Bethesda "Disappointed" There's No PS3 Skyrim DLC Yet

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Bethesda "Disappointed" There's No PS3 Skyrim DLC Yet

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Bethesda's PR responded on Twitter to accusations of ignoring Sony's console.

You poor players of Skyrim on the PS3. First you had to deal with the bloated save games that made the game nigh-on-unplayable after several hours of play time. Then there was the backwards-flying dragons of patch 1.2. The gamers who play Skyrim on the PS3 haven't been able to play the first major DLC Dawnguard which came out on June 26th for the Xbox and August 2nd for the PC. Now that Bethesda has announced the next DLC Hearthfire, PS3 owners took to complaining on Twitter and Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing at Bethesda responded saying he's sorry the PS3 DLC hasn't come yet. They have multiple teams working on various projects though, so creating new Hearthfire doesn't impact the PS3 coding.

"We are working on multiple projects, even beyond those two things. The entire team doesn't work on one thing at a time," Hines said.

One PS3 player of Skyrim complained directly to Hines that he was disappointed. "We're disappointed too, but we're keeping at it," Hines responded. The player pressed the issue, asking whether making Hearthfire impacts Dawnguard for the PS3.

"No, they are separate things," Hines said.

I feel bad for PS3 owners who are still playing Skyrim and want some extra content. I'm sure it takes development time and money to convert the code to the PS3 and optimize it, but there are customers who want to buy stuff from you, Bethesda. What's the hold up?

Source: Twitter

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This is one of the reasons for why you don't show favourites when it comes to platform DLC. They should have held back the Xbox 360 and PC versions and released them all at the same time.

Not just to avoid pissing off certain sections of the consumer base, but also to make sure the quality is up to an acceptable standard. As the Xbox version of DawnGuard is incredibly buggy, with any luck the PS3 owners will get to play it without all the little issues, which might make it worth the wait.

Forgive me if I'm not too enthused by Hines' outward apologies and disappointment.
The fact of the matter is, the PS3 was never seen as equal to Bethesda, as demonstrated by the 360 and PC versions of their games being of a higher quality.
Stop trying to look good in front of fans on PS3, because you clearly don't care about that particular demographic.

Of course the VP of PR and marketing wants it out as dealing with upset customers is his job.

I imagine the hold up is making sure it is up to some sort of quality standard or there is some weird company politics dealing with the PS3.

Or Bethesda could be a bunch of jerks having a fine laugh over everyone who bought the PS3 version.

I call bullshit. They just don't want to do it.

Makes no difference to me, I traded my copy in after that whole patch/lag debacle. I might buy a PC copy in a couple of years in whatever GOTY edition is knocking about

Hines is disapointed? Has he got a ps3 too? To be frank Hines me old mucka. For such a patronising statement you should have been kicked in the balls. Then you can sympathise with how a ps3 owner feels.

Ulfric Stormcloak would kiss an Altmer hag before Bethesda makes the PS3 a priority.

While the development kit for the PS3 is difficult it shouldn't qualify as an excuse to (as some people see it) "neglect" your customers. The real salt in the wound comes from the fact that Bethesda has announced a second DLC without even any window of release for Dawnguard on the PS3. That is what really stings because it implies a lack of caring to get the DLC on the PS3. The excuse of the development kit being really difficult can only carry so long in a situation like this. The fact that it has been able to carry as long as it has in our current culture of instantaneous satisfaction is remarkable in and of itself. I say excuse of a tough development kit because obviously they can get it working when need be or else Skyrim on PS3 would still be the mess it was upon release. So it is understandable for PS3 owners to be a little upset at this news.

It's been obvious for years that the PS3's memory architecture (256MB of main memory) has been the bane of Bethesda games. Of course, they can't come out and actually SAY that. I'm pretty sure the PS3 issues are technical challenges that there isn't an easy way to solve and therefore they have no idea when or if PS3 DLC will see release.

But come on, Bethesda games on PS3? People should know better by now. The "Fool me twice" threshold was passed years ago. I wouldn't even buy their games on 360. It's PC or bust, because you never know when you'll need to use a console command to un**** your game.

I'm disappointed too.

I'm disappointed in myself for thinking that they will have this out in a timely manner, but now I'm going towards the "I don't give a shit anymore" territory with this. I guess we both lose now, don't we?

He can take that statement, and go pound sand.

I think they are NOT going to release DLC on the PS3.
They just wont say it.

If that is so I bet Microsoft did that.

Hopefully when the PS3 does get Dawnguard, it's in better shape than the PC version. I still cant enter Fort Dawnguard without the entire universe going hostile. For 20 fucking dollars , I expect better, even from you Bethesda.

Yeah i don't see me bothering with any games Bethesda makes on the ps3 anymore, I got it on ps3 because my Xbox got fried and my pc lost a fan and died. So yay me on getting fucked over cause they are kinda shitty with a system they had years to learn to work with and in bed with Microsoft. Though that does not mean i will stop buying it means im going to buy it all during a steam sale so i never again pay full price for bullshit, and it also means that there actions mess up my view of the every other dev team, though they don't really need it thank you ID for making a beautifully boring game.

Sorry if that seemed like a rant lol just my thoughts and hey its better then most boycotts of them, i do want fallout4, though not the MMO TES.

Don't give me that crap, just give me some damn dlc! If you really did sell your rights to only making crap for the xbox, then tell us, so that I can ignore you!

SmokePants:
But come on, Bethesda games on PS3? People should know better by now. The "Fool me twice" threshold was passed years ago. I wouldn't even buy their games on 360. It's PC or bust, because you never know when you'll need to use a console command to un**** your game.

It's worth noting that you're allowed to curse on these forums, just so-long as it isn't too fucking excessive (or blatantly insulting).

But yes, you are right. I don't trust Bethesda on a platform where fans aren't able to release their own fixes. Bethesda might release some great games, but it's beyond apparent that they care little about the actual quality, given how many fixes the fans are able to patch into the game via modding, yet never see any kind of official fix.

More importantly, why haven't they brought the voice features from 360 to PC? It's not like PC users don't have microphones they could use.

P.S. Thanks

I've seen the dlc and as a ps3 owner I say they can keep it.
I just want them to make ps3 games that work at launch.

PR guy saying exactly what consumers want to hear despite company interests? Check.
All is right here.

Nobody should be forced to pay the same for an obviously inferior product. If Bethesda wants the same money from PS3 owners as Xbox and PC owners, it's their job to provide a product that's just as good as the asking price of those systems.

Maybe I'm just being naive, but I like to think they're trying to make sure we avoid the various game-breaking issues that plagued the original release.

Covarr:
More importantly, why haven't they brought the voice features from 360 to PC? It's not like PC users don't have microphones they could use.

P.S. Thanks

Microsoft still need to sell all of those 360+Kinect bundles to justify making that useless thing, so i wouldn't count on the PC version getting any official voice support. There's that, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r2gVZpaE1Ks

Seems like they really messed up the PS3 version of Skyrim. They are going to lose money over this, since by the time they'll actually release it, I bet a lot of PS3 Skyrim players would rather play other games.

I'd be upset if I weren't already sick of the game and had already decided I didn't want this. I keep forgetting it isn't on PS3 yet.

Legion:
This is one of the reasons for why you don't show favourites when it comes to platform DLC. They should have held back the Xbox 360 and PC versions and released them all at the same time.

Not just to avoid pissing off certain sections of the consumer base, but also to make sure the quality is up to an acceptable standard. As the Xbox version of DawnGuard is incredibly buggy, with any luck the PS3 owners will get to play it without all the little issues, which might make it worth the wait.

Well, at the same time it's not really fair to hold back other platforms because one of them is unusually hard to work with. While people seem to be getting use it it, working with the PS-3 has reportedly been a complete pain in the rear from the very beginning. It doesn't surprise me that it's taking longer than the other platforms.

On a lot of levels I'd blame Sony rather than Bethesda, and hope their next gen game box is easier to work with.

That said, having waited for many a game in my time, I can sort of feel the pain. I have a PS3 and 360, but primarily do gaming on my PC, and that's what I play Skyrim on, so in my case I just got passed over by the 360 version.

I see patching and DLC is still the worse thing to happen to gaming...as most who can do it right don't....

Greg Tito:
I'm sure it takes development time and money to convert the code to the PS3 and optimize it

Pfffftthahahahahaha. Sorry :(

Hence why I don't plan on buying Dawnguard anymore. Or really any Bethesda product for a while.

Bethesda, screwing over PS3 customers...
And this is new?

Something like half of the DLC in TES4:O was cut out of the 'GOTY/5th Anniversary' for PS3 owners.

Why?
Because Bethesda is run by cunts, that's why.

irmasterlol:
Maybe I'm just being naive, but I like to think they're trying to make sure we avoid the various game-breaking issues that plagued the original release.

I think we would all like to believe that. However, when the DLC in question released at the beginning of June (so source code is to a point deemed acceptable for launch and now it is just a matter of porting) and now it is almost September with no word or release window even announced is where things begin to break down. Especially when a second DLC is announced it kind of comes off like a big "fuck you, we don't care" to the angered consumer base. But that is just speculation, the real "fuck you, we don't care" comes from the fact that when pressed about the issue by a consumer the answer received isn't even an answer but instead a statement that they are disappointed as well. That is like going to work knowing you haven't finished a report or going to class without your homework and when the boss/instructor asks where it is you say "I'm sorry, I'm disappointed in me too." Didn't they just finish jumping all over Interplay for basically the same situation concerning a Fallout MMO?

Guess whose Games I'm going to be buying Used from now on. If they are going to screw over PS3 users (like me) then I just wont give them my money.

Oh and I'll be getting the GOTY editions used. because they aren't getting my DLC money either.

There are two things to think of before any complaints should be hurled at bethesda.

1. there isn't really a pc and and xbox version, they are basically the same thing, the delay between the two release dates, is likley to be making the difference, i.e pc specific options.

2. the ps3 is horrid to code for. if it takes twice as long to code for ps3 as pc/xbox then you would expect the ps3 1st dlc soon. and im assuming they would rather take longer to make it, without having to spend the next one or two months trying to fix game breaking bugs.

True, neither of these take all the responsiblity from betheda. however it does explain why it is longer for their dlc.

tbh, it could just be that they cannot be bothered, as its easier to code for one, and get 2 results. but you know, you choose the reason you want.

(i got it on pc btw)

It's really hard to have a good conversation about this.

1) 360 fanboys arguement that a console that is over a half decade old can't be coded on, while every major publisher outside of bethesda seems to find ways to get dlc out the same day over multiple platforms.

2) it's hard to find pete hines story and excuses legit while he has xbox360 plastered across his chest on his twitter account picture.

It'll be like fallout 3, the last big one bethesda did. All dlc to 360 first long before it comes out for ps3. The sad thing is, for all the rage, dawnguard wasn't worth $20, and not worth the energy put into the debate. If Bethesda doesn't want your money, find a publisher that does.

...Just buy it for PC already. Its just wrong to buy a Bethesda game for a console anyway. Full price for half the game.

I'm trading mine in as soon as I get a day off and time to do so.

I'll buy the goty edition when it inevitably comes out used just to get my cake and eat it too. Fuck you, Bethesda

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