When Bethesda unveiled the first official add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it was announced that the Dawnguard DLC would be a timed Xbox 360 exclusive. In the past, timed exclusivity between Bethesda and Microsoft has lasted for 30 days. Dawnguard released on 26 June 2012, which was a month ago, so where is the PC and PlayStation 3 version?
Head of marketing for Bethesda, Pete Hines, took to Twitter to calm the masses, only he didn’t so much calm them as give them reason to shriek in terror at the prospect of Dawnguard remaining an Xbox 360 exclusive: “We have not announced Dawnguard for any other platform, nor given a timeline for any such news. If we have news, I promise I’d tell you.”
This was followed by another tweet that offered a little reassurance: “I was simply stating that expecting/demanding something today is unfounded. Not that news is never coming.” In other words: be patient PC and PlayStation 3 Dovahkiins, because nobody from Bethesda or Microsoft officially said that the exclusivity was for 30 days only.