There was a bit of confusion earlier this week when the 30-day exclusivity agreement that Bethesda has with Microsoft for Skyrim‘s DLC expired. We expected to see it launch immediately on PC and PS3 once Bethesda had the opportunity to do so.
However, that ended up taking a little longer than expected on PC, and we’re still waiting on the PS3 version. Today saw the launch (opens in new tab) of Dawnguard on Steam, but Bethesda says they’re not quite ready to release the game on PS3 yet.
“We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard’s performance on the PS3,” said Bethesda on the company blog (opens in new tab). “We would like for everyone to have a chance to play Dawnguard, but we aren’t going to release it for PS3 knowing that some people’s experience in Skyrim will be worse. We do everything we can to have our content available to all; from our free updates, to user mods, to paid DLC. We’re as disappointed as our fans when that isn’t the case, but we’ll continue to push for that reality.”
Skyrim ran into a whole wealth of problems when it first launched on the PS3, and now it seems Dawnguard is giving them some trouble as well. We’re really starting to wonder what it is about the PS3 that just doesn’t agree with Skyrim.