Bethesda: No release date for Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard on PC or PS3 yet

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The summer drought has been tough on people. It’s been tough on farmers whose crops have withered under the relentless sun, tough on the average person burned by rising food costs, and tough on gamers thirsty for new games in the dry season of scant releases. Xbox 360 owners, lost in this desert, wandered up to a sweet oasis and drank deep on Jun. 26 when Dawnguard, the first downloadable expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, was released. Some flew through the sky as vampires, some joined the titular Dawnguard and hunted vampires down, and some yelled at their dusty Kinects, speaking the tongue of the dragons and watching cool stuff happen in the game as a result.

Even as Xbox 360 owners’ thirst was slaked, PlayStation 3 and PC Skyrim players have waited for sweet relief. Bethesda however says they’ll have to keep waiting. No Dawnguard for PC or PlayStation 3 players anytime soon.

“We have not announced Dawnguard for any other platform, nor given any timeline for any such news,” Tweeted Bethesda marketing chief Pete Hines on Thursday, “If I had news, I promise I’d tell you.”

The tweet came precisely one month after Dawnguard’s release. Microsoft and Bethesda had a 30-day exclusivity deal for the first downloadable content for Skyrim, so many players thought that Bethesda would be ready to announce the expansion for other platforms as soon as that period was over. Not so.

This is quite a big difference in policy from when the first round of downloadable content was released for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion back in 2006. The infamous “Horse Armor” DLC was released for Xbox 360 and PC, the only two platforms the game was available for at the time, simultaneously. The first major expansion for that game, The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine, followed suit though, hitting PC and Xbox at the same time in November of that year.

Skyrim patch 1.7 hit Steam on Jul. 30, and according to Bethesda, this patch includes both new content for the PlayStation 3 like mounted combat as well as fixes for Dawnguard on Xbox 360. Bethesda is working to get all versions of the game in the same working state. Plus Dawnguard has only just been released on Xbox 360s outside of the US. The content will come to PC and PS3 at some point. It’s just a matter of when.

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