Bethesda has released a more official statement about the porting process of the Dawnguard expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim onto the PlayStation 3, saying that there are still major problems that might not be solved in a timely manner, so the add-on could even skip the console altogether.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim appeared last year and its release was marked by a variety of bugs across all of its platforms, including PC, PS3, or Xbox 360, but by far the biggest issues were encountered by owners of Sony’s console.
While the bugs have been remedied by subsequent patches, the platform is still causing problems, as Bethesda was forced to delay the release of the Dawnguard
expansion on the PS3 indefinitely earlier this summer.
Now, the studio has posted a new statement concerning the porting process of Dawnguard onto the PS3, and it revealed that not a lot of progress is being made.
“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,” the studio said.
“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.”
The studio will continue to work hard on the porting process, so there’s still hope that a solution will be found, according to the developer.
“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 is quite unfortunate for owners of Skyrim on PS3, as the PC and Xbox 360 players can already enjoy Dawnguard, while a brand new expansion, Hearthfire
, is getting ready to appear for the Microsoft console.