Hines confidence for Skyrim Dawnguard PS3 waning
Bethesda must have got the message by now that gamers waiting on any news in regards to Skyrim Dawngaurd coming to the PS3 wish to be updated on a regular basis, so much so that Peter Hines has been responding to those affected by this issue. A few days ago there was a ray of light, but in recent days Hines confidence of a release seems to be waning.
On Friday Hines was asked if Dawngaurd for the PS3 was cancelled, he said it was “not cancelled, still working on it. The process of “trying things” just isn’t a quick one.” He was also asked if he had any input in regards to the programming, but he replied that he only contacts the team on a regular basis for an update.
However, the most recent response from Hines is the one that has us concerned the most, as he said, “No, we will not release it if we can’t get the performance to an ‘acceptable’ standard. Our stance on this has not changed.” Now we don’t know about you, but these are not the words from someone who feels confidant that Bethesda will be able to resolve the issue they are currently experiencing.
While there is still no admission that Dawnguard will never be released on the PS3 we don’t hold out much hope anytime soon at least, but at least Bethesda have not given up. However, we have to go back to the old question as to why Bethesda are having performance issues with the PlayStation 3 when the likes of Naughty Dog and other big developers do not? We’re sure that you have your own opinions on this so please share them with us.
Should Bethesda postpone other DLC? – There have been suggestions that Bethesda should not attempt to release new Skyrim content for the Xbox 360 or PC until they have been able to resolve the PS3 issue. We can sympathize with both sides on this one, yes it must be very frustrating for PS3 owners still waiting for the first Skyrim DLC, but why should those with a 360 or PC be penalized for Bethesda’s failings?
There is the fear that because the DLC has taken so long with no release date in sight that people have now moved on, Bethesda has certainly shot themselves in the foot with this farce. Moving on to the main issue for the lack of new Skyrim content for the PlayStation 3, the best way to describe the issue is from a comment made from a previous article of ours, where one reader said “It’s like their trying to fit a square into a circle.” What a great analogy don’t you think?