PlayStation 3 DLC for Skyrim close: Bethesda

Bethesda has been receiving complaints from PlayStation 3 gamers for lack of any additional content for the PS3 version of Skyrim. According to Eurogamer, the company has announced that it is close to releasing downloadable content (DLC) on the PC and the PlayStation 3.

A tweet from Bethesda Game Studios read, “To update: we're also close on new Skyrim content for PS3 and PC.” Bethesda had earlier revealed that it is trying its best to port DLC such as Dawnguard to the PS3, but the company said that there are many performance issues impeding the developers and a PS3 version of the DLC may not happen. Along with Dawnguard, the previous DLC, titled Hearthfire, is yet to see a PS3 release. Bethesda is also yet to announce a release date for the PC and PS3 versions of the recently announced Dragonborn DLC.

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In a follow-up tweet Bethesda acknowledged disgruntled players: “Thanks to all our fans. We think you'll love the new stuff. We know it takes us time and thanks for all your support and patience!”

Earlier this week, Bethesda had released a trailer for Dragonfire – its upcoming Skyrim DLC. The trailer shows a return to Morrowind, with most of its trippy flora and fauna intact. The trailer also reveals the existence of another character that is a dragonborn, and has shown the ability to ride dragons. Bethesda has announced that the DLC will be available on Xbox Live on December 4 and is set to cost 1600 Microsoft Points which roughly converts to Rs 1,100. The release date for the PC has not been mentioned, and since the PlayStation 3 version hasn’t gotten any DLC so far, it is doubtful if the console will get this one.

While the original guesses about the character from the image that Bethesda had used to tease about the new DLC being a dragonborn weren’t incorrect, the guesses have been wrong for assuming it was the Dovhakiin – the protagonist of the game. The trailer mentions the return to Solstheim, and shows some new gameplay elements including platforming sections.

The return to Morrowind has been heavily hinted in files added to the game after a recent update. There are files named 'DLC2' and 'Dragonborn', which were added in the most recent update to the open world game. These files hinted towards the possibility of being able to ride dragons in the next DLC, as there are animation files for riding dragons. Along with this, some other file names had hinted towards one of the most well-loved areas in the Elder Scroll series – Morrowind.

Morrowind was originally the setting for the third game of the series – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and is the home of the dark elves, aka, Dunmer. Quest markers for areas in Morrowind such as Solstheim, Telvanni Castle, Karstaag, Raven Rock and Miraak Temple have been discovered in Skyrim’s files.

Published Date: Nov 08, 2012 05:54 pm | Updated Date: Nov 08, 2012 05:54 pm