PS3 players have been unfortunate in matters regarding Skyrim ever since the game’s release. The game was nearly unplayable for the PS3 owners when it arrived last year. The platform also has not had much luck with the game’s DLC, Dawnguard. In fact, even after it’s release on the Xbox 360 ad PC it has failed to even show up on the PS3. Regarding this matter, Bethesda issued these comments:
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.
This led many fans to believe that PS3 may never receive the Dawnguard DLC. However, perhaps all has not been lost yet as Sony has issued a statement regarding their desire to bring the Skyrim DLC to their console:
We work with all of our partners to try and solve their problems. We have a big, broad dev support team that works closely with Bethesda—and with all of our partners—to work with them to solve that any sort of issues they have along the way.
Of course, I always want everything to work always for everyone. I can’t promise any kind of resolution or timeline but can say that everyone involved is trying their best to get this stuff working.
Please note that this is not a definitive answer for those waiting for Dawnguard’s release on the PS3, but it does provide a glimmer of hope for them. So will Dawnguard ever be released on the PS3? Only time will tell.