talking to MeatBag_Wamo) but think about this, Besthenda's only other game Fallout 3, the game had a $hitload of PS3 exclusive glitches, bugs, and dumbed down graphics. Not to say that the Xbox didn't have any either but it was fantastic in comparison to how well they worked. And 3. We've been waiting a pretty damn long time in comparison to the Xbox which came out MONTHS before us and still hasn't been released, not to mention now after all this time they tell us Dawnguard through all the "time and effort" they put into making it compatible it may simply never be released? I say thats a big load of Bullshit, if it were a compatibility issue they would have known right away whether or not it could be put onto the PS3 and if it can it wasn't due to legal issues they have people for that, it's because they don't give a rats ass about us, even if they do eventually give us what we've been waiting for it won't be worth it, it will be filled with tons of extra game breaking glitches and bugs, that is a fact. Not to mention Hearthfire the second DLC we were promised which docent even add massive new locations or game changing mechanics, it's a god damn house! I swear they're just screwing with us. Anyway there you go MeatBag and anyone else reading this, I hope you all now realise just why the content coming soon to us true gamers may just be all bells and whistles

MeatBag_Wamo
MeatBag_Wamo

Everyone fails to realize that Skyrim is the SECOND PS3 game that Bethesda ACTUALLY DEVELOPED! Their first was Fallout 3. Oblivion was ported to the ps3 by 4J Studios, and Fallout New Vegas was developed by Obsidian Entertainment.

 

I personally thing that Bethesda was rebuilding the engine and DLCs to work better for the PS3. I also have a feeling that they might release the missing DLC as a bundle for PS3 users, but they might have to jump through some hoops to do so.

 

I have a PS3 and an Xbox, and I have been with Sony longer than Microsoft. I do understand what you are going through. I wish Bethesda could be more transparent about what's going on, but there could be legal issues preventing them from doing so. If Bethesda is taking the time to make sure that their DLC will run decent/well on the PS3, I wouldn't be complaining, I would be supportive.

Bethesda likely had Skyrim running very well on what little amount of PS3 they had for testing, but those were likely right off the assembly line or in pristine condition. If this is the case, there would be no way they could have caught the bugs and glitches that were present for most PS3 users.

 

Please be a little more considerate, understanding, and patient. Try to put yourselves in their shoes. This is the first game engine they built, the second time they've developed a game for the PS3, and Sony purposely made their system hard to develop games for. http://news.cnet.com/sony-ps3-is-hard-to-develop-for-on-purpose/

MightyPhumbaba
MightyPhumbaba

am i the only PS3 user thats not demanding a discount ??? makes me sad . im actually pleasantly surprised by their attention to us and telling us straight instead of what they did with FO 3/NV . i actually have a little restored faith inthem. yes i REALLY want my werewolf tree but if it makes the game far too buggy i rather them leave it out. but if they got it fixed great ! no since in getting anal cause it didnt get here when i wanted. 

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

Sure hope when it DOES come out, after Sony helps Bethesda along, that there's some sort of small discount. Maybe PSN a bundle... all three expansions, if they all hit the store, for $30 bucks, or 33% off. 

 

Either way, I admit, I'm a bit disgruntled, but Skyrim is still a solid game that I'm enjoying... not GOTY material, mind you, but fun. 

CBW1074
CBW1074

Why would they mention PC if dawnguard is already out on it? Makes me wonder if this is even dawnguard...

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

At this point, I think it is just too late to get excited for this. Damn shame.

tgwolf
tgwolf

If you can't keep the game under an M-rating, don't bother soiling my PS 3 with it...

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

I hope all the PS3 Skyrim players can get their DLC soon.  They dont really deserve this.

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

Here's hopin' Sony helps these shmucks. I've found better ways to spend my saved Skyrim DLC money, on competent developers such as Gearbox, but I'll give them another chance if it comes out at half price on PS3 and PC.

rasterror
rasterror

I hope Sony fixes their RAM issue with their next console.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

I'm STILL playing Skyrim so hell yeah I'm excited for this.

OreoPoptart
OreoPoptart

Thank you Bethesda. I'm never gonna buy any game made by you guys any more. simply because RockStar games are 100X better than yours 

mtait01
mtait01

too little too late, I've moved on to many other games

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

Don't blame Bethesda, blame the Ps3. (And yes, it's the only console I have)

myusernamestole
myusernamestole

I was upset for a while. But then I realized that I don't know anybody that still plays skyrim. I watched some dawnguard on my friends 360. I can live without it.

TTDog
TTDog

No rush... unless a lot of GS users are liars they'll have ditched their copies by now anyway swearing never to touch any game by Bethesda ever again.

Maize84
Maize84

Their tweet says content, not DLC.  Pete Hines has stated that the words add-on content, on the back of the box, doesn't mean DLC.   Unless they say, Dawnguard, hearthfire, then most of the people following this will just assume it's another lackluster patch, maybe with some super new kill cams.  ::yawn::

beddominator
beddominator

PS3 users, now you can fight for the way Bethesda stole your money, by sign in the above petition.

Xfighterleader
Xfighterleader

 @Rivboets7 OK then if PS3 owners don't deserve the Skyrim DLC then XBox owners don't deserve any DLC. It's stupid to say things like that. I own all 3 systems and didn't get the news of XBox exclusivity until after I purchased the PS3 Skyrim. I could have assumed it would happen but I was hoping it wouldn't and now several months after the PC and 360 releases PS3 owners now get it. I have several friends who own only PS3 and can't really afford to run out and get a 360 of upgrade their PC to play a version of Skyrim they should be able to play already. ALL GAMERS DESERVE FAIR TREATMENT.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

 @Drkr_Zen gearbox competent ? i had to stop playing borderlands 2 because i lost all my progress/unlocks due to a known issue, one character is stuck in the second playthrough and cant advance to end game, also the game freezes during loading screen , so much for competent :D

vecryn
vecryn

 @rasterror It's rumored that the next console will have 8gb of ram and a lot are complaining about it saying how it's overkill.  Not sure why people would complain about a system having 8gb of ram but if it does that issue is fixed for you.

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

 @rasterror More like, I hope Bethesda gets their act together by the next gen. I'm not sayin' the PS3 is easy to develop for, but plenty of other developers have had no trouble with getting their DLC out on all platforms simultaneously and with few bugs.

electro57
electro57

 @rasterror Meh, everyone knows about this already yet Bethesda is the only company that cant figure it out after this system's 5th year in existence.  

 

 

-KyoKi-
-KyoKi-

 @rasterror Most likely will. What many people didnt know about this dlc, is that it requires more than 256mb of ram. Which is why it's a big problem getting it on the ps3.

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

 @OreoPoptart

 They make completely different games, I love both comapaines the same

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

 @SythisTaru that would be true if it were more than just bethesda and their crappy engine that had issues on it.  given all of these years and all of these games later it cant be the ps3 thats at fault.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

 @TTDog i havent , just uninstalled it to make space for new games and kept my saves backed up

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

 @Maize84 what other add-on content is their that the ps3 is missing besides hearthfire and dawnguard?

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

 @Xfighterleader 

No, I didnt mean it like that.  I meant they deserve to have the dlc on time along with the other platforms.  I own all 3 to.  Sorry about my comment I didn't really see it as a PS3 hate comment.

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

 @AmnesiaHaze Sorry to hear, but sucks to be you... I've known them to be a developer that releases well priced DLC with tons of content on time for all platforms, release polished games with very few glitches that affect a very small percentage of people and aim to fix whatever is wrong with their games quickly... unlike Bethesda, on all accounts. 

rasterror
rasterror

 @electro57 Have you ever played Rage on the PS3?  It takes around 10 seconds for all of the textures to fully load.

arizothwow
arizothwow

 @-KyoKi-  @rasterror mmmmm really? well i wonder how much ram does it require to run MGS4, i dont think its the console its the company who probably are busy on other projects rather than focusing on perfecting one.

 

thats why i play games like world of warcraft, its the same game since it came out but they have spent all this year making it better, they didnt stop with vanilla wow they went beyond that and.

 

Bethesda just doesnt care on making their games perfect as long as people buy them. (thats why their games suck balls)

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

 @eddyoshi  @OreoPoptart True, but they also make similar titles... each developers' mainstay series, Fallout/TES and Red Dead/GTA are all open world titles. 

 

He may have been making a correlation between the two based on that... or he just randomly picked R* as a superior developer/his favorite much in the same way that I mentioned finding a better way to spend my Skyrim DLC money on a competent developer... meaning Gearbox, by the way.

-KyoKi-
-KyoKi-

 @leviathanwing  @SythisTaru The problem with the ps3 is it's OS and the way it uses ram. The ram is split, which in turn is causing problems. If the ps3 had access to all of the 512mb of ram, Bethesda wouldn't have these problems and you wouldn't see as much fussing as you do now.

TTDog
TTDog

 @AmnesiaHaze From the lack of abuse for my comment I'd say you probably weren't one of those abusing Bethesda as they keep delaying the PS3 DLC release.

 

I do love the irony of so many PS3 owners though, as they refer to the Xbox as a PC-Lite machine but they're the ones who have to install games on their console to work.

DEagle267
DEagle267

 @Chaos_Dante_456  @Maize84 That's all that's missing so far. Dragonborn dlc releases next month but 360 first again so not sure when ps3/pc date will be.

LadyBolt
LadyBolt

 @HipHopBeats  

 

I've played with both on a pc and I love the addition of my own home, (hearthfire was where that was added?) and that made that expansion completly worth it for me :)

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

 @rasterror  @electro57 That's a bit of an exaggeration. Texture pop in was terrible across the board... but it took maybe 2-3 seconds, 5 at most. 

rasterror
rasterror

 @arizothwow  @-KyoKi- comparing a multiplatform game to a game specifically designed for one console doesn't mean anything.  It takes around 2 GB to run Skyrim smoothly on my PC on settings that match the 360 and PS3's video. Evenwith the 360's 512 MB RAM the game tends to stutter a little so imagine how bad it performs with only 256 MB to work with.

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

 @TTDog  @Atheno Fitting it onto one dvd is one of the things that ruined it though. The audio compression...ugh...so bad...

TTDog
TTDog

 @Atheno  1) Bashing? Nope, just pointing out hyprocracy.

 

2) Nextbox using Blu-Ray? Merely guesswork unless you've heard something we haven't... keeping in mind that Skyrim itself fits easily on one DVD with room to spare whether Blu-Ray is needed is open for debate.

 

3) I'd suggest getting your machine checked out then, I've never had an issue playing off disk with my old white style 360 that's coming up to 5 years old.

Atheno
Atheno

 @TTDog  @AmnesiaHaze

 That was kind of an unneeded bashing don't you think? Installing games to the hard drive is an issue with the blu-ray player being a slow speed, nothing else. Mind you, the new xbox will be using blu-ray too. It is possible that all next gen consoles will have to install. Either way, I install all my XBOX 360 games to the hdd anyway, because it runs like crap if you don't.