After Bethesda first released Skyrim’s DLC Dawnguard on 360, PS3 gamers immediately began to ask “what about us?” Sadly, the publisher then played dumb on the subject, refusing to clarify what was going on with the DLC. Then they finally spoke out – Dawnguard was set to come to PS3. Now it seems like they spoke too soon.
The developer took to their forums to reveal the bad news – there’s a gamebreaking issue that might not ever be fixed:
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 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.
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.
With the unknown bug holding back the content pack, it makes you wonder if Microsoft even needed to bother paying for timed exclusive DLC.