Skyrim DLC for PS3 remains stalled

Bethesda "still on it" regarding downloadable content for latest Elder Scrolls game on Sony platform; Hearthfire now available for PC.

Sony has provided an update regarding the absence of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim downloadable content for the PlayStation 3, but it isn't good news for fans. Bethesda vice president of public relations and marketing Pete Hines wrote on Twitter that there is nothing to share.

Skyrim DLC is no closer to the PS3.

"I don't have any info on Hearthfire, Dawnguard, or DLC in general for PS3," he said. "We're still on it. Will share update when I have one."

Skyrim's first add-on--the vampire-themed Dawnguard expansion--came to Xbox 360 in June, with a release in August for PC following the Xbox 360's 30-day exclusivity. It may never come to the PS3, according to comments from a Bethesda representative in August.

Though PS3 fans are left to wait for Skyrim DLC, PC gamers can download the game's Hearthfire content--which came to Xbox 360 in August--beginning today. It is available for $5 allows players to purchase land and build a home from the ground up. Players can furnish their abodes with an armory, alchemy laboratory, and a garden, where they can craft items for use in the game. Those who want the job done more quickly can hire a steward to purchase materials and furnish their homes for them.

Once a home is completed, players can move in with their spouse and even adopt a child through the game's new adoption system. Home ownership comes with its own tasks and perils, with players needing to raise their children and defend their home from giants, as well as other nasty creatures.

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AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

you can stop bothering with such "news" betseda , ps3 skyrim players already moved on

KotickIsKing
KotickIsKing

I don't know why anyone is still focused on this.  How are you going to play the DLC if the game doesn't even work on the PS3?

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

It's really sad how many people think this is some kind of conspiracy where MS is paying bethesda to make the ps3 look bad... lol I mean, seriously?

daconehead
daconehead

clearly a scheme set up by the greedy megalomaniacs at microsoft...

mstrchf12
mstrchf12

Bethesda.....why don't you just get bought by MS???Then at least you won't have to make cheap excuses. 

bigbadmamajama1
bigbadmamajama1

Well they made Fallout New Vegas ultimate edition for ps3 and it freezes its ass off... I cant play mine for more than 30 minutes before it freezes sometimes sooner... They still sell the game of ps3 so apparently they dont care about that... I believe M$ gave them alot of money not to do it

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

The only compaines that get the goods from Bethe$da are the ones who fork over the cash.  They have hated Sony since day one, thats why PS3 owners are getting the shaft once again.  Becrasda is to busy sucking at the teet of Microsoft to give Sony a fair deal.

Egamer30
Egamer30

Maybe I'm just not educated enough to understand, but I just don't get why Skyrim could have SO many bugs. I mean look at games like Borderlands 2, Arkham City, AC games, heck even Oblivion. All of those games are large games and for the most part run smoothly and bugless. I just don't understand why Skyrim should be any different.

yodadrwho
yodadrwho

if they cant do it right for a ps3. how can they even make a game for the new xbox720 or thwe ps4 or even the wiiu ?

VGCrusaider
VGCrusaider

The pirated version is looking all the more prettier...

OreoPoptart
OreoPoptart

glad I'm not fan of Bethesda's games. Rockstars over Bethesda any day 

wwfwwe
wwfwwe

After I read this I had a mysterious vision... I was in a video game store next Tuesday with Dishonored in my left hand and Resident Evil 6 in my right one. Oh my god I want both games but I only have money for one. Suddenly I remembered what Bethesda did to PS3 owners with previous games and I saw my self leaving Dishonored back on the shelf...

valium88
valium88

To the ever groing mod community, a sincere thanks from someone who've enjoyed mods since Morrowind and still do. Not only do you provide players with a chance to shape Bethesda's world into their own by adding content, improve visuals, gameplay etc. You also patch the game to a respectable state. Nice of Bethesda to provide you the tools, but then again, they would be pretty lost without you.

 

Buy Bethesda games for PC.

ShadowMoses900
ShadowMoses900

Bethesda, I love your games but you cannot develop worth a damn. Sorry but if you can't make a good port then don't bother making it at all. Most PS3 ports are identical to the 360 versions, it comes down to devs not the system.

 

Bad ports also happen on PC from time to time, is it the PC's fault? No it's the devs. PS3 is the same way. That being said Skyrim on PS3 plays perfectly fine now after the update. But the lack of DLC sucks. Bethesda used to be my favorite developer, now it's Naughty Dog.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Well, with every one of these news items I become more convinced which console I will be buying first next gen. Love my PS3 but I'm so glad I didn't have it when this game came out, not that I'd have got it for it anyway, all my friends have 360's.

strayfies
strayfies

This is how I found out Hearthfire was ready.  I'm so sorry, PS3 players.  This is pretty awful for you, and it's not like you could've seen it coming.

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

Wow and that's why Bethesda is such a great company right? Poor PS3 only users get the rod again and again. I guess they don't have enough money/staff to figure out the STILL cryptic PS3. Oh woe is me woe is me. We all feel bad for the conglomerate which is Bethesda. Woe is me...

lancea34
lancea34

I bet they're just going to make a GOTY edition with all DLC on disc and recoded to work as part of the main game to get get past all the technical issues. So guys once it releases just trade in your Skyrim copy for that one. Problem solved.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

good thing i got skyrim on the 360 and not the PS3 but it still sucks surely they should have checked they could do it for all platforms before they said it would be available on all platforms

 

or are they just gonna release a GOTY edition with it on instead??

sethfrost
sethfrost

Boning in Skyrim, is the ONE thing, this game still needs.

 

As for the PS3 owners: I feel sorry for them. The lack of support for cross-platform games on PS3 must hurt. Is it seven years now(?) into the cycle of this 'next'-gen console, and some game-developers still have not figured it out. But I blame the publisher, for pushing its release on a platform, the game devs are not familiar with.

 

DaNubianPryns
DaNubianPryns

Good effort, but they might as well lay this situation to rest. I own Skyrim on PS3. It's a great game. I've played over 100 hours and I'm pretty satisfied with my experience. It sucks that it seems to just not be possible to get the DLC running properly, but that in no way detracts from my overall experience with the game. Good effort, but let it go already.

ROEG-GAMER
ROEG-GAMER

I thought developers at Bethesda and Sony developers, gave up on

Sky Rim's DLC for the PS3  long time ago. I gotta commend them

for  trying to get that content out for PS3  gamers. If you own a PS3

  and you love Sky Rim this must suck not having that DLC.

I_ArCh0n_I
I_ArCh0n_I

This is why I only ever buy exclusives on my ps3, Sony are just so bad at releasing games/content that it is always late.

 

Another example is the walking dead game series, Sony are alwasy late by weeks to release the episode compared to PC and microsoft

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

I always give Bethesda slack on their bugs because their games are so big (and I thought they could be worse: after all, look at what happened to New Vegas when someone besides Bethesda handled development). However, this is totally unacceptable. I own the PC version, but I'm mad on behalf of PS3 fans because this is pretty damned careless.

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

I dont own a PS3 but this is ridiculous,if you really want DLC for this game wait till the GOTY edition comes out, thats what im doing. There is plenty of titles coming out to keep ye busy 

Dragdar
Dragdar

this is coding incompetence of the highest rank.

 

no wonder their games are buggy clusterfucks

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HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Skyrim is a bad game overall at least tome. The only thing you do is walk around and people just want to kill you for no reason lol I mean the open world thing is a little bit neat but meh. PS3 players have so much more with exclusives anyways I doubt they care. MS pro payed for this btw but who care about Skyrim.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

This is absolutely emabrassing from Bethesda, they can't even add a DLC to a game because of some coding? They really are  laughing stock of the industry right about now, even low end developers don't show such incompetence.

Promised_Trini
Promised_Trini

I find it funny...That I see 360,and PC fanboys posting here.When this actually aimed at PS3 owners of the game that are getting screwed over...Yet someone 360,and PC fanboys gotta put their two cents in.I guess they always got PS3 on the brain then...

Panda-Pat
Panda-Pat

Who cares anymore ... I dont really give a crap about building my own home and having a family .... do that in real life ... kill dragons and zombies in the game ... dont mix em up...doesnt work

tightwad34
tightwad34

I'm good on the DLC until the GOTY version comes out. They might as well wait for that because it looks like whatever they try to put out for the PS3 will not make people very happy. So hopefully they can have it nice and bug free by the time the inevitable GOTY versions come.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

At first I was disappointed cause we might not get it at all or maybe really late but as of right now I'm over it... I've done almost everything in skyrim just hearing more news about they are still working on it hah! Save it bethelda cause I don't give a sh*t now. I got other games to look forward too and thanks again and no thanks

victorlamy
victorlamy

ppl tends to cut bethesda some slack because they're big open world games and theres bound to be bug.

 

thats fine and dandy but they do a POOR job of PATCHING said bugs and leaves it to the mods to fix them, dicking the consoles over.

10knuckles01
10knuckles01

just play dark souls! ps3 has a better fan base for DS anyway and its a much better game

 

ClaudeLv250
ClaudeLv250

I am shocked!

 

On a more serious note, I'm surprised that there is very little repercussion for releasing a borked on a major console. Maybe Sony needs to start their own version of the "Nintendo Seal of Quality," though I have to wonder if they have the balls to delay/turn down a PS3 version of a major game like Skyrim, even if it is borked.

Kunasha
Kunasha

This is the result when a developer of buggy games programs for a difficult-to-use platform. If any of you have tried programming for the PS3, you'd be more sympathetic to Bethesda. It's a complete nightmare because it is 6-core parallel and the GPU API is difficult to use. At least though it ain't the PS2 which was, somehow, even more complicated.

System4Ever
System4Ever

I've had it with Bethesda this is unbelievably unprofessional, i don't know about you guys but i'm done buying Bethesda's products... 

wezkilla
wezkilla

just get it for the fucking PC problem solved and many more with mods

ZERO_X02
ZERO_X02

This is the kind of catastrophic programming failure that really cuts into Bethesda's profit projections, and is, therefore, exactly what Bethesda needs. They've gotten into the habit of releasing games with extensive bugs and then hoping that the community will say "But the game is so large, a few bugs should be expected. Besides, Bethesda will fix it with a patch in a month or two." Now they've finally messed up so bad that no amount of goodwill can cover their corner-cutting. Why is this what Bethesda needs, you ask? Because this mistake will hopefully motivate them to program their games better and debug more effectively so that they don't randomly lose gobs of money, and this results in us, the consumer, receiving a higher quality product from the get-go. Bethesda needs to stop selling beta versions of their games and wait to sell us a complete product. No one likes buying a new car only to find out that the brakes only work sometimes.

CruiserCaptain
CruiserCaptain

Loved Skyrim. But now that it looks like we won't be getting DLC I think it's going in the re-sell pile which will be traded with others for X-COM: Enemy Unknown. I feel a little cheated, but hey it's DLC. I've just dropped about 1000+ hours in to SKyrim over the last year and really don't feel like playing through again for the 4th time with out something alittle new. Sorry Bethesda, but I am contributing to someone not buying your game new. On purpose. "Take that, the system!!!"

GymFox
GymFox

So sad to hear **** is still going down. I bought this game PS3 on release day (which I NEVER do), put 110+ hours into my mage (I think something like lv. 60-70), only to have to save file get too large and cause the game to crash and my file to corrupt. I immediately sold the game online, and have not looked back since.. *sigh* I really loved that game. One day I will just have to "obtain" the PC version and start all over.... Going to be years to come before the wounds heal though...  

antoniobandino
antoniobandino

Tough situation for PS3 owners. Bethesda needs to stop copping out of the blame with their cryptic press releases and, in simple terms, tell us what the issues is, EXACTLY. They haven't once been up front and plainly honest about the situation. Consequently, intelligent fans, obviously aware of their sly maneuverings, feel utterly betrayed. No more of this 'there are stability issues/memory issues/ issue, issues." Write a few paragraphs, in all of its gory detail, and tell us why a team of multiple hundreds of employees can't rectify the problem and don't gloss over a single facet, assuming we won't understand. 

Grawse
Grawse

That's too bad. Dawnguard is great so far. Hopefully the inevitable GOTY edition will be on PS3.

Black420Thorn
Black420Thorn

Well, I own a pc, ps3 and a xbox. I like them all for various reasons. And they all have their good points and bad points. I think it's funny to read about others fighting over different systems.

For Skyrim or any ES games, I go with PC. Nothing the PS3 or Xbox can do for ES games can match the mods made for PC.

OriginalSlumdog
OriginalSlumdog

all Bethesda needs to do is hire 4J Studio and let them code for the ps3 like they did for oblivion.. sounds easy but i bet its not.. all i got to say is i feel bad for the PS3 user.