Skyrim DLC confirmed for PS3 in February, all three packs at 50% discount
- Posted January 18th, 2013 at 11:42 EDT by Kyle Prahl
- 20 Comments
At long last, all three downloadable content packs for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be coming to PlayStation 3. And we never thought this day would come.
The news arrives courtesy of the official PlayStation Blog, where Bethesda Softworks Global Community Lead Matt Grandstaff confirms that Dragonborn, Hearthfire, and Dawnguard will launch simultaneously for PS3 shortly following the 1.8 title update. In a bid to restore faith with PS3 users, Bethesday will be offering a 50% discount on each pack for a one-week period post-release. Here's how the prices will break down:
Dawnguard - $20, discounted to $10
Hearthfire - $5, discounted to $2.50
Dragonborn - $20, discounted to $10
All things told, the entire sum of Skyrim DLC (up to this point) will cost PS3 users $22.50 during the first week of release, which is still unknown - Grandstaff says that the precise release dates are still being nailed down for Sony's many territories. Regardless, you can expect Skyrim's expansion content to finally (finally!) drop in North America on any given Tuesday (or Wednesday, for the UK) in February.
The legacy of Bethesda's treatment (or lack thereof) of Skyrim on PS3 is well-documented. Frankly, the concurrent release of all three packs next month comes as a bit of a surprise.
So, the time has come to sound off and make your voice heard. Is Bethesda's 50% discount too little, too late? Do you still care about Skyrim and additional content? Is the developer/publisher back in your good graces? Let us know in the comments below.
AaronSOLDIER | AaronSOLDIER
- 11:51am EST - January 18th, 2013
And then they release the GOTY edition and I grab it for a nice $39.99.
- 11:55am EST - January 18th, 2013
I already have the platinum for this mother, so I'm not wasting any more money on it.
- 12:20pm EST - January 18th, 2013
Lol Aaron seen you write the same thing for Fallout3 back in the day and new Vegas. Almost become a forum cliche!
Im looking forward to a GOTY edition mind ;)
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 12:35pm EST - January 18th, 2013
I will probably get this week one but am still disappointed in Bethesda and feel they keep throwing PS3 users under the bus. All-in-all Skyrim is a great game and I do still play it.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 12:57pm EST - January 18th, 2013
Not even interested, I got other games to go after that want my money.
jrc1978 | SilentCivilian
- 1:01pm EST - January 18th, 2013
Well...all bullcrap aside...one word...woohoo!!
- 1:14pm EST - January 18th, 2013
Bethesda should just confess the REAL reason everything was delyaed and it may get some fans back. 50% not enough. Make heartfire free and the others 60% then it may be worth it.
- 1:16pm EST - January 18th, 2013
Although I am excited, I am left wondering how bad these will break the game...
AaronSOLDIER | AaronSOLDIER
- 1:42pm EST - January 18th, 2013
@Noxia, I do it with all Bethsoft games so I avoid all the problems. I like to get the full package all at once, it's hard waiting but I manage it. lol
- 1:54pm EST - January 18th, 2013
Ha betheseda didnt say a year, expect it febuary 2014! lol
Ghost-Rhayne | Ghost-Rhayne
- 2:09pm EST - January 18th, 2013
2nd hand GOTY edition for me. Bethesda can suck my big fat juicy one. I will only ever buy their sheet 2nd hand. Stupid incompitent as5holes. :D
BlindMango | BlindMango
- 2:33pm EST - January 18th, 2013
- 2:59pm EST - January 18th, 2013
@Aaron, You have way better willpower than me Sir, I'm a sucker for buggy Bethesda games :p
- 4:05pm EST - January 18th, 2013
If the DLC was 50% of $15 I'd thnk about it, but $20 for both expansions is just a bit too much for me (I dont buy DLC too often, and its a bit too late for DLC for me anyways)
- 11:50pm EST - January 18th, 2013
@2 So you're playing games to get trophies? Wow...
Raghnall83 | Raghnall83
- 6:03am EST - January 19th, 2013
Since Morrowind I bought Bethesda games. (Oblivion, Fallout 3 CE, Fallout New Vegas CE, Skyrim and RAGE) But as a PS3 user I feel backstabbed. Todd Howard promised DLC packs and free content. I still need to see how much it will cost in the European PSN Store. Because if the price is to high they can shove that old DLC up their pie hole!
- 10:13am EST - January 19th, 2013
@ #4 you should be more mad at sony for making a system this bad to develop for
Ajetuv | Ajetuv57
- 12:34pm EST - January 20th, 2013
@17 Well that's funny, since Bethesda are the only developers having problems with this!
- 12:11pm EST - January 23rd, 2013
On to bigger and better things. Drop the prices in half again and I'll think about it.
- 5:52pm EST - February 4th, 2013
@Digilator - I think what #2 was implying was that he's already invested so much time into it that it's not worth buying the DLC now. If he was still actively playing the game, the prospect of DLC would be much more appealing, adding longevity to an enjoyable experience, however having already gotten everything the game had to offer, it's not worth going back now for some overly-late DLC. Although I may be wrong, but that's how I interpreted it.
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