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Bethesda On Skyrim PS3 DLC: “It’s Our Problem, And It’s On Us To Solve It.”

Bethesda vice president of public relations and marketing Pete Hines has spoken out once again to state that the lack of a PS3 Skyrim DLC is on Bethesda. (Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard DLC, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Hearthfire DLC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

zeal0us  +   1223d ago
Should have been solved months ago.
Darth Stewie  +   1222d ago
No should have been solved years ago. Bugthesda have been having the same problems since their 1st PS3 game.
decrypt  +   1222d ago
Not Bethesdas fault when its Sony that designs hardware without placing anu thought into it nvm taking any developer recommendations. Sony never anticipated that such large open world games would exist this gen hence they designed PS3 for very linear corridor type games.

Console gamers need to stop crying.

Imo considering the PS3s hardware limitations and its inability to play complex open world games, i think Bethesda should either scrap the dlc or they should dumb down the graphics to the point where the PS3 can handle the load. Personally the latter option is better as console gamers dont care about graphics.


Sony themselves admitted that the PS3 architecture is very limiting infact its so poorly designed Sony cant implement simple features like cross game chat.
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Baka-akaB  +   1222d ago
"Imo considering the PS3s hardware limitations and its inability to play complex open world games"

That's funny there are more open world games on ps3 . The same as on 360 + a few exclusives . Only thing missing is Crackdown and fables

There are limitations indeed , but you are clearly twisting some imaginary knife .

Are you part of the "only corridors" cult too ?
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d0nni3  +   1222d ago
@decrypt maybe you wouldn't have so many disagrees if you actually used facts and displayed the slightest knowledge of what your talking about.

All current gen consoles have thier drawbacks but wouldn't prevent open world games from running, try harder next time your ignorance is showing.
Carl_Shocker  +   1222d ago

"Not Bethesdas fault when its Sony that designs hardware without placing anu thought into it"

Yet when Bethesda had a chance to start fresh with a brand new engine instead of creating one from the ground up that would manage to work well across all three platforms KNOWING that they would have to make sure this new creation engine had the PS in mind, they still messed up....I think they focused way too much on the 360 version and the other two platforms were sloppy seconds.

If it was there first time and they didn't know then fair enough but they had a second chance and they failed.

It's there fault, not Sonys.
Catoplepas  +   1222d ago
*exaggerated yawn*

Oh, I'm sorry, were you saying something? What's that? The DLC for this year old title may never happen? Well, this is just brand new information. Thanks for keeping us on the very cusp of relevancy.

Seriously, I think the majority of us have got the picture. Skyrim PS3 DLC = No go-ey.

I made my peace with this loooong ago. As have the majority of people I know.
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MariaHelFutura  +   1222d ago
I don't care. I have Skyrim on PS3 and love it (I still play it). I have ZERO interest in Dawnguard.
boybato  +   1222d ago
just in time before the release of Dishonored.
topgeareasy  +   1222d ago

they are only publishing it

Arkane studios is developing it and it will run via the UE3 engine
Consoldtobots  +   1222d ago
who is this clown kidding, the technical difficulties strangely take the form of a microsoft check when you run the game through the debugger.
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Wizziokid  +   1222d ago
So I shouldn't buy another Bethesda game on the PS3 then? what is happening to game dev's these days?
Catoplepas  +   1222d ago
Depends entirely on how much worth you place in Bethesda' DLC I guess.

Judging purely from the reviews I've seen of Dawnguard, the resounding opinion is that it's slightly above average. Not worth wailing and rending your garments over basically.
Carl_Shocker  +   1222d ago's why I got Skyrim on the 360 because I knew this would happen

I know it's not made directly by them but I'm still buying Dishonored on the 360 just to make sure.
Chicago8506  +   1222d ago
I've forgotten about this game honestly.
It's "their" loss.

Other games r now on my radar, such as: AC, God of War, COD, Halo, The Last of Us ect.

This is bad business for Bethesda, I LOVE their games but they're messing up.
Thank goodness for PS3 exclusives :)

M gonna start PC gaming early next year. PC's seem 2 have all the meat n potatoes!
I'll still b on consoles though :)
Game on & Go Bears!!!!!
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ninjahunter  +   1222d ago
Something tells be its not so much bethesdas fault as its sony's decision to use the almighty cell.
TCG_Returns  +   1222d ago
Bethesda just have shitty programmers/coders.Simple as that.

Their games are always buggy as hell on all systems.PS3, being a different architecture then the 1995 pc specs bethesda are used to working with, just completely mindfucks the college dropout coders working for them.

Every other dev seems to work magic on PS3.Bethesda have great ideas and great imagination, it's just a shame they can't make it happen - efficiently.
fourthpersonview  +   1222d ago
Kudos to Bethesda for trying but they should give up. It's already been released in the Xbox 360.

They should move on to other projects.
Blues Cowboy  +   1222d ago
Galling. HOWEVER, if it makes you feel any better, you're not missing out. I ended up buying Dawnguard and HF on 360 and wish I hadn't.

Dawnguard is just a little extra content with unambitious missions and forgettable storyline. Becoming a vampire lord is actually much more trouble than it's worth, and you'll soon stop doing it. Hearth Fire is totally and completely pointless (just read the reviews, trust me, I should have).

If Bethesda releases a Shivering Isles-style expansion and doesn't bring it to the PS3, then I'd be pissed. But IMHO you shouldn't be annoyed that you can't waste money on these two mediocre packs (when there's stuff like Tokyo Jungle that's much cheaper and better!).
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Chicago8506  +   1222d ago
Nice post Blues Cowboy.
Opinions with a bit of detail is always welcomed with me.

Sounds like the dlc is over-rated.
I really had no intentions of getting it anyway, cause personally 2 me the game as-is is sufficient enuff 4 me :)

Game On!
Donnywho  +   1222d ago
Bethesda always manages to get praised for unfinished and seriously flawed work. I'm sure they'll figure out how fix this problem as they simultaneously get placed high on pedestal for it.
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Chicago8506  +   1222d ago
Yea, honestly WayneKerr u know for yourself PS3 and Inadequate doesn't belong in the same sentence.

Enuff of the "console-bashing," it's so 2006 ~yawn~
How hard can it b to make 1 game for 2 different consoles, release em @ the same time, but when it comes to dlc there's a problem?

A full game opposed to DLC?
but whatever :)
Game On!
jd666  +   1222d ago
Just ignore the waynekerr!!
SAE  +   1222d ago
Im buying dishonored today ^^
Never cared about dlc in any game , if they wont include them with the disc i wont support them more , i pay more thrn enough on the full game so i dont like spending more money on the game..
Chicago8506  +   1222d ago
We think alike IDeath489 :)
Chicago8506  +   1222d ago
Considering all the time that has passed, m beginning to think (THIS DLC) falls under the umbrella of (under-the-table-timed-exclusi ve) Money talks, n MS has plenty of it....

It's a conspiracy! We never know......

Game On!
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jd666  +   1222d ago
No shite Sherlock!!
TemplarDante  +   1222d ago
Truth be told.. Ive put in Skyrim once or twice since the debacle started, but I for one will not be buying their DLC. Im not interested in their crumbs they think we're waiting to fall from their table.
PS4OUR  +   1222d ago
I dont think many people care right now about Skyrim DLC on the PS3.
Its been known for ages that this will be a problem on Sony's machine.
Kudo's to Bethesda for trying but they've already done the damage, so much so that im afraid of purchasing another Bethesda game on PS3 because we were promised DLC (check the back of the Skyrim box on PS3) and they didnt deliver on that promise.
jd666  +   1222d ago
Kudos to Bethesda? NAH!!
TheTwelve  +   1222d ago
Sadly, once Bethesda squirts the DLC out for the PS3, many PS3 gamers will lick it up.
TemplarDante  +   1222d ago
VeteRAN, Tell me how the game has survived countless patches, breaks, bust ups, but a DLC add on with the same game engine doesnt work on the same console.
It was always rumored to be a timed exclusive.
The rumors were true.
Cam977  +   1222d ago
I don't want it anymore, screw Bethesda i I will be buying "Artorious of the Abyss instead.
Cajun Chicken  +   1222d ago
Yes, yes it is.
TheTwelve  +   1222d ago
Get ready for Bethesda to seek sympathy all the way to the bank with this one. ---12
3-4-5  +   1222d ago
just play a different game people. There has to something out there that you like.
PS4OUR  +   1219d ago
I hardly post in the comments section of this website but im sitting on like 2 bubbles or something. Did my account get hacked or what?
braydox21  +   1213d ago
having a semi-working skyrim (90% working for me) is possible.

multiple patches such as ranged kill cams(yes i know its very little)and the horse combat thing,

but it takes them this long to make dawnguard for skyrim.
the microsoft theory (not conspiracy) seems easy and likely. is the xobox getting timed exclusive or is microsoft paying them for exclusive denial to ps3.

surely it doesn't take this long to make dlc. i mean unless they are planning some sort of surprise extra(i doubt it) like improving the game on a whole, either that or they are making patches for dawnguard so they can patch it before it comes out.

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