GamesBeat

Dragonborn expansion definitely coming to PlayStation 3

Tomorrow, the latest expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim hits Microsoft’s Xbox 360 (1,600 Microsoft Points), but developer Bethesda still hasn’t released the first downloadable content, Dawnguard, for the PlayStation 3.

Technical woes have forced the studio to delay the release of the add-on for its open-world fantasy role-playing title on Sony’s hardware. The second expansion, Hearthfire, is also absent from the PS3 version.

Well, Bethesda is publicly announcing that Dragonborn will arrive on PS3 in the new year.

This doesn’t mean that the PS3 versions of Dawnguard or Hearthfire are on the way. In the comments of its blog, Bethesda answered a fan’s question about the pair of DLC releases:

“We know you guys are hungry for more content, and we still have more in the works. We’ll share details with everyone as soon as we can.”

Skyrim on PS3 suffered from many performance issues that primarily stem from the system’s meager memory capacity. The hardware houses 512MB RAM, but a huge portion of that is permanently allocated to the PS3′s operating system, which doesn’t leave a lot for big games with vast amounts of data.

Dragonborn is another substantial addition to Skyrim. It pits the player’s here against the the original Dragonborn, which is the title the player’s character currently holds.


Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 2.00.11 PMGamesBeat 2014 — VentureBeat’s sixth annual event on disruption in the video game market — is coming up on Sept 15-16 in San Francisco. Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $400!
blog comments powered by Disqus

GamesBeat is your source for gaming news and reviews. But it's also home to the best articles from gamers, developers, and other folks outside of the traditional press. Register or log in to join our community of writers. You can even make a few bucks publishing stories here! Learn more.

You are now an esteemed member of the GamesBeat community. That means you can comment on stories or post your own to GB Unfiltered (look for the "New Post" link by mousing over your name in the red bar up top). But first, why don't you fill out your via your ?

About GamesBeat