Over the past month Playstation 3 and PC fans of Bethesda’s epic roleplaying fantasy game, the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, have growing increasingly angry over the lack of news regarding the huge Dawnguard expansion pack that was released on Xbox 360 last month. When Dawnguard was first announced, Bethesda clearly stated that the Xbox 360 would get the expansion pack first as a timed exclusive, and that 30-days after it had arrived on Xbox, both PC and Playstation 3 users would get it.
However, at the time of writing this short news story Dawnguard has been available on Xbox 360 for exactly 33-days, and there’s been no official word from Bethesda on a release date, nor has there even been confirmation of a delay.
Three days ago, though, fans became even more confused when Peter Hines of Bethesda said this via Twitter:
“We have not announced Dawnguard for any other platform, nor given a timeline for any such news. If we have news, I promise I’d tell you”
Fans were understandably upset by this Tweet as it seemingly denied that Dawnguard had ever been announced for either Playstation 3 or PC, despite the fact that last year Bethesda released a statement clearly saying that Dawnguard would be coming to Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.
After fans clamored for more information, Peter Hines had to send out a Tweet that clarified:
“I was simply stating that expecting/demanding something today is unfounded. Not that news isn’t coming”
Hold on a moment, though, because fans asking for news is far from unfounded: Bethesda stated that Playstation 3 and PC owners would get Dawnguard 30-days after Xbox 360 owners got it. Since Dawnguard clearly didn’t release on Playstation and PC on the day it was originally claimed, is fans wanting news unfounded? Absolutely not, I say. However, let’s not jump on Peter Hines for all of this, as it may be that he simply wasn’t allowed to say anything at all on the subject because of the deal with Microsoft having been changed or something, although if that was the case then his initial Tweet should never have been sent as it was bound to cause confusion.
Anyway, Peter Hines then released another Tweet yesterday that gives us all hope that the issue may be cleared up shortly. Responding to a fan enquiring about news regarding Dawnguard, Peter Hines said:
“Just sit tight. We’ll have news soon”
Keep in mind, though, that at the moment we don’t know if this news will be to confirm a release date or to confirm that Dawnguard on Playstation 3 and PC has been cancelled.
Obviously we have absolutely no idea how soon ”soon” is, but it gives Playstaion 3 and PC owners hope that news will be coming before too much longer so that this can all be far behind us.
Until then, I’m off to play Dawnguard on my Xbox. Mwhahahahahahahahaha.