Bethesda PR Responds to Angry PS3 Gamers
The VP of PR and Marketing Responds with a Catty Remark of His Own
If you're a PS3 owner and you have The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, there's a good chance you've heard about the whole Skyrim-PS3-owners-not-getting-DLC thing. And a good chance that you’re pretty unhappy about it. It's not that Bethesda hates PS3 owners or anything (at least, not that I know of, though some might tell you different) there was just a large amount of technical difficulties that resulted in the PS3's DLC getting delayed...and now it seems like it's never going get released for that platform.
So, of course, PS3 owners are pretty angry about the whole thing, and it probably didn't help that there's been complaints of a buggy Skyrim experience on the PS3 in the first place...and that Xbox 360 owners were going to get their DLC 30 days earlier because of a business deal with Bethesda and Microsoft.
So some disgruntled gamers took to Twitter to ask Bethesda's PR what was going on with the DLC. The somewhat antagonizing yet technically acceptable comment made on behalf of Bethesda stemmed from a comment an upset gamer tweeted to Bethesda VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines. The comment was that he would not buy future Bethesda games because of the DLC problem. You can read the entire conversation here but long story short, Pete Hines claimed that he didn't buy games on the promise of DLC, regardless of platform but that he rarely played DLC anyway and that for him, it was "about the game". He covered his bases so it was still completely fine to say, but you can see how this might be seen as obscured hostility.
Gamers have gotten used to being spoon-fed and spoiled by developers in many ways, but in this case it's easy to see why they're upset by the seemingly preferential treatment to Xbox 360 customers when multiplatform developers are supposed to be neutral (if they want sales on all their platforms anyway). There's no word on when and if PS3 players will ever get Skyrim DLC but as far as this problem goes, things could get a lot worse before they get better for Bethesda when it comes to angry gamers.
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