PS3 owners who’ve bought The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim haven’t had an easy ride. Though an amazing game on other platforms, PlayStation 3 players had to contend with a massively-buggy, game breaking launch that had terrible lag issues, and a near-endless wait for DLC packs like Dawnguard to land. Now Bethesda have admitted that the issues preventing the downloadable content from hitting Sony’s console may never be fixed.
Using the Bethesda forums, a company spokesperson posted this 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.”
With more content on the way, the problem is likely to only get worse if Bethesda attempt to add more to the PS3 version of the game. Xbox 360 and PC owners have enjoyed the Dawnguard content for a few weeks now, while the new Hearthfire content pack is just days away from launch on Microsoft’s console, with a PC launch following shortly after. PS3 owners may rightly now be feeling like they pulled the short straw.