Last week, Bethesda VP of marketing Pete Hines sparked outrage among Skyrim fans when he pointed out that the studio hasn’t announced the game’s first DLC, Dawnguard, for any platforms other than Xbox 360. Now, Hines is promising that more information on the PC and PS3 versions of Dawnguard is coming soon, telling one perturbed Twitter follower over the weekend to “Just sit tight. We’ll have info soon.” Just how soon? A few hours ago, Hines tweeted that Bethesda should have that info later this week.
So, it doesn’t look like it’ll be too long before anxious PC and PS3 players finally have a release date for Dawnguard. Of course, there’s also the possibility that Bethesda will announce that the PC and PS3 versions of Dawnguard have been canceled entirely, so watch out for that. Many were expecting news of its multiplatform release date last week, when the 30-day exclusivity deal with Microsoft was lifted, but such news never showed up. When fans found out that Dawnguard had never technically been announced for PC and PS3, they treated Hines to a barrage of angry tweets. Now that we have the promise of additional information coming sometime in the near future, Hines might finally get to take a break from dealing with upset Skyrim players.
All of this fuss over the PC and PS3 versions of Dawnguard makes us wonder if the outrage is worth it. Skyrim was met with critical praise upon release last year, but with Dawnguard it’s a different story. Skyrim‘s first DLC only managed to garner middling reviews, but to be fair, it seems that a lot of critics had a problem with its steep price more than anything else. Still, it would be a bit unfair for Bethesda to deliver DLC to only one platform and leave the other two in the dust, so we suppose that the angry tweets are at least somewhat justifiable in this case.
Bethesda has said in the past that it’s planning to release multiple pieces of expansion pack-like DLC for Skyrim, but just how many the studio is planning remains unclear. We’re now 8 months out from Skyrim‘s release date, so it seems unlikely that we’ll be getting more than one more piece of DLC for ol’ Skyrim. Bethesda may surprise us though, so keep an ear to SlashGear – we’ll be sure to let you know about this additional Dawnguard information once Bethesda shares it!