Bethesda Locks Down Skyrim DLC Release Dates for PS3

Bethesda Locks Down Skyrim DLC Release Dates for PS3

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Bethesda has confirmed that PlayStation 3 owners will get their Skyrim DLC fix this month.

After saying in January that Skyrim DLC "should" hit the PlayStation 3 in February, Bethesda has now made it official: All three content packs will finally be released for the platform later this month. Dragonborn, Dawnguard, Hearthfire and the 1.8 title update have all been certified by Sony Computer Entertainment America and the process is being wrapped up in Europe as we speak. Therefore, we now have release dates!

As expected, the PS3 release order will reverse the original Xbox 360 launch schedule. Thus Dragonborn is first up, arriving on February 12, followed by Hearthfire on February 19 and then Dawnguard on February 26. The launch dates are valid for North America; European launch dates will be revealed as soon as they're finalized.

And as a "sorry for making you guys wait so long for no particular reason" gesture, Bethesda is amking all three DLC packs available for half-price during their first week of release. So... we're good, right?

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Skyrim, what? What is this...

Oh, that game that came out 15 months ago that I stopped playing 7 months ago. Right.

I'll probably just wait for the GotY edition. I've gotten back into Fallout 3 and probably won't be dropping it any time soon.

Though, it is kinda a nice gesture with the half off prices... kinda...

Also, Dawnguard is coming out on my birthday, so I guess I might get it just because of that...

Ah so Bethesda does know what a PS3 is!

I honestly hope that no one buys the PS3 DLC.
Would certainly show that fans aren't willing to put up with this sort of shit.

Ghonzor:
I honestly hope that no one buys the PS3 DLC.
Would certainly show that fans aren't willing to put up with this sort of shit.

I'm not, it wouldn't be playable with my main character anyway. I got gifted on the PC but I just can't be bothered to grind my way back to supreme overlord of the universe.

No discount love for other platforms that kept Skyrim strong over the past 15 months?

I'm pretty sure Skyrim is always in the top 10-20 of steam every month?

(Also, spelling mistake in the article - sorry, i am Grammar Nazi and i just want to help keep the site looking and reading awesome ^^)

It already passed cert. but won't be released next week alongside PC. So even after everything else.... PS3 still has to wait last to get anything.

Til Bethesda stops pulling this, we are not good.

Ruley:
No discount love for other platforms that kept Skyrim strong over the past 15 months?

I'm pretty sure Skyrim is always in the top 10-20 of steam every month?

(Also, spelling mistake in the article - sorry, i am Grammar Nazi and i just want to help keep the site looking and reading awesome ^^)

All other platforms have had the DLC (bar Dragonborn on PC) since before christmas, hell, the 360 had Dawnguard since last june, and each of the DLC have been on sale at least once since release so it's only fair that the PS3 gets a week's discount so nobody waits for a Christmas discount that may not even come next year.

Yay. My hopes are raised. I still won't believe that these are actually coming out on the PS3 until I can buy them and play them, but I'm very excited. Will give me an excuse to put that game back in...assuming I can tear myself away from Dead Space 3 and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

SkarKrow:

Ghonzor:
I honestly hope that no one buys the PS3 DLC.
Would certainly show that fans aren't willing to put up with this sort of shit.

I'm not, it wouldn't be playable with my main character anyway. I got gifted on the PC but I just can't be bothered to grind my way back to supreme overlord of the universe.

Just getting to that point now with my Brenton thief/mage. That point where you can take down two dragons and a giant at once without using any of those health potions that 2-3 months ago you were chugging like shots when fighting bandits. That point when you have more gold than the entire Empire and twin dragonbone swords with 900+ damage plus two enchantments.

Ahhhh...it's good to be god, I mean Dovakin

To be more OT:

I'm not suprised they're going through with this in all honesty because of how important consoles are when it comes to DLC sales. Who the hell honestly bought Heathfire for PC when the steam workshop can give you a flying mansion filled with hookers and gold as a house for free.

You guys realize this didn't delay this out of Malice, Right?

They couldn't get it to work right because of the PS3's architecture, blame Sony if anyone lol

kajinking:

SkarKrow:

Ghonzor:
I honestly hope that no one buys the PS3 DLC.
Would certainly show that fans aren't willing to put up with this sort of shit.

I'm not, it wouldn't be playable with my main character anyway. I got gifted on the PC but I just can't be bothered to grind my way back to supreme overlord of the universe.

Just getting to that point now with my Brenton thief/mage. That point where you can take down two dragons and a giant at once without using any of those health potions that 2-3 months ago you were chugging like shots when fighting bandits. That point when you have more gold than the entire Empire and twin dragonbone swords with 900+ damage plus two enchantments.

Ahhhh...it's good to be god, I mean Dovakin

To be more OT:

I'm not suprised they're going through with this in all honesty because of how important consoles are when it comes to DLC sales. Who the hell honestly bought Heathfire for PC when the steam workshop can give you a flying mansion filled with hookers and gold as a house for free.

Oh man I one shot the dragons with the two handed weapons I just started using because I maxed out 1 handed and need xp. I think I needed health potions only until level 5 or though, dual wield handed axes and heavy armour means anything that can hit you is gonna die too fast to do it twice.

Daedric Armor maxed to the point where it outperforms dragon armours of similar calibur, godlike enchantments on each part, a daedric handaxe ine one hand and a mace in the other, one dishing out huge amounts of frost damage and the other instantly dealing crushing lightning damage, with a daedric dagger of soul reaping as backup for those pesky nord kinsmen of mine. Fire breath is maxed out and easily the most destructive of shouts.

t's good to be the Black Knight.

I know somebody who bought Hearthfire on PC. Went round their house and slapped them round the back of the head when they told me too.

I will replay Skyrim on PC when I can be bothered, and I'll invest in Dawngurd there when it's on sale. I just wish I could port over my PS3 save with 160 hours in it. (by the way at that point the lag is still tolerable for me, but it still shouldnt be present.)

Xdeser2:
You guys realize this didn't delay this out of Malice, Right?

They couldn't get it to work right because of the PS3's architecture, blame Sony if anyone lol

I'm not bieng funny or anything but if bethesda can't deal with 7 year old hardware by now that says more about them than Sony, they had plenty of time to make their engine deal with the RAM architecture in the PS3 and they didn't manage.

I'm not terribly bothered because my PC can now play Skyrim just fine, but their engine bleeds RAM and thats a big issue for them that they should consider fixing. Not to mention that Bethesda needs to test things better and release products that are finished.

Though magic floating through floor woman never ceases to amaze me :D

DVS BSTrD:
Ah so Bethesda does know what a PS3 is!

Now if only they knew what "testing" was...

well I would take the fact that the Dragonborn DLC is hitting my chosen console on my birthday as a good sign, but nothing ever goes that smoothly, particularly with Bethesda, I'll buy the DLC, but I expect something to go wrong

SkarKrow:

DVS BSTrD:
Ah so Bethesda does know what a PS3 is!

Now if only they knew what "testing" was...

The day Bethesda tests a game before release is the day that politicians stop blaming video games for causing violence. XD

OT: Oh hey, looks like PS3 users finally get some love. Too bad that it's over a year late! Seriously Bethesda, the PS3 has been out for years and you've released multiple games on it, surely you'd know how the system works by now. Most likely too what'll happen is that once it's released it'll probably crash the games or something. Remember when The Pitt for Fallout 3 came out and how unplayable it was.

Neronium:

SkarKrow:

DVS BSTrD:
Ah so Bethesda does know what a PS3 is!

Now if only they knew what "testing" was...

The day Bethesda tests a game before release is the day that politicians stop blaming video games for causing violence. XD

OT: Oh hey, looks like PS3 users finally get some love. Too bad that it's over a year late! Seriously Bethesda, the PS3 has been out for years and you've released multiple games on it, surely you'd know how the system works by now. Most likely too what'll happen is that once it's released it'll probably crash the games or something. Remember when The Pitt for Fallout 3 came out and how unplayable it was.

That's the day Whitebeard stops being a badass!

SkarKrow:

kajinking:

SkarKrow:

I'm not, it wouldn't be playable with my main character anyway. I got gifted on the PC but I just can't be bothered to grind my way back to supreme overlord of the universe.

Just getting to that point now with my Brenton thief/mage. That point where you can take down two dragons and a giant at once without using any of those health potions that 2-3 months ago you were chugging like shots when fighting bandits. That point when you have more gold than the entire Empire and twin dragonbone swords with 900+ damage plus two enchantments.

Ahhhh...it's good to be god, I mean Dovakin

To be more OT:

I'm not suprised they're going through with this in all honesty because of how important consoles are when it comes to DLC sales. Who the hell honestly bought Heathfire for PC when the steam workshop can give you a flying mansion filled with hookers and gold as a house for free.

Oh man I one shot the dragons with the two handed weapons I just started using because I maxed out 1 handed and need xp. I think I needed health potions only until level 5 or though, dual wield handed axes and heavy armour means anything that can hit you is gonna die too fast to do it twice.

Daedric Armor maxed to the point where it outperforms dragon armours of similar calibur, godlike enchantments on each part, a daedric handaxe ine one hand and a mace in the other, one dishing out huge amounts of frost damage and the other instantly dealing crushing lightning damage, with a daedric dagger of soul reaping as backup for those pesky nord kinsmen of mine. Fire breath is maxed out and easily the most destructive of shouts.

t's good to be the Black Knight.

I know somebody who bought Hearthfire on PC. Went round their house and slapped them round the back of the head when they told me too.

I will replay Skyrim on PC when I can be bothered, and I'll invest in Dawngurd there when it's on sale. I just wish I could port over my PS3 save with 160 hours in it. (by the way at that point the lag is still tolerable for me, but it still shouldnt be present.)

Ha! Weak Daedric weapons!

Behold!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=124350036

kajinking:

SkarKrow:

kajinking:

Just getting to that point now with my Brenton thief/mage. That point where you can take down two dragons and a giant at once without using any of those health potions that 2-3 months ago you were chugging like shots when fighting bandits. That point when you have more gold than the entire Empire and twin dragonbone swords with 900+ damage plus two enchantments.

Ahhhh...it's good to be god, I mean Dovakin

To be more OT:

I'm not suprised they're going through with this in all honesty because of how important consoles are when it comes to DLC sales. Who the hell honestly bought Heathfire for PC when the steam workshop can give you a flying mansion filled with hookers and gold as a house for free.

Oh man I one shot the dragons with the two handed weapons I just started using because I maxed out 1 handed and need xp. I think I needed health potions only until level 5 or though, dual wield handed axes and heavy armour means anything that can hit you is gonna die too fast to do it twice.

Daedric Armor maxed to the point where it outperforms dragon armours of similar calibur, godlike enchantments on each part, a daedric handaxe ine one hand and a mace in the other, one dishing out huge amounts of frost damage and the other instantly dealing crushing lightning damage, with a daedric dagger of soul reaping as backup for those pesky nord kinsmen of mine. Fire breath is maxed out and easily the most destructive of shouts.

t's good to be the Black Knight.

I know somebody who bought Hearthfire on PC. Went round their house and slapped them round the back of the head when they told me too.

I will replay Skyrim on PC when I can be bothered, and I'll invest in Dawngurd there when it's on sale. I just wish I could port over my PS3 save with 160 hours in it. (by the way at that point the lag is still tolerable for me, but it still shouldnt be present.)

Ha! Weak Daedric weapons!

Behold!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=124350036

Okay I'm gonna head right off topic here because I tried for a good 6 hours solid, what the hell is that UI mod? I NEED IT. The UI is atrocious with mouse and keyboard and I don't feel like using my controllers for it.

ut on topic, I like the aesthetic of the daedric weapons, being the Black Knight I must have demon weapons you see.

Neronium:

SkarKrow:

DVS BSTrD:
Ah so Bethesda does know what a PS3 is!

Now if only they knew what "testing" was...

The day Bethesda tests a game before release is the day that politicians stop blaming video games for causing violence. XD

OT: Oh hey, looks like PS3 users finally get some love. Too bad that it's over a year late! Seriously Bethesda, the PS3 has been out for years and you've released multiple games on it, surely you'd know how the system works by now. Most likely too what'll happen is that once it's released it'll probably crash the games or something. Remember when The Pitt for Fallout 3 came out and how unplayable it was.

Sorry but I have to add this: none of the games Bethesda has released on PS3 have been actually playable, Fallout 3 I actually traded in (something I hve done only twice.) because it just would not let me get anywhere without crashes.

Oblivion somehow runs like arse, even though I have friends running it on abysmally weak laptops that are outperformed by a frigging Gamecube.

New Vegas I shall leave be because I have't played it.

Skyim is crashy and laggy. Though the lag isn't entirely dreadful for me even at 160 hours.

Hmmm, but did they ever patch the loading/oversized save-file glitch?

SkarKrow:

Neronium:

SkarKrow:

Now if only they knew what "testing" was...

The day Bethesda tests a game before release is the day that politicians stop blaming video games for causing violence. XD

OT: Oh hey, looks like PS3 users finally get some love. Too bad that it's over a year late! Seriously Bethesda, the PS3 has been out for years and you've released multiple games on it, surely you'd know how the system works by now. Most likely too what'll happen is that once it's released it'll probably crash the games or something. Remember when The Pitt for Fallout 3 came out and how unplayable it was.

Sorry but I have to add this: none of the games Bethesda has released on PS3 have been actually playable, Fallout 3 I actually traded in (something I hve done only twice.) because it just would not let me get anywhere without crashes.

Oblivion somehow runs like arse, even though I have friends running it on abysmally weak laptops that are outperformed by a frigging Gamecube.

New Vegas I shall leave be because I have't played it.

Skyim is crashy and laggy. Though the lag isn't entirely dreadful for me even at 160 hours.

New Vegas had it's bugs, but I played the game the most on the PS3 and there were some fixes for them. Of course there was the crashing like how all the other Bethesda games played, but it was still somewhat playable. Well I do know certain bugs that were repeatable in the 44 times I've played the game and I wish that they'd be fixed. Although it seemed at first that the 360 was encountering more bugs than PS3 users, but that quickly changed.

Also, we all know Whitebeard never stopped being a badass. Even his death was badass and manly tears were shed!

Neronium:

SkarKrow:

Neronium:

The day Bethesda tests a game before release is the day that politicians stop blaming video games for causing violence. XD

OT: Oh hey, looks like PS3 users finally get some love. Too bad that it's over a year late! Seriously Bethesda, the PS3 has been out for years and you've released multiple games on it, surely you'd know how the system works by now. Most likely too what'll happen is that once it's released it'll probably crash the games or something. Remember when The Pitt for Fallout 3 came out and how unplayable it was.

Sorry but I have to add this: none of the games Bethesda has released on PS3 have been actually playable, Fallout 3 I actually traded in (something I hve done only twice.) because it just would not let me get anywhere without crashes.

Oblivion somehow runs like arse, even though I have friends running it on abysmally weak laptops that are outperformed by a frigging Gamecube.

New Vegas I shall leave be because I have't played it.

Skyim is crashy and laggy. Though the lag isn't entirely dreadful for me even at 160 hours.

New Vegas had it's bugs, but I played the game the most on the PS3 and there were some fixes for them. Of course there was the crashing like how all the other Bethesda games played, but it was still somewhat playable. Well I do know certain bugs that were repeatable in the 44 times I've played the game and I wish that they'd be fixed. Although it seemed at first that the 360 was encountering more bugs than PS3 users, but that quickly changed.

Also, we all know Whitebeard never stopped being a badass. Even his death was badass and manly tears were shed!

Whitebeard is so badass that I (seriously true story) tried to find a demotivational poster involving Whitebeard, but they all just boiled down to reverant awe at the magnificence of Whitebeard.

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Never forget his courage.

I'll honestly never play new vegas, there's something about fallout that just doesnt appeal to me. I have the GOTY of Fallout 3 on PS3 that I grabbed on a whim and I couldn't be bothered after the retard brotherhood AI ran into the line of fire, continued fighting the super mutants, auto-saved me, then proceeded to insta-kill me for daring to shoot at the super mutant. Also got it gifted on PC and just cbfa.

TES is a much more appealing thing to me for whatever reason and I managed to forgive Skyrim it's flaws. Maybe because of it's heavy use of Norse and Celtic inspirations touching upon my heritages. Also it's just badass, bellowing people off mountains.

SkarKrow:

Okay I'm gonna head right off topic here because I tried for a good 6 hours solid, what the hell is that UI mod? I NEED IT. The UI is atrocious with mouse and keyboard and I don't feel like using my controllers for it.

ut on topic, I like the aesthetic of the daedric weapons, being the Black Knight I must have demon weapons you see.

It's called SkyUI and requires the use of the Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE).

Wow, haven't thought about Skyrim in a while...

Is any of the DLC on the PC version yet? If not, then fuck Bethesda, it's been like, what? 15 months?

Seriously, do we even have Dawnguard yet?

Josh12345:

Ruley:
No discount love for other platforms that kept Skyrim strong over the past 15 months?

I'm pretty sure Skyrim is always in the top 10-20 of steam every month?

(Also, spelling mistake in the article - sorry, i am Grammar Nazi and i just want to help keep the site looking and reading awesome ^^)

All other platforms have had the DLC (bar Dragonborn on PC) since before christmas, hell, the 360 had Dawnguard since last june, and each of the DLC have been on sale at least once since release so it's only fair that the PS3 gets a week's discount so nobody waits for a Christmas discount that may not even come next year.

Indeed, this i am aware of and i fully understand why this would warrant a discount for PS3 users. But my point was merely musing about rather than just focusing on gaining a new audience on the PS3, they could reward their existing customers.

The rise in the number of people I've seen on steam replaying skyrim in advance of the new DLC (past few days) tells me how much brand loyalty they have built up, they have a chance to reward it as they evidently don't mind loosing profits on the PS3, so why not discount Dragonborn for a week on other platforms too? Or why not just 24 hours?

I fully appreciate business is business and Dragonborn will probably be discounted in a steam sale, but still, mindset is all i mean.

Ghonzor:
I honestly hope that no one buys the PS3 DLC.

Me too, then they will put money they spend porting the game over to PS3 into other things for more grateful fans!

waj9876:
Wow, haven't thought about Skyrim in a while...

Is any of the DLC on the PC version yet? If not, then fuck Bethesda, it's been like, what? 15 months?

Seriously, do we even have Dawnguard yet?

Are you serious? Dawnguard and Hearthfire have been out for ages, I picked both up super cheap in steam sales. And Dragonborn comes out in a couple days.

DalekJaas:

waj9876:
Wow, haven't thought about Skyrim in a while...

Is any of the DLC on the PC version yet? If not, then fuck Bethesda, it's been like, what? 15 months?

Seriously, do we even have Dawnguard yet?

Are you serious? Dawnguard and Hearthfire have been out for ages, I picked both up super cheap in steam sales. And Dragonborn comes out in a couple days.

Like I said, I haven't even thought about Skyrim in a while. Last I heard it wasn't.

The sad thing is, I don't have a working tv anymore and I'll still probably buy Dragonborn just for the discount for later use.

Hmm? Skyrim DLC you say? Sorry old chaps I appear to have sold Skyrim 3 weeks ago to buy games from companies that dont dangle DLC in front of me for over a year without letting me buy it.

Good day to you.

Ruley:

Josh12345:

Ruley:
No discount love for other platforms that kept Skyrim strong over the past 15 months?

I'm pretty sure Skyrim is always in the top 10-20 of steam every month?

(Also, spelling mistake in the article - sorry, i am Grammar Nazi and i just want to help keep the site looking and reading awesome ^^)

All other platforms have had the DLC (bar Dragonborn on PC) since before christmas, hell, the 360 had Dawnguard since last june, and each of the DLC have been on sale at least once since release so it's only fair that the PS3 gets a week's discount so nobody waits for a Christmas discount that may not even come next year.

Indeed, this i am aware of and i fully understand why this would warrant a discount for PS3 users. But my point was merely musing about rather than just focusing on gaining a new audience on the PS3, they could reward their existing customers.

The rise in the number of people I've seen on steam replaying skyrim in advance of the new DLC (past few days) tells me how much brand loyalty they have built up, they have a chance to reward it as they evidently don't mind loosing profits on the PS3, so why not discount Dragonborn for a week on other platforms too? Or why not just 24 hours?

I fully appreciate business is business and Dragonborn will probably be discounted in a steam sale, but still, mindset is all i mean.

Uhhhh I know this thread has been dead for awhile but you do realize the ps3 version of the game came out the exact same day as the xbox one so ps3 users have supported beth. I'm not quite sure i get what you are saying

Fantastic! I knew this was coming so I started a new character the other day. It updated to 1.8 so I knew some of the problems had been fixed. I made a Khajitt and named her Dovakitty. And the game started and the dragon attacked and Kitty ran. When Kitty had to choose between the Imperial Guy and the Stormcloak Guy, she went with the Imperial because Kitty doesn't like racist bastards. So she ran to the door and opened it only to come face-to-face with with the racist bastard. Kitty was not amused.

So Dovakitty started questing and soon she found out that her parents got her name wrong; She was the Dovakin. She started walking to the Anti-Just For Men Touch of Grey Society when a bandit confronted her at a bridge. The bandit demanded 200 Septims. Kitty got mad and tried to intimidate the bandit. The bandit backed down and told Kitty to go before the other bandits saw. But somehow, 200 Septims disappeared from her pocket. She saw it in the corner of the screen I mean the corner of her eye. Kitty was distraught because she was saving up for a house. The incident left her broken. As broken as Skyrim is on the PS3.

They can't fix this game. They fix one problem just to have another spring up. I'm not going to buy the DLC even at half price; my paranoia won't let me. Bethesda will release a DLC and it will cause glitches. Then they will make patch 1.9 to fix the glitches. But 1.9 will cause glitches for the people that didn't buy the DLC. So Bethesda will say, "Buy the DLC and you game will work just fine!" No thanks, I'll just stop playing Skyrim.

Fantastic!

 

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