Fans of Skyrim that own a PlayStation 3 haven’t exactly had the best time with the game since its release. They have had to deal with a multitude of issues, the biggest of which being frame rate drops once their save files reach a certain size. Bethesda has continually promised patches to fix the bugs that run rampant through the game, but the PS3 has consistently been the last platform to receive these updates. When you couple that with the Xbox 360’s first DLC exclusivity, it’s safe to say that the PS3 owners have been left out in the cold when compared to Skyrim fans that own an Xbox 360 or PC.
It looks like PS3 owners might be getting a bit of a break finally however. As of today, Skyrim patch 1.7 is live on the PS3. This new patch looks to fix a number of memory and performance issues as well as bug fixes. The most important part however, is that Bethesda has combined this patch with their 1.6 update, which didn’t make it to the PS3 at the same time as other platforms. The 1.6 patch includes new features like mounted combat, and of course a long list of bug fixes. It is also worth noting that the 1.6 patch is pertinent for the Playstation 3 version of Skyrim to run the Dawnguard DLC.
Speaking of Dawnguard for the PS3, gamers have been abuzz over the fact that Bethesda hasn’t even announced the expansion for platforms other than 360. This is such a hot topic because it essentially leaves thousands of gamers in the dark. Since then however, the DLC has been released for PC. So how does this bode for PS3 gamers hoping to get their hands on the vampire themed expansion?
On Thursday, August 2, 2012, Bethesda confirmed that they had the expansion up and running on the PS3, but that they weren’t yet satisfied enough with its performance to release the DLC to Sony’s console. While this doesn’t exactly confirm that the content is going to come out on the Playstation 3, it does give fans something to look forward to. Especially considering that Bethesda has finally released the 1.6 patch for the system, which as stated above is necessary for the DLC to run.
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