Dawnguard now available on PC

First expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim live on Steam; Bethesda says PlayStation 3 version not yet satisfactory.

Forward unto Dawnguard.

The Dawnguard expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available for PC, Bethesda announced today at QuakeCon. The game's first major piece of downloadable content, which was warmly received by GameSpot and has already gone live on Steam, brings new storylines and character customization options to PC dragonborn.

The release date for the PlayStation 3 version of Dawnguard, which was first released as a timed Xbox 360 exclusive, remains unknown. Bethesda commented on its official blog that it is "not satisfied yet with Dawnguard’s performance on the PS3."

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DaedraLord01
DaedraLord01

Now I cannot wait anymore just release it on PS3 I have been waiting for it since july

dahaoleboy69
dahaoleboy69

Playing right not on my new rig, full settings, vsync 60 FPS.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Makes sense, Dawnguard on 360 has some really bad framerate drops in certain areas, particularly Falmer caves. The PS3 base game had a lot of similar issues (at least at first), so Dawnguard on PS3 would probably be a lot worse without a ton of polishing

-Jonce-
-Jonce-

I hope the PS3 Skyrim fans get Dawnguard soon. I was luckily enough to have bought the 360 version of Skyrim because it was a few quid cheaper though to be honest I was half expecting problems like this down the road.

Lord_Python1049
Lord_Python1049

Going to wait a little longer until I play my Skyrim. In my opinion, it is like a fine wine that gets better over time, and this DLC is such proof!

Grimdwarf
Grimdwarf

Yep, the DLC is on steam.., and only in half of Europe :D

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

Bethesda would do well to send some people to a class or something on developing for the PS3.  My only real concern was hearing the horror stories coming out about how installing Dawnguard sets off vampire attacks on every town you visit and if you're not careful they kill all named NPCs, leaving towns full of nothing but unnamed guards.

 

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Seems like Bethesda is having some troubles with Skyrim on the PSthree.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

Lol at the people complaining that it is $20.   Get a job.

DOW161
DOW161

It is £14 in the UK, on steam. That is not too bad for a DLC. However it is bug ridden and has issues. So I am not paying any money for more bugs. 

 

It is nice to see them release this DLC as it means they still supporting the PC. Yet of course there latest patch may have added loads more bugs for the CK, I am told.

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

for 15 bucks I might have bought it...but seeing as I get 20 euro is too damn high of a price.

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Give it a few months, Steam will have it on sale. And any bugs would be patched or fixed by the modders.

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

Bethesda not satisfied with something's performance before releasing it? There's a first.

 

Guess I know where my $20 is going, now... future Borderlands 2 DLC! :D

Leeric420
Leeric420

as long as the ps3 version is being made bug free im cool with it

Jd1680a
Jd1680a

Just bought my copy from Steam right now.

Alkpaz
Alkpaz

Spartan, good use of the F-word there, very impressive. I'm more impressed that the moderators on this site seem to not be around often as before. I've seen a lot of cursing on these boards lately.

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

I'm wary of any Bugfesta release for the PC... I'll wait a couple months...

Spartan-1657
Spartan-1657

I can't believe the PS3 version is being held off even more. At the end of June, I started a new character under the hopes that it would only be a month off from June 26th. Then earlier this week, when I heard news that release dates would be announced, I was so glad I timed my character perfectly for where I wanted him to be when the expansion hit. Now they don't even know when they will release it?

 

Sorry Bethesda, but fuck you!! I have just lost complete interest in you and your company. I am no longer purchasing this extra content for 20 bucks. You and your lack of dedication to your fan base just sicken me. It was bad enough that M$ got an early release, but having no input as to any release for the PS3 is disrespect. Fuck you, and fuck your games. I will enjoy spending my money elsewhere from now on. We know where your loyalty lies.

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

 @Uesugi-dono 

If you play on the PC this isn't an issue, if it really bothers you that someone you like/need is killed then just open the console and resurrect them.

strayfies
strayfies

 @Lordcrabfood I'm an employed editor, but if this were DLC for another game, $20 would have been a hard sale.  I'd have to be sure to get $20 worth out of it.

Fortunately, from what I can tell by playing some of it already, $20 was not unfair.  I've seen $10 DLC that wasn't half this good.

TTDog
TTDog

Think we all know where your loyalty lies as well... $ony must be so happy!

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @Spartan-1657

 That is what happens when you purchase an inferior system, thought you would of been used to this sort of thing by now.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

 @Valen_Ca

 I wish I could, but sadly I lack a PC that could run Skyrim the way I'd want it.  I'm playing on PS3.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @strayfies

 If I saw $20 on the ground, I could barely be bothered to bend down and pick it up.  What is wrong with you people??  lol

TTDog
TTDog

LOL at those who mock others... who are actually correct.

Spartan-1657
Spartan-1657

 @TTDog I prefer the PS3 to the xbox. My PC has been having issues and haven't been able to get a new one, so I picked up Skyrim for the PS3 instead. I play games on all systems, and have all systems. Anything else?

Spartan-1657
Spartan-1657

 @Lordcrabfood Sorry, but in no way is the PS3 inferior to the 360. If you really think that, then there is just no hope for you.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @HAZCHEM88

 Wow, stupid people are so annoying unless you are being dliberately obtuse, although I doubt that is the case.  The issue is people are complaing about $20 like it is some huge amount of money.  If you whinge about $20, find a new hobby.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @HAZCHEM88

 I do not care which COD you last purchased, they all suck.  I am not ignoring anything, you are just wrong. 

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

 @Lordcrabfood Should have stated. the last CoD I bought was CoD4. Keep ignoring the point though.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @HAZCHEM88

 Lol, Awwwwwwww come on pumpkin.  You are such a revolutionary.  Stand up to those big bad corporations, lol.  So you actually purchased COD and BF3, LMAO!!!!!   You are the one throwing around insults, as lame and boring as they are.  It is all about the money little boy and always will be.

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

 @Lordcrabfood I don't care how many childish insults you throw moron. I still wouldn't for 5. Didn't get the BF3 premium package, nor any CoD DLC ever.  I didn't even waste my money on Skyrim and I sure as hell won't get this, I know you will though. Yet you still think it's about the amount of money. Talk about reading comprehension.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @HAZCHEM88

 lol, sheep.  So who am I exactly following?  As I stated previously i have not yet purchased this product.  I realise your reading comprehesion skills are probably quite low so I will make allowances for you.  I was simply stating that whinging about $20 is ridiculous.  Yes, you would of purchased this if it was $5, so do not lie my little friend.  Now off you go to Mommy to ask for that raise.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @HAZCHEM88

 yeah, your problem here is, I have not purchased it, as I am concentrating on other things. You just keep saving up, ask mommy for a raise in your allowance.  Like I said b4, if this was $5, you would of already purchased it.   

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

 @Lordcrabfood And from your posts I can tell that you don't care about being a sheep and giving money to lazy devs and contributing to the crap games we have today. Good luck with that :)

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @HAZCHEM88

 I only mention a job because anyone that would question spending such a small amount as $20 is either unemployed, has a crap paying job or a tight ass.  From your posts I can assume that you are quite unintelligent so i know which category you fall into.

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

 @Lordcrabfood lol you keep mentioning this "job". Sounds like someone who has his parents buy this shitty DLC for them lol

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @HAZCHEM88

 Really??!!   Perhaps you should read some of the posts below, if this was $5, would it be an issue for you then.  Of course not, do not speak such crap, instead of wasting yoour time on here, go find a better job.  lol

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @HAZCHEM88

 I am not trolling at all my little friend, I do not understand how $20 could even be a consideration in 2012.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

 @TTDog Lol at those, who lol at those, who lol at those.  ~grin~  Sorry, this chain of messages was so silly, I couldn't help join in.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @-Jonce-

 LOL, Could you please tell me what system/company I am a Fanboy of please?  I have problems with all the systems, but that is what happens when you assume.  Its a shame you did not grow out of that as well.

-Jonce-
-Jonce-

 @Lordcrabfood @Spartan-1657  Do you both know the reaction normal gamers have to fanboys like yourselves? WE'RE ASHAMED!

 

I do remember fondly the rivalry we had at school between the Mega Drive owners and the Amiga owners. I grew out of it at 13 though.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @Spartan-1657

 Lol the PS3 is inferior to the wii as far as I am concerned.  But you enjoy all those delayed dlc's when they eventually arrive that is.