With this latest project underway, there are concerns that the company are neglecting PS3 fans who are still eagerly waiting for Dawnguard, the first expansion pack, to hit the console.
Although unconfirmed, the latest DLC is scheduled for an October release.
‘Hearthfire’ refers to the 9th month in the Elder Scrolls calendar, which thematically would be a fitting title for the fantasy RPG’s next batch of DLC.
The new content features zombies (seen above) and is expected to tie in with the Halloween season.
The news will anger PS3 fans who thought that Bethesda would release Dawnguard to their system after a 30 day period of exclusivity with Microsoft had expired, but it has been almost a month now since that agreement came to an end, and we are still no closer to seeing Dawnguard on the horizon any time soon.
Hearthfire has already got its fair share of critics, too, with many accusing Bethesda of laziness by using zombies – a well used DLC feature in several games already on the market – to make a cheap buck during the Halloween season, especially as zombies are already present in Skyrim anyway.
It is still unclear whether new terrain, missions, weapons and armory will come with the latest DLC or if it will just be a simple case of adding zombies to the game as a more regular foe, with a potential “zombie virus” to hit the residents of Tamriel.
There are now serious concerns that both Dawnguard and Hearthfire may remain Xbox 360 titles, with PS3 and PC users potentially missing out on the latest action yet again by falling two expansion packs behind – something which to most fans would come as a bitter pill to swallow.
What do you think of the latest DLC news? Are Bethesda taking PS3 users for a ride? Let us know in the comments section below.
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