PS3 owners of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be pleased to know that Hearthfire is available over at the PlayStation Store. It comes at half price in the first week of it being on sale so you can get it for $2.50 (Rs. 135). After this it will go back to full price of $5 (Rs. 270).
PS3 owners will be breathing a sigh of relief after waiting for so long for the DLC thanks to Bethesda being unable to port the DLC to the games console. As PS3 owners got Dragonborn last month and the other are heading their way, it looks as though Bethesda worked out how to port them over.
Hearthfire was revealed in October last year and you can buy land and build a house on it. This can be anything from a one room house to a compound that sprawls, along with a garden, armoury or anything else. The DLC brings with it new tools, these include a drafting table along with a carpenter workbench, on which gamers are able to take stone, clay and logs and turn them into furnishings and structures. Gamers will also be able to adopt children.
Developers of the game have said through forums that they were having issues getting the game over to the PS3. One post said “We have tried a number of things, but none of them solve the issue enough to make Dawnguard good for everyone. The PS3 is a powerful system, and we’re working hard to deliver the content you guys want. Dawnguard is obviously not the only DLC we’ve been working on either, so the issues of adding content get even more complicated. This is not a problem we’re positive we can solve, but we are working together with Sony to try to bring you this content”.
Dawnguard was brought out in June of last year and is based on an ancient prophecy. This tells of the obfuscation of the sun thanks to magic rituals. Gamers are in the middle of war between Dawnguard, who are vampire hunters, and vampires. The DLC was exclusive to the Xbox 360 for 30 days.
Skyrim has been a great success for Bethesda and they have proved that big budget games without the need for multi-players can work out successful. The Creation kit for the DLC was brought out in February of this year and it was downloaded two million times in just weeks. This shows how popular the game has been. The only other Steam game that has been able to go head to head with it has been Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which was revealed in November. Bethesda said that on average PC players played the game for around 75 hours.