Skyrim DLC on PS3 starts February 12

Bethesda reveals release dates for long-missing Dragonborn, Hearthfire, and Dawnguard expansions for latest Elder Scrolls game.

Bethesda today announced North American release dates for the long-absent Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim downloadable content for PlayStation 3. The Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire expansions, and the 1.8 title update, have all cleared certification with Sony and will begin to roll out in two weeks.

Dragonborn will launch first on Tuesday, February 12; Hearthfire drops a week later on February 19, with Dawnguard rounding out the group when it arrives February 26. All expansions will be marked down 50 percent during their first week.

Bethesda has yet to confirm release dates for the Skyrim DLC for PS3 gamers in Europe and other territories. This information will be shared once it becomes available.

The PC version of Skyrim will add the Dragonborn expansion February 5 through Steam. It will be available in multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German.

In October, Bethesda explained that the missing Skyrim DLC for PS3 was "our problem, and it's on us to fix it." Prior to that, the company said potentially unsolvable issues could keep Dawnguard from ever releasing for PS3.

For more on Skyrim, check out GameSpot's review.

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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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chilleewillee
chilleewillee

i'll pick it up for sure for %50 off.  unlike many people apparently, i continued playing this game without the dlc A LOT.  sure it annoyed the hell out of me that bethesda kept delaying and making unkept promises but it never stopped me from playing the game ever since it came out.  still my favorite game and i look forward to the DLC.  For Skyrim in particular, i didnt think i needed the dlc because the game was so much fun to begin with.  im not running out of things to do in it yet.  sad i missed out on the dragonborn add on for %50 off though

sssb
sssb

Not here in Saudi psn store

The_Gump
The_Gump

Ya that's all well and good that PS3 owners can finally access this DLC, but has Bethesda actually FIXED the fucking PS3 version of this game?  Or are they just piling crap on crap?  


So glad I forced EB Games to exchange my PS3 version for the PC version (and believe me, it wasn't easy).

Daddio93
Daddio93

Will be hard getting myself invested in the game again after all this time, despite how much I love it. I'm glad it's arrived but it has been too long.

roosteraxe1
roosteraxe1

I've been waiting to get the GOTY on PS3 and finally replay this awesome game again. I have it for 360, but I'm not buying the dlc for that. I try not to give Microsoft my business anymore. They've robbed me of enough money. It sucks Bethesda's had such a tough time getting the dlc to work on the PS3. I guess the lousy amount of RAM and the weird architecture were just too much. Still I'll probably pick up a used copy of Skyrim and buy the dlc at half price now. I'm looking forward to returning to Morrowind and Skyrim again! Even if it is over a year later.

tgwolf
tgwolf

I wouldn't hesitate to use subversive means to get MEANINGFUL and COOL things on the PS3 such as backwards compatibility, not M-sludge, and I am not opposed to employing ninja...

d_kell411
d_kell411

Oh Bethesda...tsk tsk. I was mad about this last year...I no longer care. You waited too long.

Leeric420
Leeric420

eh i might actually pick these up, at least at the 50% off price, no way in hell will i pay full price. 

dubz16
dubz16

if iv all ready leveld up to 81 and used all my perks wen i didnt have the DLC's how do i get more perks for the new perk trees ?? is there gonna be more leveling up ??

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

Meh, I don't care anymore for Skyrim. Don't get me wrong, I'm a massive TES fan... But I'm sick and tired of waiting and hearing of 'DLC coming soon for PS3' but that was like 5 months ago... I sincerely can't be bothered.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Congrats to ps3 and really encourage those who have not played skyrim and its DLC to give it a try, you should not deny yourself this gaming experience.  Alot of assholes go on about xbox had it long before - so what you can now play it with a lot less bugs and more refined, and with all the dlc at 50% off - and even pick the main game up pretty cheap also. All of the elitists douchbags going on about how much better it looks on PC with all their mods - ignore them - when you put Skyrim side by side, pc and console - yes the pc does look better - but does it really look $750 gaming machine better- that is upto you. One thing you cannot argue is that it still looks eye bleeding amazing on a console and is one of the best experiences out there. Enjoy.

Though having played it on both pc and xbox - i will admit yelling Fus Ro Dah at the kinect has been a blast, I cannot believe how much fun voice controls have been via kinect - true my friends and neighbors think I am nuts but how often have they ordered an ally to attack a troll while still casting magic... huh, what I thought, yeah now who looks silly. 


tightwad34
tightwad34

So a year and 3 months after the original release we get DLC. Wow, that is almost pointless to me. Pass all the way. I know it took Dark Souls about a year, but they didn't even plan on DLC and Dark Souls>Skyrim all day long.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Since I haven't finished Skyrim and all the DLC is 50% off in the first week, I guess I'll pick it up. If it had released a full price, I would have surely passed on it after the way Bethesda has s***ted on the PS3 and its fans.

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

Bloody hell, they'll never get to new dlc's....

los1t
los1t

What that hell I was told the 6th the last time what they doin don't screw me Bethesda I have faith that u care about us PS guys

LordelX
LordelX

Back up your save game. I have a suspicion that there are going to be bugs. Game-breaking bugs. But it's nice to finally be able to play this.

annalex85
annalex85

So it's only logical that Australia gets it on the 14th

Jake518
Jake518

Woo hoo! We've been waiting for this for a while!

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Hoping for the best for the PS3 users that might get it. Personally, I would wait for the GoTY edition. 

whackyq
whackyq

Bethesda already safety-netted themself by stating that DLC for PS3 might not come out at all...so don't be a beggar who gets 5$ and asks for 10$ ;) Just be glad it came out at all.

Go buy the GOTY edition, it'll come out for sure.

Vasteel2k
Vasteel2k

I'll just wait for the game ofthe year edition to come out

Zacmaccraken
Zacmaccraken

What is this game?? I never heard of it....... lol!

Uruca
Uruca

NI No Kuni, Metal Gear Rising, Bioshock infinite, God of War, the Last of Us....


Sorry Bethesda, what did you said again?

epross
epross

I may pick it up early (because of the 50%) but also as a thanks for not abandoning us PS3 owners. They could have easily said, our programming is too costly to fix so we're not doing it. Although part of me wishes I had gotten the xbox version instead.

WoZe
WoZe

Can't believe it's taken this long! Glad I sold my copy last August and got it for PC.

Fossil-
Fossil-

Too late, game is broken, game sucks anyways.

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

ok, enough of the waiting.  just release it today.  *sigh*

redskinStu
redskinStu

I'll be waiting a bit to see how this goes. New Vegas Part Two I am thinking.

zzamaro
zzamaro

"All expansions will be marked down 50 percent during their first week."

At least they are %50 off. Unlike Activision, they sell DLC on PC/PS3 LATE and at FULL price.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

 Why even bother?

Leeric420
Leeric420

@The_GumpThe big issue was they couldnt get the PS3 DLC versions to stick to your psn account name, and anyone could use the same DLC codes to download it on anyones PSN name with one purchase.

X_oddgod_X
X_oddgod_X

@Scorchstar I'm with you on this. Besides, this DLC is going out with a lot of bugs still. I could bet on that. Bethesda has very low quality standards.

MuddVader
MuddVader

@los1t It was never a matter of "care." They didn't just say "**** Sony XD" Considering they originally stated that it might not even be possible to release Dawnguard, and yet now theres an official release date, means they we're doing what they could with the resources available. 

luis4800
luis4800

@los1t the 6th is for PC, they are now announcing the PS DLC release dates.

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

@LordelX I'm sick of the character I created so I don't care if my character gets deleted I'm probably just going to delete my character.

packtop
packtop

@LordelX I really hope that's not the case.

After all the times it took them to release the DLC, if any gamebreaking bugs come with thoses DLC, Bathesda can be sure they will never any of my money again.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

@Bl4KD37H Your the dumbass just because other's opinion doesn't match with others.

Ceclor
Ceclor

I plan to buy the DLC content because I want to play the DLC content.  That does not make me "a dumb ass" though.  I do what I want with MY money.

jdc6305
jdc6305

@andrescapo_ No doubt freezing breaks blue ray. The game froze on me twice in the first 10 minutes. 

WoZe
WoZe

@CHROMEFLAMIN Yup. I sold my ps3 copy last August. I was fed up with the game to begin with and the delayed dlc just made it an easy decision.

killa32130
killa32130

@CHROMEFLAMINNot even Sony could get it to run properly, its not all Bethesda's fault, I'm quite surprised they got it working.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@killa32130 Do you have a good understanding of how game development, specifically programming works? Just because Sony couldn't get it to run well doesn't make the blame go away. It was coded horribly inefficient for the PS3. That's why it ran bad and that's why adding DLC on top of that made it even worse. It was an extremely bad port so the code was bad to begin with.

killa32130
killa32130

@Sefrix

"But to have it be so bad that you wouldn't dare release the DLC is an embarrassment."

They are releasing it though. They put in the time to fix it so people could enjoy it to its best potential, how's that embarrassing?

Is delaying a game to fix issues a bad thing? No, so why would it be for Dlc?

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@killa32130 Yes that is because it is more difficult to work with. But to have it be so bad that you wouldn't dare release the DLC is an embarrassment.

killa32130
killa32130

@Sefrix Think about it like this, even simple games like Call of Duty have more frequent fps drops/blander textures on the Ps3 then its 360/Pc counterpart. So... Skryim's issues shouldn't be surprising since its a much more complex game then Call of Duty,  the Ps3 already has a track record of inferior 3rd party games. I'm not looking for a scapegoat at all, just looking at the basics.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@killa32130 That's a cop out. Large does not equal complex. You can code anything to do anything. They have games like Shadowgun running on cellphones with far less memory. Heck even the GBA games were written heavily in ARM Assembly which is pretty low level stuff. When it comes to programming you can make it work. You just have to be conscious of your hardware and program efficiently  That is what they messed up on. The fact that it is now coming out proves it was always possible.

Additionally, they even took the blame. You're trying to find a scapegoat in the hardware when the company themselves already said it was their fault and their problem to fix. They can admit it, why can't you?

killa32130
killa32130

@Sefrix Almost all 3rd party games run worse better on the 360/pc then Ps3, Skyrim is a very large game with lots of stuff happening. Ps3 just has a bad setup for 3rd party devs to work with.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@hector530 That doesn't explain the hundred of other games just as or more technical than Skyrim that run fine on the PS3. It was bad programming.