Long-suffering PlayStation 3 owners (including yours truly) will finally get the opportunity to play downloadable content for Bethesda’s epic Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. That content, including Dragonborn, Hearthfire, and Dawnguard, has already been available to PC and Xbox 360 users for months.
There’s no doubt PS3 owners have gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to Skyrim, arguably this gaming generation’s most ambitious role-playing game. The PS3 version of the original game (which launched in November 2011) remains chock full of graphical errors, even now — despite repeated efforts by Bethesda to properly update the game.
Adding insult to injury has been the long wait for downloadable content. But now it appears that wait is over. Let’s just hope the expansion packs aren’t as busted as the original game.
Bethesda is staggering the release dates for each expansion pack. The newest DLC, Dragonborn, will be available to North American PS3 users today, February 12, 2013. For the first week this content will be available for half price, or $10. After that first week the price will double to $20.
The same price reductions will apply to Hearthfire, which will be released on February 19, and Dawnguard, which will be available on February 26.
Bethesda says each DLC pack offers roughly 30 hours of additional gameplay and features unique achievements. Dragonborn and Dawnguard also take players to (relatively) new locales, including Solstheim and Morrowind.
So, anybody downloaded Dragonborn yet? Is it functioning properly or are those kooky dragons flying backwards again?