It’s got the internet all a-buzz, but not necessarily from excitement: the pieces of DLC for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will finally be making its way to the Playstation 3 console. Starting with the newest expansion, Dragonborn, each piece of DLC will be half-off during the first week that it releases. Now, over a year after the game’s original release, many around the internet are asking the big question: does anyone care? Well, here’s the answer, folks: It doesn’t matter if anyone care that Skyrim’s DLC just made it to PS3.
I understand, games come out so quickly and in such large quantities now that it doesn’t take long to forget about the last game and move on to the next, but that doesn’t mean that there still isn’t plenty to do in Skyrim for most folks. And if you happen to be part of the group that owns the game for PS3, was willing to forgive all the bugs while they were being patched, and held a certain amount of envy for your friends who were 360 owners and playing the new content, then this is a great situation for you. You get the DLC you’ve been waiting for, and you get it for half the price. Bethesda could have simply given up on patching the game, given up on working on the expansion content and moved on to new games. But they didn’t.
More companies need to commit to their software like Bethesda did. More companies should look to satisfy their customers, even if they’re doing it late. And we gamers shouldn’t be so busy finding something to scoff at that we forget those times we were jealous of our friend with the N64 who got to play Mario when we didn’t, or the kid down the street with the PS1 who spent all day playing Final Fantasy while we were stuck with Quest 64. It’s a good thing to see great gaming experiences like Skyrim and its DLC be available for more gamers, and I hope for Bethesda’s sake it pays off so we can see more companies work the kinks out of their products.