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.