After a summer’s long wait, it appears PS3 owning adventurers may never get the chance to play Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC, as Bethesda is still having issues with bringing a quality version of the expansion to Sony’s console.
While they’ve been working hard throughout the past few weeks to make this happen, the members of the game’s development team aren’t positive that they can do it, as they said in this official statement released on the Dawnguard Message Board:
“It's been a few weeks, and we wanted to make sure everyone knows where we're at with Dawnguard. Skyrim is a massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources, and things get much more complex when you're talking about sizable content like Dawnguard. We have tried a number of things, but none of them solve the issue enough to make Dawnguard good for everyone. The PS3 is a powerful system, and we're working hard to deliver the content you guys want. Dawnguard is obviously not the only DLC we’ve been working on either, so the issues of adding content get even more complicated. This is not a problem we’re positive we can solve, but we are working together with Sony to try to bring you this content.
“We wish we had a more definitive answer right now. We understand the frustration when the same content is not available on all platforms. When we have an update, we will certainly let you know. We deeply appreciate all the time and support you have given us, and we’ll keep doing our best to return that.”
While this doesn’t mean a PS3 release will never see the light of day (ironic phrasing given it’s subject matter), this statement is definitely disheartening for fans. But at least Bethesda still has plenty of DLC planned for the console, even if it isn't centered around vampires.