After over a month of Skyrim’s Dawnguard expansion being an Xbox-exclusive, PC users were greeted by the DLC’s surprise Steam release the other day to help kick off the big QuakeCon sale. At the time of this writing it is the highest selling item in the Steam Store, a testament to the ludicrous popularity of the game on PC.
For PS3 users however Dawnguard has still yet to surface, and from the sound of things is still quite a ways off. In the words of the official Bethesda blog:
“We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard’s performance on the PS3. We would like for everyone to have a chance to play Dawnguard, but we aren’t going to release it for PS3 knowing that some people’s experience in Skyrim will be worse. We do everything we can to have our content available to all; from our free updates, to user mods, to paid DLC. We’re as disappointed as our fans when that isn’t the case, but we’ll continue to push for that reality.”
Owch. PS3 users really do seem to get screwed when it comes to Bethesda games. The PS3 port of Skyrim was easily the worst of them, and there’s a long history of DLC being slow to arrive to the system, if it ever arrives at all. Granted the PS3 is notorious for being tricky to develop for, but you’d think after nearly six years major developers who care enough to make a PS3 port would have worked out the kinks. Then again, better it be released in as close to a functional state as possible than rushed out and fixed months later.
Seriously though, if you’re going to play Skyrim, do it on a PC.