PlayStation 3 owners definitely got the short end of the stick when it came to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Not only was the PS3 version plagued with several bugs at launch, but gamers have been unable to access any of the downloadable content that’s been available to Xbox 360 users for several months. It’s been a frustrating wait for players, and there was even a time when Bethesda claimed that some DLC may never make its way to the PS3.

Thankfully the wait is nearly over for PlayStation enthusiasts hoping to once again boot up The Elder Scrolls V and saunter around the land of Skyrim with some new content. Bethesda announced that the downloadable add-ons Dragonborn, Dawngaurd, and Hearthfire would finally be arriving on the PSN in February — after getting help from Sony to make the content compatible with the console — but fans have been clamouring for specifics regarding the contents’ impending release.

The official Bethesda Blog finally informed eager dragonborns of the exact release dates for all three of the previously mentioned pieces of content for Skyrim. All are scheduled to launch exactly one week after each other, and it will all be priced at 50% off for the entire first week that it’s available.

  • Dragonborn releases Tuesday, February, 12
  • Hearthfire releases Tuesday, February, 19
  • Dawnguard releases Tuesday, February, 26

These dates are currently only applicable to the contents’ North American release, and there’s no word on when they’ll be hitting the Euro PlayStation Network, but certification shouldn’t take all that long to complete.

Regardless, this Skyrim info has been a long time coming for PlayStation users. Hopefully the incredibly long wait will be worth it in the eyes of frustrated consumers, and the fact that Bethesda will deliver the content in a timely (and discounted) manner should cheer up disappointed gamers.

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Source: Bethesda Blog