Bethesda Struggling with Dawnguard PS3 Development
The saga of the missing Skyrim DLC on the PS3 continues, and recent comments out of developer Bethesda seem to point to big problems with Sony’s console. Over on Bethesda’s forums, community manager Gstaff wrote a message to PS3 gamers who are pretty annoyed by the fact that they have yet to get the opportunity to play the Dawnguard DLC on their favored system—especially when it’s come out for Xbox 360 and PC, and the Xbox is getting yet another DLC pack this Tuesday.
While many fans have been pointing the finger at Bethesda, it seems the problems may have more to do with the hardware itself:
“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.”
I theorized that this was likely the case the other day, when Bethesda VP Pete Hines took some heat on Twitter over the missing content. It still totally sucks that PS3 gamers are left out in the cold while gamers on the other two platforms get to stab vampires all the live long day. Even still, it’s not strictly Bethesda, like, singling out PS3 gamers and laughing at them while they roll around in their piles of money.
I mean, let’s be clear here: they’re definitely rolling around in the money piles, but they’re probably not laughing while they do it.