Submitted by john2 960d ago | news

Skyrim: Dawnguard also coming to both PS3 and PC at a later date

DSOGaming writes: "A lot of players got confused though. Was this an X360 exclusivity that would not hit all other platforms? And why didn’t Bethesda announce it for PC and PS3? Well, good news PC and PS3 fans as this DLC will also hit those platforms at a later date." (PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

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NastyLeftHook0   960d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
rawrockkillz  +   960d ago
If they would have released this before Diablo 3, I would have gotten it. Diablo 3 is going to take all my gaming time up.
NastyLeftHook0  +   960d ago
i hear you, my pc is crap, so it wont play this and i doubt this is coming to xbox 360 or ps3 so im going to bring out the credit card once more because im a big fan.
ATi_Elite  +   960d ago
Diablo III, TERA, then Guild Wars 2
.....I have NO time for Skyrim! I haven't even bought it yet but......

Timed Exclusive DLC only screws over gamers! Pubs/Devs need to just stop with that CRAP and Sony/MS need to just stop wasting money on it!

That money could be used to make quality AAA Exclusives for your system that would make way more cash in the long run and entice gamers to buy your console unlike timed DLC which only hurts gamers.

Plus it makes your Pub/Dev team look greedy and petty then the game gets released for the other platforms and gets low sales cause the gamers feel jaded and now have moved on to something else.

I will buy Skyrim way later on down the road when i can get a PC Special Edition with all the DLC included......if i buy it at all cause by then Planeside 2 and Arma III will be out. Exclusives always take priority which is why wasting money on timed DLC is stupid!

Timed DLC is just STUPID and hurts GAMERS!!
ShinMaster  +   959d ago
"" Sony/MS need to just stop wasting money on it! ""

Sony rarely does this. It is MS who pays for timed DLC and some timed "exclusive" downloadable games most of the time.

"" That money could be used to make quality AAA Exclusives for your system ""

Exactly. As I stated above, Sony doesn't spend a lot of money for timed stuff and focus on delivering exclusive games. MS and Sony are almost opposite when it comes to this.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   960d ago
Yea i read the tweet and it isn't really bad that they are releasing it on another time cause let's say their are some glitches for the DLC, They got a month to fix them before they release for PS3 and PC.
KMCROC54  +   960d ago
didnt they do something like that for the game & it still played like shit on a sony console.
SneeringImperialist  +   960d ago
*Cough* Fallout 3 * Cough Cough* Fallout New Vegas *Cough Cough* Oblivion lol
user5467007  +   960d ago
"They got a month to fix them before they release for PS3 and PC."

Wouldn't most of them be differen't glitches since the game is running on differne't hardware
SilentNegotiator  +   959d ago
That's really not how it works. Unless they were completely clueless with the hardware and designed the code poorl-

Oh right. It's Bethesda.

Yea, you're right. Picking up tomatoes will crash the game and taking skooma will cause everyone to acquire Charlie Sheen's voice.
MysticStrummer  +   960d ago
Who didn't know this??? Oh well, Skyrim was over for me months ago. I'm awaiting Dragon's Dogma now. Better luck (and quality control) next time, Bethesda.
Kinger8938  +   960d ago
Not agreeing to dragons dogma but the rest of your comment is how im feeling!
Tundra  +   959d ago
Hell Yeah! Can't wait for Dragon's Dogma. I'll admit, I love Skyrim but the gameplay/combat felt a little uninspired imo.
GamingPerson  +   960d ago
lol M$ payed for this to be tmed exclusive? lame...
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TekoIie  +   960d ago
Not very smart when it comes to business are you dude??? In 30 days this will be old news and many ps3 only players won't care as much as they did like with COD dlc...
Mr_cheese  +   960d ago
Yeah exactly. So in 30 days how many ps3 owners would have brough an Xbox for the dlc?i doubt that many if any.
GamingPerson  +   960d ago
I know why they did it. But they spend more money on third party games than first party games.

Remember they payed Rockstar 50Million for dlc? lmao! That is enough to fund a new ip!

M$ doesn't know what hardcore gamers want.

I can't hate on bethesda for making it timed exclusive M$ probably gave them $10 million. Easy money.
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TekoIie  +   960d ago
@ Mr cheese

You do realise this contract for timed exclusive DLC was made 3-4 years ago and included fallout 3, new Vegas and now skyrim?

Lets say for example 30,000 people decided they would buy an Xbox for this. Those people go on to buy XBL membership and they then buy all the DLC packs for at least 1 of those games. Here's my math based on uk prices:

30k xbox's retail value: £6mil (varies on SKU)
All buy 12 months XBL membership: £1.2mil
All dlc packs for fallout 3: £900k
30k fallout 3 sales at full retail value: £1.2mil

I dunno how much ms paid for such a deal but that is for one game and only involves people who bought the Xbox for the game and doesn't include total sales. I am aware all of the money doesnt go to ms but I would hope that it shows how that deal can bring in money for ms.
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modesign  +   960d ago
i stopped playing skyrim on ps3 after 3 months. there is better stuff out there.
dedicatedtogamers  +   960d ago
Just goes to show where Bethesda's loyalty lies. Skyrim on PC was a joke and it is only after heavy modding (made by the community, no less) that it's worth a crap.
john2  +   960d ago
truth be told, they did release the Steam workshop and the mod tools for the PC. Skyrim PC got some love
Baka-akaB  +   960d ago
still after most of the job (like making the game actually stable and playable) was done .

Anyway to little too late for me to schedule this , i've moved on
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dedicatedtogamers  +   960d ago
But that wasn't anything new. We all knew the mod tools would come out eventually. It was simply a matter of time.

Skyrim on Steam is still $59.99. The console version can be obtained for around $50. PC love? Yeah right.
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   960d ago
Also the steam workshop is kind of killing the nexus...

and many people are having problems with mods not working,, modders link back to the nexus and a lot still prefer it...

It's a great idea but needs futher development
OllieBoy  +   960d ago
Gotta love timed-exclusives!

Seriously, what the hell's the point of keeping this from PS3/PC for a month? Why does MS do this?
ThrazN7  +   960d ago
why do you play Bethesda games on a ps3? it should be noted it's not recommended play a bethesda game on a ps3
BlackPrince 42  +   960d ago
Skyrim worked well enough on PS3. Much better than Fallout anyways. And the framerate thing has been patched.

But that's pretty much Bethesda's thing at this point. Never buy from them and expect a completely finished project.
SilentNegotiator  +   959d ago
You assumed that he plays them on ps3.

It's a problem for both Ps3 and PC.

And you know, Bethesda titles....KINDA recommended for PC, anyway.
Baka-akaB  +   960d ago
the disagrees are going to be funny . It's indeed not worth forcing yourself through a truly handicaped version of a game , even if you got no other platform to play it .

If they can't make it playable for you just boycott it .
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mr_badhand  +   960d ago
MS does this because they know some people will be upset and hurt that they didn't get it first.

Go check out some other of the same articles and their posts and look at the rage from the ps3 and pc crowd.

"Aaaaarrrghhh! Why Bethesda! Why!! What about us!?"
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SockeyBoy  +   960d ago
Well I know 2 people who bought Skyrim on the 360 rather than the PS3 because of the timed dlc. (okay thats a lie, but im guessing thats the goal?) But I think MS should be putting money towards their own studios.
NYC_Gamer  +   960d ago
Its stupid to do timed exclusive dlc for games that are multi
SilentNegotiator  +   959d ago
But it would be stupider to have timed exclusive dlc for games that are exclusive.

josephayal  +   960d ago
Da_Evil_Monkey  +   960d ago
Timed DLC is a stupid practice, however it does have it's bonuses for PC and PS3. Lets face it, Bethesda games and DLC always have bugs, this basically means the Xbox players are beta testing the DLC, and everything (hopefully) will be fixed when it releases on PS3 and PC. Its not exactly a massive wait, just sort of minor inconvenience.
Baka-akaB  +   960d ago
I doubt it will be true . I believe it remain as bugged when it comes to pc (or ps3) , and that all 3 will wait for fixes together , hands in hands .

There is no silverlining there imo
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CAPSLOCKFURY  +   960d ago
If they get fixed. Bethesda is notorious for breaking stuff and then never fixing it.
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   960d ago
I am rarely affected by timed DLC but this is just a bugger, I have nothing left to do in my Skyrim except piss around with mods which is loosing it's novelty very quickly..

By the time it comes out I'm not sure if I will even bother,, too many other games coming out for PS3 and recently bought a load off origin.........

Honestly bethesda, you snooze you loose...
Tainted Gene  +   960d ago
Check out Fallout 3 game of the year edition on PS3 and come back and re evaluate your post.

For those who aren't aware, the GOTY edition on PS3 was notoriously buggy, despite the months of supposed optimization, QA and bug testing it was thought to have received since it release (DLC) months after the XBOX ver. In many ways it was worse than the initial retail in terms of "buggy ness"
Dark_Overlord  +   960d ago
I find it annoying Bethesda refuse to patch the Fallout 3 GOTY edition on PS3, they even go so far as to say there are no problems with it. If the lazy b*stards bothered to check their forums they'd see hundreds of complaints about it not working properly. They're just lazy devs who don't give a sh*t when they have your money >:(
Regent_of_the_Mask  +   960d ago
I'd care if the game wasn't shit and buggy as hell. Even Oblivion had less problems. Skyrim is just overrated garbage and the DLC is nothing but more of the same.
sriki007  +   960d ago
i can wait 30 days. Will be busy playing maxpayne3 :)
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sriki007  +   960d ago
microsoft splash the cash.
Game companies react.
Edward75  +   960d ago
It's not the nicest thing to do to gamers, but it is very smart on MS part. It is a small reason why multiplatformed games sell more on 360 then PS3. Anything with timed exclusive dlc mainly sells better for the system that gets the dlc first. And with bigger games, usually a bigger difference. I know most won't agree with my next statement, but Sony needs to do this a bit more, anything to get the company going in the right direction financially at this point helps. I know that even if MS drops a few million for timed dlc, they do gain something from it. At this point I don't want to see Sony get in more trouble then they are already in (business wise).
Baka-akaB  +   960d ago
It wasnt smart on MS part this time . The game was already bound to sell better on 360 no matter what with it's fanbase established and cemented by the two previous elder scroll games .

And then you had the ps3 version issues and controversity helping skyrim on 360 further .

It's a waste of money to pay for the dlc time exclusivity of a game you already "own" .

At least with cod you have the thing about it still being the biggest fps on ps3 and one of the biggest game every genre combined too , so you gotta complete , but skyrim ? Not convinced , it's overkill .
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Baka-akaB  +   960d ago
"compete* btw
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   960d ago
You're probably right, MS may have just done that for little benefit, I don't think timed DLC for skyrim will be a console or game seller at this point.

If they were doing it to reward the user base alone, then that would be really nice...

Either way I doubt I will be getting the DLC... Unless it's totally awesome
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Edward75  +   960d ago
I agree it wasn't as big as timed dlc for CoD (any of them). But there are so many small things that add up for MS when they do it. It does put ideas in many mid-tier players that dlc will be out on 360 before ps3. Which can overtime, help influence which system you buy your multiplatformed games for. And even if a small amount of people get skyrim or cod over the ps3 counterpart this is what adds up.... Extra money for live (you kinda need it for many games) and extra money for dlc purchase. About a year ago on an electronics site (I forget which one, but it was leaning twards the business side then the gaming). Made a huge point we all don't talk about much at all...

We all know gamers who play only 1 type of game, or specifically CoD games...

When a cod game sells for ps3 Sony makes peanuts compared to MS. The money made on having to purchase live jumps the profit, and the dlc jumps it. The site pointed out that it is almost a 4 to 1 difference. That is freaking huge! Even if it's less.... Like 2-1. That is huge......

Yes, skyrim doesn't come close to this, but it still factors in. If even 20,000 people more on 360 get the dlc it helps soooo much. (that is a fake number of course)

Overall Sony may be catering to gamers in a nicer, more honorable way, BUT it isn't helping them when it comes to the dollar and sense aspect. Sorry to say it but better business will make up a difference when these products are vying for money in a similar type market group.
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base0064  +   960d ago
"A lot of players were confused though."

Not really, just N4G. Is that even a full sentence anyway?
Convas  +   960d ago
Nope, it's not a full sentence. OP is having difficulty placing his dependent and independent clauses correctly.
ZBlacktt  +   960d ago
Inb4 Sh*tstorm!!! Am I to late???? :D

I plated this game in 19 days back in Dec 2011. One of my all time favorite games. Man, that seems like so long ago.... now I have to wait even longer, lol. :/
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wirapuru  +   960d ago
Thank you M$, for now I have time to decide not to waste money buying a frustrating piece of software.

Sorry about the xbox testers though.
SilentNegotiator  +   959d ago
Captain obvious saves the day again!
madjedi  +   959d ago
Sorry i would rather pick up the goty edition, when it hits 19-$29 later on.
JAMurida  +   959d ago
I still think it's stupid that they still do this timed exclusive shit but whatever.
nihonlight  +   959d ago
Can't wait for this dlc to finally break my ps3.
I mean jeesus Bethesda! Ps3 barley plays the vanilla game!
ThatEnglishDude  +   959d ago
Well let's face it, other than Halo 4 - the 360 hasn't exactly got much of an 'exclusive' line up this year, so I'm sure they're just grasping at straws and getting any kind of exclusive content before anyone else. I own both a PS3/360 and a gaming PC and yeah it sucks...but this is the kind of thing that's made me boycott the rest of this generation of gaming. DLC, timed exclusives for multiplatform titles, lack of equal support on multiplatform titles, release first and patch later philosophy and a bunch of other reasons. Sucks, but that's today's gaming for you.
mobhit  +   959d ago
...So instead of using that money for new IPs at least, Microsoft sends it on timed DLC...yet again.

It boggles the mind.
th3_d3an  +   959d ago
Like i said about activision and call of duty these game companies need to remove c*ck from arse and release it all at the same time i read and article about this and what they were paid for the exclusive deal and what they could lose from a large amount of gamers ps3 and pc just moving on to other games and not bothering with the dlc they need to read this. if your going to make a game for multiple platforms be fair to all the people spending the same amount for your product. there is no agreeing or disagreeing with this its fact period.
esemce  +   959d ago
I have a PS3 and 360 so no fanboy sh1t from me, MS suck for doing this type of crap this gen and getting rid of exclusive studios, the lack of first party MS games is pathetic and I hate them for it.
ziggurcat  +   959d ago
with the way bethesda codes things, i'm not sure 30 days was enough of a gap for them to make sure they don't break the game *again on PS3.

*by again, i mean back to pre-patch 1.40

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