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More Details on Dawnguard's PC, PS3 Release Soon

Details on the expansion coming to PS3 and PC probably aren't far off.

There should be news on the PlayStation 3 and PC release of Dawnguard, the first downloadable expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, “later this week,” according to a company representative.

Players have become antsy since realizing the 30-day exclusivity window on Xbox 360 had come and gone without any news on Dawnguard’s availability on other platforms. It didn’t help that Bethesda Game Studios was unable to produce a response to quell people’s fears other than “wait.”

Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines has taken the most heat on Twitter, but has continued to allude to impending news, with the most telling tease coming earlier this morning.

“Nothing has been said/announced about it,” said Hines today. “We should have info later this week.”

It’s probably not a coincidence QuakeCon is later this week, an event Bethesda is now heavily involved in.

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Posted by patrickklepek

There should be news on the PlayStation 3 and PC release of Dawnguard, the first downloadable expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, “later this week,” according to a company representative.

Players have become antsy since realizing the 30-day exclusivity window on Xbox 360 had come and gone without any news on Dawnguard’s availability on other platforms. It didn’t help that Bethesda Game Studios was unable to produce a response to quell people’s fears other than “wait.”

Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines has taken the most heat on Twitter, but has continued to allude to impending news, with the most telling tease coming earlier this morning.

“Nothing has been said/announced about it,” said Hines today. “We should have info later this week.”

It’s probably not a coincidence QuakeCon is later this week, an event Bethesda is now heavily involved in.

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Posted by lobsticle

when it's done.

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Posted by Galiant

I'm so sick of waiting for DLC, since I play most of my Bethesda games on PS3 =/

Posted by urbanninja

I wonder why it is taking so long.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Is it odd that the quotes shift my emphasis to "release" instead of "this week"?

Posted by Sooty

it's pathetic that 360 exclusivity blocks PC from getting titles/DLC, Microsoft are fucking idiots, the game runs on Windows.

Posted by piderman

@lobsticle said:

when it's done.

Well it is already done, since they released it on the X360. Who knows how long that exclusivity contract lasts.

Posted by Brake

Let me give you money, Bethesda!

Posted by Little_Socrates

I'll pick it up when I don't have four more questlines to play through.

Posted by phatcat
Shut up and take my money!
Posted by Theresonlyone
@Galiant You're crazy.
Posted by Bollard

@Video_Game_King said:

Is it odd that the quotes shift my emphasis to "release" instead of "this week"?

It did the exact same thing to me, and then I read the title as stating that the DLC was out this week and got confused.

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Posted by Glees0rz

I'm itching for new content. Gimme gimme gimme!!!!

Posted by SmilingPig

So this is news to tell us that there is no news yet...

Posted by Gargantuan
@Sooty said:

it's pathetic that 360 exclusivity blocks PC from getting titles/DLC, Microsoft are fucking idiots, the game runs on Windows.

I think Microsoft get money from every 360 copy sold but not from PC games. 
Posted by SomeJerk

This is one of the few game-related things that your Live subscription money goes towards.

Posted by Duxa

I think we should be thankful that the game is available on platform of choice... remember even as recently as last gen (PS2/Xbox/GC) a lot.. and i mean A LOT of games were exclusives.... I would much rather have Timed Exclusives than permanent exclusives..

Plus.. another way to think about it... we all love Skyrim right? We all love Bethesda for their role and ability to deliver experiences like Elder Scrolls to us? Well timed exclusive means they got more money for their work.... isnt that great? That money can go into the next Elder Scrolls game... :)

Posted by Ailike

Eh, it's been so long I can't muster the will to even want to buy it anyway. Especially since we already know all the features and beats from the 360 version.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

I'll pick it up sale at XMas during the Steam sale. If Bethesda can't be bothered to release it in the timely manner on the PC, I can't be bothered to pay full price.

Posted by Sputty

@vatica40: Yeah, I was interested a month ago but now I don't feel like I care at all

Posted by Nightriff

If I got the S rank in the game before it crashed on me with one achievement to go, I would be getting this, since that happened though I'll probably skip it unless it goes on sale.

Posted by GunslingerPanda

@Sooty said:

it's pathetic that 360 exclusivity blocks PC from getting titles/DLC, Microsoft are fucking idiots, the game runs on Windows.

I agree.

I can't imagine the exclusivity making Bethesda too much more money either.

Posted by Cupids_Hitman

@Sooty: And is sold on Steam, where Microsoft gets no cut.

Posted by Sooty

@Cupids_Hitman said:

@Sooty: And is sold on Steam, where Microsoft gets no cut.

I know Microsoft get no cut but it's still disgusting to do, I highly doubt anyone is playing Skyrim on 360 at a lower res, with no mods and worse FPS just so they can play the DLC. It's not gonna sway people to play on 360 over PC.

Posted by TrafalgarLaw

@Sooty said:

@Cupids_Hitman said:

@Sooty: And is sold on Steam, where Microsoft gets no cut.

I know Microsoft get no cut but it's still disgusting to do, I highly doubt anyone is playing Skyrim on 360 at a lower res, with no mods and worse FPS just so they can play the DLC. It's not gonna sway people to play on 360 over PC.

You underestimate bro gamers and the compelling power of the bro gamer console.

Posted by yoshimitz707

@Sooty said:

@Cupids_Hitman said:

@Sooty: And is sold on Steam, where Microsoft gets no cut.

I know Microsoft get no cut but it's still disgusting to do, I highly doubt anyone is playing Skyrim on 360 at a lower res, with no mods and worse FPS just so they can play the DLC. It's not gonna sway people to play on 360 over PC.

Well, I have both versions and I really don't care which version I'm playing. Skyrim is awesome, either way.

Posted by mbr2

I see the video game industry has learned from the Starcraft 2 scene with announcements of announcements.

Posted by Galiant

@Theresonlyone said:

@Galiant You're crazy.

It's for all the usual reasons, haven't been able to afford a great PC and so on. Since then I've actually gotten a job and bought a pretty awesome PC, so in the future I'll probably play my Bethesda games on that PC rather than on my PS3 - even more so since I've hooked up my Dualshock 3 to my PC and connected my PC to my TV so I can still play from the couch.

Not to mention not having to wait so damn long because of timed exclusives.

Posted by Mattalorian

I've been using the sentence "Just let me buy your game." far too often lately.

Edited by Ravenlight

If Bethesda is using this time to get Dawnguard to run as smoothly as possible on PC/PS3, I'm more okay with the wait. Not totally okay, but more okay.

@TrafalgarLaw said:

Thanks xbox chumps for beta testing Dawnguard for us.

I wasn't gonna say anything, but I was thinking the same :P

Posted by 234r2we232

This game came out on PC? Ah. I remember Jeff mentioning something about porn mods, how could that not be a PC thing?

@SmilingPig said:

So this is news to tell us that there is no news yet...

Welcome to Patrick newz storiez

Posted by gaminghooligan

hope they don't wait to long, the Fallout NV dlc took so long to release on pc I forgot it exsisted lol

Posted by MagusMaleficus

There's plenty of awesome mod content to keep PC players busy until Dawnguard hits that platform. Lord knows I haven't exhausted the range of mods yet. Hell, a lot of things Dawnguard adds, like dragonbone weapons, are already available via mods. Speaking of: I think the mod versions of dragonbone weapons look a lot better than the Dawnguard versions.

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

Why should anybody fear anything? Do you really think that Bethesda would just give every other player and their respective wallets on the Playstation and PC the finger for no reason?

This DLC will come, and apparently, there will be an announcement soon. Be patient.

Posted by HadesTimes

So I'm guessing the PC/PS3 version of this is SO BROKEN and they are trying desperately to make it ready for primetime. But hey it could all be marketing spin, who knows... LOL

Edited by Nevi

@SomeJerk said:

This is one of the few game-related things that your Live subscription money goes towards.

So completely true, and one of the reasons I stopped my gold sub.

I saw a lot of conjection on RPS that the PC version is entailing additional development time because they have to redo assests higher resolution. Which seems like not the way this stuff is made, and still would not explain the PS3 delay. Bethesda surely made it for PC and down-resed it for 360? Unless part of the exclusivity deal with Microsoft was that they develop Dawnguard in an inefficient and backwards way?

Posted by Binarynova

Because of the exclusivity contract for 360, I'll not be purchasing this or any other content for Skyrim.

I have plenty of other games to play, and better business models to support.

Posted by TrafalgarLaw

@HadesTimes said:

So I'm guessing the PC/PS3 version of this is SO BROKEN and they are trying desperately to make it ready for primetime. But hey it could all be marketing spin, who knows... LOL

It's the other way around, it's so broken on the gimped hardware dating from 2006 that it can't be ported over directly. They need to redo a lot of stuff like it was supposed to. Hence the xbox kiddies are doing a great job at beta testing for when the actual Dawnguard releases.

Posted by AMonkey

I'll just wait till the PC DLC is on the Steam Sale. Such bad treatment of consumers, definitely does not deserve a full price purchase.

Posted by Dezinus

Thank goodness, I can't play Skyrim anymore without worrying about my Dong getting injured. It'll be nice to have the Donguard.

Posted by nonforma

I'd be more annoyed if I didn't have a huge backlog of games to play zomg right now.

Posted by Krataur

Wait...it's already been a month since Dawnguard released on the 360? That...that can't be right, can it? *checks* Well, I'll be damned...

I've been busy working on my Steam backlog (in the few weeks, Psychonauts, Batman AA and now working on Warhammer 40K Space Marine) anyway, so just get it out whenever, Bethesda. I probably won't get it until the Winter sale anyway.

Posted by Meptron

Any word on whether the dlc will crash all the time on ps3, like the main game? Because that is still the bigger issue for me.

Posted by DJJoeJoe

@TrafalgarLaw said:

@Sooty said:

@Cupids_Hitman said:

@Sooty: And is sold on Steam, where Microsoft gets no cut.

I know Microsoft get no cut but it's still disgusting to do, I highly doubt anyone is playing Skyrim on 360 at a lower res, with no mods and worse FPS just so they can play the DLC. It's not gonna sway people to play on 360 over PC.

You underestimate bro gamers and the compelling power of the bro gamer console.

Lots of people have been playing it already on the 360, and they aren't all 'bros'... I don't own the 360 version but if I did I'd also be playing it. Instead I've been playing the base game on my PC for a bit again.

Posted by jasondesante

microsoft and their whole exclusivity deal just suck major balls

Posted by Korwin

So weird that this isn't in the pipe and ready to go day one, you would think they would be hot on getting some more sales.

Edited by Xymox

Because of the Xbox exclusivity and the wait, and the fact that it's now after the steam summer sale, I have no intention of buying Dawnguard at full price anymore. If they go 25% off during this winter sale I might get it. Might. There's just so much other stuff to play at this point. Wonder if their exclusivity deal was a mistake. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

Posted by Humanity

The amount of hate towards console players is astounding.

I never complain that I can't play PC exclusives on my console - thats the way it is. Microsoft paid them a bunch of money to get content first; if it wasn't Microsoft someone else would be doing it.

Really get over it. If Bethesda cared so much about their player base then both version would be done before they rolled out the 360 exclusivity so that the second that time period is up they would release the PC and PS3 versions for the fans. They had an extra month to get ready and release it for the remaining platforms. Hate on Bethesda for not delivering on time not for Microsoft for securing early content for their playerbase.

Posted by Rohok

Please give us more 30-day exclusivity for DLC. It's my favorite thing in the world next to launch day DLC.

Posted by MideonNViscera

So much butthurt. My only beef is that Skyrim sucks so I'd rather exclusively get something good for 30 days, like that year where we had the GTA4 DLC haha

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