I've been thinking about starting a new play through of Skyrim on my PS3, and as part of this I wondered if I'd be able to get all the DLC and get these new aspects of the game. For some unknown reason I didn't join the thieves or assassins guild in my first play through so It's not like i'm void of high quality content but even so. The more the merrier right?!
But as we all know there is no DLC out on PS3, and this got me thinking. How is it that in such a huge industry a game can be released on one of the two main consoles that straight out is busted. I managed to avoid the file size debacle by not taking Skyrim to university and it being patched in the interceding months but for thousands this huge blockbuster game was just a nice looking box. And this DLC issue. Can we say its our right to additional content? probably not. But that fact that its released on 360 is so frustrating!
How in 2012 is there seemingly no repercussion against Bethesda or compensation for PS3 owners? Do you even think that PS3 owners deserve any compensation?! I would say so! What we were promised, was not what we received . In the UK we have a piece of legislation that states that in the sale of goods there is an implied term in the contract of sale that the goods would be fit for their purpose. I can't be bothered to do the research to see if that legislation would apply in this specific situation, but I'm using it as an example: Skyrim on PS3 was not fit for purpose! There were videos on youtube of people playing skyrim and the framerate was so janky that they were just playing a fancy slideshow! By no means would I advocate legal action, (don't bite the hand that feeds you! :P ) but the point is a serious one. Why is it that aside from some bad press at the time, we have seen no consequence?!
This is why I thought about the Game Developers Standards Board. Should there be a governing body that sets the standards of game developers? Something that clearly sets out an obligation upon developers to ensure that the game is possible to be played to completion on release on both 360 and Xbox? Maybe there even is such a thing and I just don't know about it. If so it doesn't seem to do much!
What do you think the answer is?! and incidentally have there been any Skyrim type situations for 360 owners?