Before I get into this news story, I’d like to apologize to those of you who happened to be eating or drinking something when you saw this news story’s headline. If you own the PS3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it probably made you spit onto your smartphone/computer screen and I’m sorry about that. I had to use that title, because that’s what Bethesda is claiming is true.
Video game developers and publishers often use Twitter to relay messages to its fans and that is exactly what Bethesda has done via its BethesdaGameStudios account. The direct quote is, “To update: we’re also close on new Skyrim content for PS3 and PC.” There is no release date or official information on what new DLC is coming, just that Bethesda is at work on Skyrim DLC for the PS3 and Windows PC.
While I don’t doubt that is true for the Windows’ Skyrim DLC, since the platform has received the Dawnguard and Hearthfire DLC already, I’m a PS3 owner. I’ve played Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim on my PS3. I know what Bethesda does to PS3 games. The cynic in me reads that update and figures close for PS3 owners means, “Dawnguard and Hearthfire might be ready for the PS3 by the time the Skyrim GOTY edition is released in 2013.” Close could also mean, “We finally got Skyrim to run at 5 FPS with Dawnguard installed.” I don’t have a lot of faith in them as a developer, at this point.
Still, I’m obligated to report it. The Skyrim Dragonborn DLC is coming to the Xbox 360 on December 4, 2012 and will cost 1,600 Microsoft Points. That means it will probably come to Windows PCs either in January or February, 2013 and cost $19.99, since there seems to be a 1-2 month exclusivity window. As for PS3 owners, take solace in the knowledge that Bethesda is close to probably getting the five month old Dawnguard DLC to maybe possibly appear. Oh, who are we kidding. Watch the Dragonborn DLC trailer and dream, fellow PS3 owners.