But Bethesda "Not Satisfied" With PS3 Performance
Quakecon is in full swing over in the Lone Star State, and Bethesda used the podium to announce that Skyrim's Dawnguard expansion is now live on Steam. The lengthy DLC has also finally been confirmed for PS3, but apparently they're "not satisfied" with its performance yet.
“We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard’s performance on the PS3," reads an update on the Bethesda Blog. "We would like for everyone to have a chance to play Dawnguard, but we aren’t going to release it for PS3 knowing that some people’s experience in Skyrim will be worse.”
"We do everything we can to have our content available to all; from our free updates, to user mods, to paid DLC. We’re as disappointed as our fans when that isn’t the case, but we’ll continue to push for that reality."
Many PS3 players felt short-changed by Bethesda's recent unwillingness to date Dawnguard on the platform, not to mention some platform-specific frame rate and save file issues in the original Skyrim release. PC players can now get involved, but I daresay that most will be too busy with the enormous number of fantastic mods to worry about it just yet.
That said, if Bethesda's "reality" does come to pass, perhaps console owners could eventually start sampling some of the delights of the PC modding scene?The PS3 does support Steamworks, after all...