Xbox 360 users are already three patches ahead of PS3 gamers, first defaulter being the Skyrim Dawnguard PS3. Bethesda has confirmed that it is working on getting the Skyrim Dawnguard PS3 and Hearthfire PS3 in this year. Though there’s no official word on the release data, speculations are that Dragonborn would be the first DLC that PS3 players will receive. This might give an insight to the problem that Bethesda has been facing with Dawnguard PS3 and the PS3 platform altogether.
Though PS3 is a capable platform, there seems to be some RAM issues when it comes Skyrim. PS3 gamers had reported frequent slowdowns and crashes with even the original Skyrim version. The reason is probably an inherent problem in the architecture on which Bethesda has built the Skyrim. But with commitment to release patches, Bethesda might have found a way to solve the problems.
Bethesda won’t certainly release more updates which would exclude the PS3 gamers. The stutter with Skyrim Dawnguard PS3 has already been noticeably crippling and releasing new patches would only make things worse. There are some rumors that instead of releasing more patches, Bethesda might release a new game which would circumvent problems which Dawnguard PS3 brought along with it.
If there is indeed a new patch, it’s very probable that it will be Thalmor. A fight with Thalmor is very likely and hence a DLC makes all the sense. And may be, Bethesda will reverse the Skyrim Dawnguard PS3 fiasco and release Thalmor or the fourth DLC for PS3 first.Releasing a new game would be a better option for Bethesda, because that would enable them to work from ground-up.