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Bethesda on Skyrim DLC: 'This is not a problem we're positive we can solve'

30 August 2012

It has been troubled times for PS3 owners of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game's rocky launch was plagued with framerate problems and glitches galore, and some problems persist to this day despite months of patching. Furthermore, PS3 owners have yet to see hide nor hair of Dawnguard, the game's first major content expansion. That's even after Hearthfire, the game's second expansion, was recently announced.

Bethesda has finally broken silence on Dawnguard development, and things do not look good at all. In a forum post, Global Community Lead Gstaff relays the following message to Skyrim players on PS3: (important points have been bolded)

"Earlier in the month, we provided an update on Dawnguard's status for PS3.

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."

So, let's get this straight. One of the world's largest video game developers and the biggest pioneer of open-world RPGs this generation isn't sure they can make an expansion to one of the biggest games of all time work on the most powerful home console ever made. Ok, yep - that still sounds ridiculous.

We'll update you on this travesty as we hear more. In the meantime, give us your argument for or against Bethesda's PS3 incompetency in the comments below.


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