February Will See Skyrim’s Dragonborn on Steam, DLC on PS3

Downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that a lot of players have been waiting for will finally be available in February.

First up is the Steam release of the latest DLC pack, Dragonborn. That’s coming to PC players on Feb. 5. If you remember, that’s a full two months after its release on Xbox 360 — feel about that as you will.

But the bigger news is that the Skyrim ghetto that is the Playstation 3 is finally getting its walls torn down. That’s right: Skyrim DLC on PS3 in February. Begin your excited Nord flails.

According to post on the Bethblog, the first DLC pack coming to PS3 will be Dragonborn — fitting, perhaps, because it’s both the newest and largest, and Bethesda has said it doesn’t want to hold back PS3 players by making them wait for the latest DLC even longer.

Following the release of Dragonborn will be Hearthfire, the smaller DLC pack that adds house-building options to the game, followed by Dawnguard, the vampire-centric DLC pack that was released first for everyone else. Here’s the kicker, though: Bethesda has released zero hard-and-fast dates for PS3 DLC in February. But the developer is saying that, somewhere in those 28 days, you “should” finally be able to experience the add-on content that everyone else has had access to (or will have) before you. (Also dropping just before the Dragonborn DLC is the Skyrim 1.8 update, in case that matters to you.)

To smooth things over, Bethesda is offering a 50-percent discount to PS3 players during the launch week of each DLC pack.

So — more than a year on, Skyrim DLC will finally be available to Playstation 3 players, and they’ll get a discount out of it. Is that enough to help players get over the sting of being stuck with a substandard copy of the game (to say nothing of continuing bugs)? It almost feels like too little a penance for Bethesda to be paying, to my mind. Then again, I’m not a Playstation 3 player.

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2 Comments on February Will See Skyrim’s Dragonborn on Steam, DLC on PS3

DovahChicken

On January 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

As a PC Gamer, I feel slightly betrayed that Bethesda held back the perfectly ready PC version so they could release the PS3 version at he same time; then Bethesda having the nerve to be giving the PS3 a discount but not the PC.

I have to ask you Bethesda, who was it that supported you and made you grow to what you are? Who played Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowoind? Who bought those games and caused your profits to skyrocket?

Please get your together Bethesda and think about your idiotic actions, start thinking more about those who got you where you are and perhaps repaying them back with something other than 3 month waits between DLC’c from other platforms (that did not support you with your earlier games)/

Sam

On January 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

What are you talking about? Ps3 should get it first since the ps3 hasn’t had the dawnguard dlc