Bethesda had a mixed bag of announcements today concerning content for PS3 fans of Skyrim. According to Bethesda PS3 fans can finally expect to have the game patched in the near future. The 1.6 Patch that has already come to PCs in May and came to Xbox 360 owners in June but has yet to reach PS3 owners.
However, that is about to change as Bethesda has announced that they have rolled patch 1.6 into 1.7 and will be releasing it within the next few weeks. The dedicated twitter account for Elder Scrolls confirmed:
“features included in the 1.6 title update, including Mounted Combat, will be rolled into 1.7 and the “update should be arriving in the coming weeks.”
Now for the bad news, according to Bethesda, they don’t know when or if Skyrim’s first piece of DLC – Dawnguard will be released on the PS3 or PC. Bethesda’s VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines reported that they have made no official announcement of Dawnguard for any other system. Here is his official tweet:
“We have not announced Dawnguard for any other platform, nor given a timeline for any such news. If we have news, I promise I’d tell you.”
Microsoft did secure exclusive rights to Skyrim DLC, but that was only for a limited amount of time. Thirty days to be exact, so any time after thirty days Bethesda could release the same DLC or a different batch of DLC on other consoles. However, it seems that Bethesda does not either have the Dawnguard DLC ready for PC and PS3 owners or they may just not be doing it.
At this point PS3 users especially have to be a little pissed that they seem to be getting gypped when it comes to Skyrim. The fact they have had to wait so long for a patch that was released almost two months ago for PC users seems a little unfair to say the least. So I have a question for PS3 users, will you buy another Bethesda game on a Sony console or has Bethesda’s poor Skyrim port and lack of fixes turned you off ever buying a Bethesda game again?