This is not exactly the news PlayStation 3 gamers want to hear, but alas it is certainly an update on the matter. Posting on the official Bethesda forums last night, a staff member said there is an issue preventing Dawnguard from working properly with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the PS3. A game as large as Skyrim requires a lot of resources, and Dawnguard adds more complexity since it is not exactly the smallest DLC. Bethesda is working with Sony to try and get everything running smoothly, but it is not a problem the developer is positive it can solve.
It's been a few weeks, and we wanted to make sure everyone knows where we're at with Dawnguard. Skyrim is a massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources, and things get much more complex when you're talking about sizable content like Dawnguard. 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.
We wish we had a more definitive answer right now. We understand the frustration when the same content is not available on all platforms. When we have an update, we will certainly let you know. We deeply appreciate all the time and support you have given us, and we’ll keep doing our best to return that.
Hopefully something positive can come of all this and Bethesda has good news in the next status update, but that may take a while. Keep it tuned here for any further developments.