Dawnguard's Future On The PS3 Uncertain Due To Technical Woes

Posted August 31, 2012 - By Adam Rosenberg

Dawnguard Skyrim

Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC still isn't available for PlayStation 3 users, and a new update from Bethesda Softworks (via Gamesradar) admits that it's future on the Sony console is uncertain. The publisher announced a delay for the PS3 release of Dawnguard in early August 2012; the new statement doesn't amount to an outright cancellation, though it certainly opens the door for that possibility.

A statement posted on Bethesda's forums indicate that the issues are technical ones, with comments like "Skyrim is a massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources" suggesting that the problem relates, at least in part, to the console's memory usage. An even bigger concern is the possibility that these troubles won't be isolated to Dawnguard; Bethesda admits that "the issues of adding content get even more complicated" when you factor in future DLC as well.

Hit the jump to check out the full statement.

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.

Dawnguard's Future On The PS3 Uncertain Due To Technical Woes


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