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Submitted by Gekko 717d ago | news

Skyrim: Dawnguard PS3 Still A Focus, Dishonored Won't Suffer Similar Issues

There's still no budging on Skyrim: Dawnguard coming to PS3, unfortunately, but Bethesda's Pete Hines claims it is still important to developer.

Bethesda has had a lot of flak over Skyrim: Dawnguard recently since it claimed there were issues on bringing the content over to PS3 that might never get resolved.

"Right now our focus is on getting it to work so we can release it," answered Hines to a question over whether Dawnguard will ever release on PS3, "Not on what we do if we can't." (Dishonored, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

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yesmynameissumo  +   718d ago | Well said
Dishonored won't suffer similar issues because Bethesda isn't developing it. They're simply the publisher. To hell with them still.
cgoodno  +   717d ago
More importantly, it's not using Bethesda's in-house engine that's been used since Oblivion on Elder Scrolls and Fallout games. The problem isn't the PS3, it's their engine and how they manage memory with it.
Carl_Shocker  +   717d ago
Exactly and yet when creating the creation engine for Skyrim they didn't build it around the PS3 and the 360...

I mean they had a chance to create an engine where it wouldn't suffer on one platform compared to the others and yet still focused on basing it around the 360/PC.

I'm pretty sure if I was in charge of creating a new engine with my studio I would make sure that the one of the platform the games going to be on, the one that I've had trouble with in the past can handle the new engine just as well as the others.
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b163o1  +   717d ago
Lmao what about Fallout4.

Bethesda has a track record of glitchy games
Blastoise  +   717d ago
Skyrim was a terrible game even when it worked...
Carl_Shocker  +   717d ago
I still don't trust them, with how much they've lied about PS3 versions of their games...developer/publisher.

Xbox 360 version it is...just to be on the safe side.
cgoodno  +   717d ago
That's my problem with this issue. In the end, PS3 users lose out and Microsoft wins solely because Bethesda has proven that they can't design an engine to run on something that's not just like every PC out there. I think this is the real reason Sony is going to move back to a more-PC focused design with the PS4, but that's not necessarily the right way for technology to be expanding considering how much many first-party developers have shown that the cell processor design has improved other game elements (AI, physics, lighting, etc.).
first1NFANTRY  +   717d ago
how do u have so much bubbles? :0
GribbleGrunger  +   717d ago
It's too late Bethesda. Regardless of what you say or how many assurances you make, I will just never trust you again. You'll suffer in sales on the PS3 and rightly so.
Blankman85  +   717d ago
Doubt it, as with CoD, PS3 owners will keep buying games they love even though the developers/publishers treat them like second rate customers.
Man_Among_Mice  +   717d ago
@Ndivhu I don't know, this situation really seems like it could be the straw that breaks the camel's back, so to speak. It's not like this was just a buggy game that everyone got and just sorta dealt with. They're failing to deliver a portion of their game to a third of their consumers. Maybe it's just me but that's certainly something that would give me at least a bit of pause, as a consumer, when considering their next game.
geddesmond  +   717d ago
Yeah but even if Bethesda were developing it just remember a few months before Skyrim launched Bethesda said Skyrim worked on the PS3 and it was getting just as much love on the PS3 as other platforms. Then days before the release they announced the timed Exclusive DLC for the Xbox. Thats giving it equal love?? and days after release we all found out Skyrim didn't work properly on the PS3.

They can stick Dishonored and any other future title of theirs up a place where the sun don't shine for all I care. I'm finished buying games that don't work and never get fixed. Fallout 3 still broken, Shivering Isles still broken, Fallout NV still broken, Skyrim will never be fixed. Don't hold your breath for any DLC on PS3. If they fix the dawnguard issues they'll just have more when trying to get Heathfire working and so on with each pack.
darkvenom  +   717d ago
I ...
simply won't buy anymore of their games,just another customer they lose.
jagstatboy  +   717d ago
If I don't get Dawnguard, I'll be done with Bethesda.
darkride66  +   717d ago
Not me. Fallout 3, Skyrim, Oblivion are all in my list of top games I've enjoyed this gen. It would be unfortunate if Danwguard was never released for the PS3 (although highly unlikely) but even if it wasn't, I'll be the first in line to purchase Bethesda's next title whatever it is. They've provided me hundreds of hours of gaming bliss this gen. A missed DLC wouldn't even make me hesitate to support Bethesda in the future given all the enjoyment they've provided me over the years.
vickers500  +   717d ago
Same here. Fallout 3 had the best, most immersive open world I've ever played in a game. I enjoyed Fallout 3 way too much to ever miss out on another Bethesda developed game again. Skyrim was really good as well, and I didn't have any gamebreaking problems on it like many others did, I even platinum'd the game.

Sure, the lack of DLC for the ps3 version of Skyrim is a bummer, but it will most likely eventually come out, and if it doesn't, then oh well, I had a blast playing Skyrim, and any content that comes out later is just extra goodness. I've certainly enjoyed Skyrim more than a lot of other games people consider to be great these days, games that are linear and have mediocre stories (not saying skyrim has a good story, but at least it has the awesome open world to make up for it).
axerated  +   717d ago
Even if they get it to "work" the problematic state of the ps3 version means its likely to suffer from bugs and crashes and slowdowns etc. I'm still begrudging the fact they lowered the resolution without warning or even an admission, traded mine in, depending on how this business pans out maybe I'll pick up a game of the year edition at some point. For now, I'm gonna see what all this dark souls hype is about...
Reverent  +   717d ago
Dark Souls eats Skyrim's face off.
axerated  +   717d ago
Hahaha, I just read the article on ign that had that title, that's what got me intrigued!
R_aVe_N  +   717d ago
to hell with Bethesda I stopped believing them a long time ago.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   717d ago
Man can Bethesda do anything right? Seriously, the only game i liked from em was Fallout 3.
jghvhv  +   717d ago
Dawnguard isn't even that good.
jghvhv  +   717d ago
@Disagrees
So are those disagrees from PS3 gamers who think they are missing out on something(you're not) or XBox gamers who think Dawnguard was something special(it's not)?
Anyway,here's a picture I made.

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Reverent  +   717d ago
Lol, clever.
TheGamingArt  +   717d ago
They lost my sale the minute they stabbed ps3 owners in the back...... and then ran us over...... and blew us up..... well you get it.
Skate-AK  +   717d ago
Even if they fix Dawnguard I'm sure the next one will have problems. The engine has memory problems. The more you put into a game the more the memory issues will surface.
NastyLeftHook0  +   717d ago
i love the elder scrolls games as a ps3 fan, i think there great, im glad bethesda fixed the lag ps3 but come on, bring dawnguard and the other dlc.
fossilfern  +   717d ago
I remember the PS3 version of Oblivion being really good and not having near as many problems as skyrim or FO3/NV had. Thats If I remember it correctly.
nihonlight  +   717d ago
Because 4J studios ported it to ps3 for Bethesda.
fossilfern  +   717d ago
ahh thanks for the clear up! I borrowed it off my cousin years ago because, at the time, I didnt have money for my own copy :/
nihonlight  +   717d ago
Pete Hines LIES ALL THE TIME.
PUHLEESE... "ps3 is getting ton of attention"
"Skyrim on ps3 runs perfectly" READ HIS TWEETS.
He eats B.S. for breakfast.
MARK THIS..THEY WILL RELEASE DAWNGAURD BROKEN
JUST LIKE NEW VEGAS DLC.
neonlight45  +   717d ago
I just wanna see if they release this sh*t for 20 bucks.
nihonlight  +   717d ago
Ikr
frankboy2012  +   717d ago
No buy for me sorry,i dont care who is developing it now every bethesda title sold on ps3 has/still is a buggy mess the trust has gone.We are getting screwed over with dlc all the time dlc2 coming to x360 in the near future and now i hear that we (might) not even get dawnguard full stop.Dishonored can kiss my love spuds no trust no buy :)
sopranosfanatic  +   717d ago
Bethesda need to go to developer school!!
isa_scout  +   717d ago
This is very upsetting. After putting well over 100 hours into Skyrim on my PS3 (yes it was a buggy mess after about 60 hours)It was very addicting, but if someone would've told me all this crap was gonna happen I'd have just bought it on my 360.Now it's even more annoying because it's not like I'm gonna put all that time back into it. Bethesda your dead to me now. I hope your happy because it F'in sucks for me. Pete Hines you are a lying turd.
terrordactyl  +   717d ago
Normally Bethesda say that all of their PS3 releases work great...which turns out to be a lie as they are usually a buggy mess.

This time, even Bethesda are admitting that Dawnguard on PS3 isn't working properly.....that must mean to the average user that it is horrendous and horribly broken.

Even if they decide one day that it is "fixed", I will steer well clear of giving them any more money.
N311V  +   717d ago
Once bitten twice shy.

I recall concern in the PS3 community due to a lack of PS3 footage prerelease of Skyrim and Bethesda assuring us that the PS3 version is on parity with the 360.

Look how that turned out.

Why should I believe you this time?

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