Skyrim: Dawnguard PS3 release under threat, as 360 and PC sales boom

Bethesda has admitted it is facing development issues in tying to deliver the Skyrim DLC, Dawnguard to PS3.

Dawnguard has already been released on Xbox 360 and PC, with Bethesda boss Pete Hines telling MCV that it is ‘just performing ridiculously compared to our previous DLC.’ You can hear more from Hines in next week’s MCV.

However, the DLC has yet to show-up on PS3. With Bethesda admitted the development process has been fraught with challenges on that system.

In a blog post the firm wrote:

"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.

We have done a lot of DLC that has sold very well, but Dawnguard is just performing ridiculous compared to previous content.”

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