We PC Elite suffered through the Xbox 360′s exclusivity period before we could get our hands on Dawnguard, the first DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and no doubt we’ll have to wait for Hearthfire and its successors as well. But spare a thought for our console brethren today; Bethesda has admitted it might not ever be able to bring the add-on content to the Big Black Box.
“Skyrim is a massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources, and things get much more complex when you’re talking about sizable content like Dawnguard. We have tried a number of things, but none of them solve the issue enough to make Dawnguard good for everyone. The PS3 is a powerful system, and we’re working hard to deliver the content you guys want. Dawnguard is obviously not the only DLC we’ve been working on either, so the issues of adding content get even more complicated. This is not a problem we’re positive we can solve, but we are working together with Sony to try to bring you this content,” a representative wrote on the publisher’s forum.
Ouch. The PlayStation 3 version of Skyrim seems to have had a terrible time of it all round, suffering some very nasty bugs unique to the platform, and waiting longer for patches than rival systems. Let’s hope the brave Bethesda soldiers overcome.