If you’re a PlayStation 3 owner who’s been sighing, gnashing your teeth and silently (or not so silently) cursing Bethesda since the Dawnguard DLC first dropped for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the Xbox 360 last June, it’s time for you to breath again. Bethesda has finally revealed definitive launch dates for the PS3 versions of these downloadable expansions, and they’re all coming this month.
Following the reverse order of the 360 launches, PS3 owners will be able to get their hands on the Dragonborn DLC first, as it goes live on February 12th. Following that is the house-building expansion Hearthfire, on February 19th, and last but not least, Dawnguard will drop on February 26th. If you’re interested, that Dawnguard date is exactly eight months later than the 360 launch. That should offer at least some hint as to how difficult the problem Bethesda and Sony were dealing with really was.
In addition, as a way of apologizing, Bethesda has made each of these content packs available at half-price for the first week their live. So, while Dragonborn and Dawnguard are both going to be priced at $20, for the first week of their respective releases, you’ll be able to pick them up for $10. Likewise, Hearthfire, with a regular price of $5, will be $2.50 for the first week of its release. If you weren’t planning on grabbing them right away, you might want to reconsider. It’s a shame the deal isn’t for a little bit longer, but still, it’s a nice gesture on Bethesda’s part. Hopefully there won’t be anymore problems with the game in the future.