Bethesda Struggling to Get Dawnguard on PS3, Working With Sony on a Fix

31 Aug 2012

While PC players and Xbox 360 already had the chance to get their hands on Dawnguard and the latter will soon be able to get the next planned DLC Hearthfire, owners of the title on PlayStation 3 so far have had access to nothing but the base title, due to performance problems.

Well, it looks like, roughly one month after we got this explanation, Bethesda isn't any closer to solving Dawnguard's problems on Sony platform. In fact through the words of global community lead Matt Grandstaff we learn that the company isn't even sure of whether they'll be able to fix the problem, and are working directly with the console manufacturer to find a way:
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.

I suppose not releasing a broken product is a positive, but I can understand the disappointment of the owners of the Sony console, especially considering that it doesn't look like Bethesda will stop releasing downloadable content with Hearthfire.
 
 

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