Hines: ‘We Have Not Announced Dawnguard for Any Other Platforms’

The first DLC expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dawnguard, hit Xbox Live almost exactly a month ago. But that doesn’t mean that the Xbox 360 exclusive DLC pack is now free to move on to other platforms — or at least, it doesn’t mean that you should expect to play as a vampire lord this weekend.

According to Bethesda Vice President of PR and Marketing Pete Hines, the developer hasn’t even announced that Dawnguard will be on any other platforms. That’s what Hines communicated through Twitter in answering questions and rumors from players who assumed that, with the usual 30-day XBL exclusive having run out, Bethesda would be bringing the DLC to PC and Playstation 3.

“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,” Hines wrote.

Obviously that’s a little bit flabbergasting, and it’s hard to understand why Bethesda would be so coy about whether they’ll even be bringing Dawnguard to other platforms. One guess on my part: the longstanding issues with the Playstation 3 version of the game might be delaying the DLC as Bethesda tries to, you know, finally fix its game. As for the PC version — mod compatibility, perhaps?

We’ve reached out to Bethesda for clarification on Hines’ comments and whether the rest of us will ever get a chance to suck the life out of our enemies as a big giant bat-monster.

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12 Comments on Hines: ‘We Have Not Announced Dawnguard for Any Other Platforms’


On July 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm

So PC and PS3 get a big you?What a crock of horse piss.Considering Elder Scrolls began on the PC it should of gotten this DLC first.


On July 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I’m still trying to get through some of the player made quest lines and stories I’m not sure if I even need DawnGuard thanks to the awesome modder community.


On July 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

This is a reason I bought Skyrim for the 360. Bethesda doesn’t care about the PS3 and never has. Microsoft keeps giving them money, so they’ll keep prioritizing the 360 and PC over any other system.


On July 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

…. DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!! >:(

Now if you will excuse me i have to go rage on Bethesda’s forums.

Todd Howard

On July 28, 2012 at 2:54 am

How could you do this to me, Todd Howard? I thought we had something you nasty little sausage.


On July 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

@Todd Howard
Seriously creepy man

anyway, don;t worry it’s coming out. They are probably just getting rid of the bugs before they release it on the other systems. They would not announce that they are not announcing it unless they would eventually announce it.


On July 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

The best mods are ENB stuff, Midas and some scripts and armors/weapons.

Most part are exagerated houses, more stuff inside the cities, sometimes colorful as hell.. followers with need of some mod for hair, ass, tits.. TES have more erotic visuals for download, about the look of the char.

But well… is a game made to show better look, is not to ugly as Oblivion, but is a shame in quality, about the “RPG” element, if compared with Morrowind.

Is not a bad game, but is too simple.. with awful use of the screen space for itens and skills, the interface are too joystick, some times is better use the keyboard W, S and Enter, to rolling things in the menu. The perk system is lazy.. i hate that minimalist structure, lame for fast use with joystick.

Seriously, this game reuses the voice acting in absurd ways.. for a rich developer. next time, contract some students of theatre, movies, they work good for the put some nice new dialogs on this triple A wonder land.

Keep cool, and wait for more informations, this game is already done, is like a shooter game with some new cool weapons, use some mods, is “almost” the same felling. Why the creation kit still with a lot of bugs? thats a serious question about all community support.

That guy on Twitter, the marketing guy.. poor luck get this bomb to announce X)


On July 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Boycott the Quakecon, Arkane, Bethesda, id and Zenimax family!

They have games surrounded with bugs, glitches and they try split the bad cheese in parts?

hey fanboys! is time to try remember what is self respect!!


On July 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Boycott the Quakecon, Arkane, Bethesda, id and Zenimax family!

They have games surrounded with bugs, glitches and they try split the bad cheese in parts?

hey fanboys! is time to try remember what is self respect!!


On July 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

True what they are doing here, by not saying the dlc will be on other platforms, is shooting themselves in the foot. Yes bethesda games are glichy but that is the nature of an open world. Overall what I am saying is: Bethesda releases good games. Maybe you should go after namco, ea, or bioware. namco locks content on the disc for $15 bucks, ea is just a heartless corporation, and bioware was good up until they were bought by ea. Opps forgot activision/blizzard. They are also guilty of desecrating their customers.

ex. Real money auction house in diablo 3, 12 dlc for a cod game that will only last a year(WTF), and not giving a crap about what makes a game fun, but instead makes money. (WoW)

In the end I am surprised that skyrim was actually better than it’s predecessor, unlike most recent games.


On July 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

the consumer just need to stop being a jerk, and stop buying all this crap.

Diablo 3 is a joke, 50$ for total crap! The damn Torchlight have more fast cicle of development, uses Ogre, and is better! visuals and gameplay!

Skyrim is just another Oblivion, more cute and maybe in a balance type: Oblivion 10.000 glitches VS Skyrim 9.000 X)

Now Steam sell games as orange juice, a wave of promotions, is close to the developers inflate costs for the final product, they have less time to try compete a first price.. Gabe is another manipulator.

And consoles have the same game, in pieces, because each part offers a “stupid toy”.. is a slave market for the console guys.

Serious, this industry made me angry!


On July 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm


Diablo 3 was a very poorly made game indeed. It’s obvious they only care about money
Skyrim is just another oblivion but made simpler and more streamlined. I personally think it’s better
Steam does manipulate prices allot but in all, the developed is still getting a piece of the action. I just wish they would take a smaller cut of each sale.

and yes the consoles are just made to milk people who are lazy and don’t use a PC