Dawnguard, the vampiric expansion to the vast and wonderous game that is Skyrim is already out on PC and Xbox 360, but it mightn’t be coming to PlayStation 3, Bethesda has warned.
The issues Bethesda is facing aren’t to do with licensing or finance and instead relate to a technical limitation of the Sony console. The warning came yesterday when a Bethesda staff member left a message on the game’s official forum.
“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,” wrote the member only known as Gstaff. While the issue was outlined a little further on in the message, not too much technical detail was outlined, though it does seem like it might relate to save-game problem the PS3 version suffering from at launch.
The message in its entirety read as follows:
“Earlier in the month, we provided an update on Dawnguard's status for PS3.
"It's been a few weeks, and we wanted to make sure everyone knows where we're at with Dawnguard. Skyrim is a massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources, and things get much more complex when you're talking about sizeable 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.
"We wish we had a more definitive answer right now. We understand the frustration when the same content is not available on all platforms. When we have an update, we will certainly let you know. We deeply appreciate all the time and support you have given us, and we'll keep doing our best to return that."
We’ve every faith they’ll get to the bottom of it; the demand has been huge for the extra content with Xbox 360 and PC sales through the roof. And as some fans have said: it’s probably better to fix the bugs before release than pander to public demand and sell a buggy product.