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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