Last week, when Bethesda did not reveal the “Dawnguard” DLC for Skyrim on PS3 and PC, people started to worry the expansion might never come. As many noted, Microsoft and Bethesda agreed to a 30-day period of Xbox 360 exclusivity for Skyrim’s DLC. When “Dawnguard” released on Xbox Live last month (on June 26, to be precise) some assumed it would launch on PS3 and PC exactly thirty days later. Obviously, this was not the case.
Worries were supplemented by an announcement from Pete Hines, Bethesda’s marketing head, stating via Twitter that Bethesda has “ not announced Dawnguard for any other platform, nor given a timeline for any such news.” Hines went on to say ““If we have news, I promise I’d tell you.” This only exacerbated fears that “Dawnguard” would never reach the other two-thirds of Skyrim players.
But fear not, says Hines today, again taking to Twitter to address fans with a reassuring (yet noncommittal) tone. “Nothing has been said/announced about it. We should have info later this week.” In a previous Tweet he’d urged fans to, “Just sit tight. We’ll have info soon.”
Though the vague term “info” and the fact that these Tweets confirm nor deny nothing is straight out of marketing school, it would be hard to believe “Dawnguard” won’t make it’s way to PS3 and PC sometime in the relatively near future. And if you can’t wait that long, you can always go out and buy an Xbox 360 and a copy of Skyrim, and download “Dawnguard” from the Xbox Live Arcade. Microsoft will love you.