Skyrim Dragonborn DLC hits PS3, PC in early 2013

Latest expansion for Elder Scrolls V comes to new platforms sometime early next year; no word on past add-ons hitting PS3.

The Dragonborn expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will arrive on PlayStation 3 and PC during early 2013, publisher Bethesda confirmed today. The content will release tomorrow on Xbox Live for $20.

The Dragonborn expansion for Skyrim will be the first add-on to launch for the PS3 version of the game. Previously released expansions Dawnguard and Hearthfire have released on PC, but have been notably absent from Sony's platform.

It is not clear if Dawnguard or Hearthfire will ever be released for PS3. A Bethesda representative told GameSpot that Dragonborn is the company's current focus.

"Each platform takes a lot of time and attention, and we’re not done working on Skyrim content," A Bethesda representative said. "We’ll let everyone know when we have new details on content to share."

Numerous details concerning Skyrim's Dragonborn expansion have leaked, courtesy of a beta tester. For the full rundown of what to expect from the content, check out the spoiler-stuffed report.

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Earbud2002
Earbud2002

I don't see why they have not made it all ready

Daniel1452
Daniel1452

First off what I don't get is what happened to the "dedicated team" that was suppose to handle fixing Dawnguard. I can only assume they gave up on that to fix Dragonborn and secondly  how in the world can they not fix Hearthfire. It the size of a small village in Skyrim compared to Dragonborn their most ambitious expansion yet and its half the size of Skyrim itself they can somehow fix. I believe there just getting our hopes up again.

Undaobex
Undaobex

All these Xbox players hating on the PS3 users for complaining. Well, I /am/ an Xbox player going to PS3. (Will have both in due time.) And let me tell you, as a fellow Xbox player. I too would be furious and or complaining if I had to wait months and months for a DLC when anothr console gets it before hand. I'd be  even more pissed to learn about the DLC's not being released to PS3 (Looks like Bugthesda has made their decision.) In addition, I do not partake in this childish console war, but seriously? Xbox players, step into their shoes for a second, how would you react to this bullshit? Now there are those that could care less. But my point stands nonetheless. P.S: I will not reply to any who decide to turn this into an argument. Debates to an extent are fine, as I like debates. But foolish arguments. {Arguments being the typical gamer response hating, and or the stupid console arguments. Opposed to debates; which is someone debating over my point. At least that is how it is for this post :P.}

TL;DR ? Essentially, quit hating on PS3 players about complaining, maybe step into their shoes for a second.Thank you. That is all.

TrangleC
TrangleC

I get the exclusivity thing when it comes to stand alone games, but not for DLC. That doesn't boost sales because people who are interested in the DLC are people who already got the game and those who played it on PS3 or PC won't buy a XBox just to play the DLC a month or two earlier. All they are doing is to annoy the non-XBox players for no financial gain. It makes no sense.

GLPLayaz80
GLPLayaz80

Another reason for me to sell the game. Their neglecting PS3.

106473
106473

Well then I see where this is going. I wont even bother; Good Day Sir!

veteranvantage
veteranvantage

Let me get this straight. Microsoft has 30 days exclusive rights. Sooo... why isn't it on the PC now? Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8..... Microsoft operating systems which is what most of us play PC games on. So let me rephrase that. Why isn't it already on the PC?!!! (Bangs head against wall)

Darksider141
Darksider141

lol most of stuff you get with this dlc is already available via mods.

waddvenom
waddvenom

Hey Eddie, I have a job for you. I heavily researched and found out, from the words of Todd Howard himself, that Microsoft had 30-day exclusivity only on the first two DLC and Dragonborn (unless I counted wrong) is number 3. I don't remember where I read it, and I researched this back when I first heard about the exclusivity back in August. Could you find out, for all us PC users, if Microsoft actually has rights to all the DLC or has Bethesda given up on their most faithful followers since Elder Scrolls Arena first came out on DOS in 1994.

walkdoog
walkdoog

Who cares I'm not buying something that everyone has been playing for months. Then we have to pay full price. No way it's over. Traded the game already because you took to long to bring out the DLC. Now I guess I'll wait on the next game. 

 

Ghost-Eye
Ghost-Eye

Why do PC need this tho? I'm sure Gamespot showed you a Dragon riding Mod in the Skyrim Mods of the week? I'd be surprised if anyone with a PS3 still plays it.

nhwilber
nhwilber

Bethesda is a company of dreamers, conjuring up game concepts that are years ahead of their time. Unfortunately, this means that you may have to wait years before a Bethesda game is actually complete., as their ideas are more progressive than their programmers.

TheEveryMan
TheEveryMan

Bastards! They make us PC gamers wait even longer, I hope the content doesn't come to our platform full of errors and malfunctions.

Theo1971
Theo1971

Just another example in the LOOONG list of  Gamer Companies being managed and marketed by white collar imbeciles and not Gamers, or at least execs with GAMER Psyche. I am 41, probably the oldest in here...being playing games since the early days of Sinclair's Spectrum + ... whats happening lately with Bethesda, and their TOTAL arrogance against the gamer community  (i.e. the incompetence of releasing PS3 DLC and the guilty absence of not even a SINGLE HONEST word of apology) shows the way the execs feel about the community.... that their target group is only 15 old Clearasil "painted" teenagers... well Payback's a bitch guys...

SpotonRisotto
SpotonRisotto

I gave up on the PS3 version. Total freddie bullshields. I will only buy Bethesda games for PC in the future.

consoletardsFU
consoletardsFU

Woop de f-ing doo a fresh batch of bugs and glitches...

NEVER AGAIN BUGTHESDA !

tightwad34
tightwad34

Too little too late. Well, maybe not too little, but it's a bit late for me.

luis4800
luis4800

Why should people moved on Video Game company's need to know that the consumers are in charge not them, If you make a multi platform game you need to deliver, and not tweet we're close or early next year.

cspark809
cspark809

I've got myself a brand new laptop. Graphic card isn't so great, but I think I can manage it to run Skyrim on low resolution.  I already own ps3 version of skyrim and I putted about close to 400hours on it, should I buy one for my  pc as well? Is all those mod created by skyrim users worth it to purchase the same game which I have played about 400hours? 

Leeric420
Leeric420

20 dollars after all the bs? Ya, I don't think so bethesda. Glad I sold your game, Assassin Creed 3, Borderlands 2, Playstation All-Stars, all games that run fine on my ps3. Offer it at a discount andI might play it, but full price? Screw Off.

OddityInfinitas
OddityInfinitas

Wow, PC gamers are really butthurt about it being delayed. FYI Bethesda is a company you should support, they put out great GOTY editions with DLC on disc. They are one of very few companies who do that sort of thing. They might not code the best but they make very FUN games, and try hard.

Doobsac
Doobsac

As many have already said it's too late. Too many good games out and coming out to play Skyrim anymore.

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

I think most PS3 and PC players moved on to better games. It was very obvious Bethseda was only caring about the 360.

popplayer22
popplayer22

Moved on already. If they would have released DLC months ago, I might have bought them. But yeah...too many games now. Sorry Bethesda. When Fallout 4 comes out, you can have my money again.

Zloth2
Zloth2

But... it will be out soon enough that it will still be half price for the spring Steam sale, right?  Works for me.

Uruca
Uruca

Bethesda: "Oh crap, Far Cry 3 runs on PS3; we don't have excuses anymore. Quickly, announces the dlc".

lupodirosso
lupodirosso

Thank you Bethseda for the PS3 DLC. This girl has been waiting for it.

 

I'm patient. ;)

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

I guess if I had to choose which DLC i got for this game on PS3, this one definitely looks the coolest. I havent touched Skyrim for a while tho, but this might bring it back.

jcopp72
jcopp72

its been so long of waiting, I have moved on to other games and dont plan on comming back. At this point about the only thing that would bring me back is getting all the DLC to PS3 and offer a bundle discount.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

lil too late Bethesda, don't bother,,,,,

svaubel
svaubel

Said it before I will say it again. Bethesda either delivers on ALL the DLC for the PS3 or Im not buying anymore of their games. I shouldnt be punished with an incomplete package because of what system I bought the game on.

moviequest14
moviequest14

As the Bethesda representative steps up : ''Yes , we're delaying even more Skyrim DLC for Pc and ps3 users by months. We'd like to think that we put the F-U in Fus Ro Dah ''

 

Frejia
Frejia

So, they made ANOTHER exclusive deal with MS for the x360 version ?

I don't get it, PS3's and PC's sales together are well over the x360's one, what's the point of alienating the bigger part of your market in such a way ?

kartelas
kartelas

Why do you continue to support the worst developer in the history of the gaming industry?

JoshTheHitman47
JoshTheHitman47

Honestly as much as I am mad waiting 30 days more for Dragonborn, you gotta see it from Bethesda point of view as well. They are losing a shit load of money. I doubt xbox users can give them all the profit they need.

UNSCSpartin
UNSCSpartin

I like this 30 day exclusive thing.  That give the xbox guinea pigs to report all the bugs so it the game is 100% working when it is time to release on PC!

hampton2003
hampton2003

hopefully they will give us a heads up come Jan instead of stealth dropping dlc on steam like they did with dawnguard.

cynicalundead
cynicalundead

Man I can't wait to play this.....2-3 months earlier on my Xbox 360.! :D

nhwilber
nhwilber

Given all the issues PS3 owners have experienced with this game, Bethesda  really should consider making a GOTY version for PS3, with ALL the DLC content, and have it available at a discount to anyone who bought SKYRIM for PS3.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

Skyrim was a great game and all, but the way Bethesda handled DLC is atrocious.

ZEeduardo94
ZEeduardo94

*crying* why....why would they only release it to the PC in 2013? What the fuck happened? I was so hyped for the release of this new DLC. I thought "Finally a good DLC for Skyrim!!!" (Heathfire just fucking sucked and Dawn Guard didn't quite appealed to me) and now...and now...my friend that has a Xbox will keep telling spoilers while I have to endure the wait.WHY BETHESDA?! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO US?! DON'T YOU HAVE A SOUL ANYMORE?! TELL ME!!!

vannacut
vannacut

lol, i ve been waiting for tuesday to download it on my pc, then i see this news, early 2013, would you kindly go .....yourselves   xbox360 and everybody involved in this decision..

gMcR
gMcR

have fun with the beta version

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

Bethesda said "Each console takes time and attention"! Yeah right just face it Bethesda you can't code for PS3. Just come out and admit it already. You don't see others having issues with there games on PS3.

Lawdog1521
Lawdog1521

I can't wait to play th... oh yeah, I sold my game six moths ago. Sorry, Bethesda, no DLC money for you.

Jake518
Jake518

Awesome news that I'll be seeing Dragonborn on the PS3! Let's just hope it stays that way and we find out otherwise lol

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

Face it Bethesda can't code in Playstation 3 and probally Playstation 4. They believe there the best developer to ever make games... and there not. All they know is RPG's. it's quite sad while other AAA Developers can code for PS3, Bethesda is the only Developer who can't.

shingui5
shingui5

"The Dragonborn expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will arrive on PlayStation 3 "

 

DON'T TEMPT ME WITH YOUR LIES!!!!

SolidTy
SolidTy

I'm just going to buy the Elder Scrolls 5 GOTY version down the road. :)