What you see above is yet another image from Pete Hines’ Twitter account. The Bethesda marketing veep was far from being the most popular man in the gaming community late last week, following a tweet where he admitted Skyrim DLC Dawnguard had not been announced for other platforms. Many gamers were hoping to see Dawnguard available for the PC and PlayStation 3 following the expiration of its 30-day exclusivity for the Microsoft Xbox 360 platform. But Hines’ announcement more or less quashed a lot of hopes and inspired a lot of outrage.
But all may not be lost for those looking forward to seeing Skyrim’s first-ever DLC offering on non-Xbox platforms. Several Twitter members asked about the PC and PS3 versions’ “cancellation”, but according to Hines, that isn’t necessarily so. His most recent tweet was a reply to a certain eldarmark, who was, again, inquiring about the supposedly cancelled Dawnguard versions. As per Hines’ reply, “(Bethesda) will have info soon,” which suggests it shouldn’t be long before we learn the real story behind Dawnguard not being available for PC and PS3.
Hines had actually provided a more revealing answer to another cancellation-related question after the above reply. According to the latter reply, “Nothing has been said (or) announced about (Dawnguard). We should have info later this week.” Later in the week, eh? This looks like something to really keep an eye on, as the past few tweets haven’t done much to appease those who expressed their frustration following the original “nothing has been announced” tweet from last week. But to give Hines some credit, at least he’s keeping everyone in the loop and assuring Skyrim players that they shouldn’t be writing off Dawnguard as something that will never see the light of day on other platforms. Let’s hope that we don’t get any bad news once Hines makes his announcement later this week.