Bethesda marketing chief Pete Hines took to Twitter last night to comment on the Dawnguard downloadable content. Fans had expected it to launch on PC and PlayStation 3 this week after 30 days of Xbox 360 exclusivity, in-line with previous Bethesda Game Studios DLC, but it did not.

"We have not announced Dawnguard for any other platform, nor given a timeline for any such news," he said. "If we have news, I promise I'd tell you."

Then: "I was simply stating that expecting/demanding something today is unfounded. Not that news is never coming."

One fan questioned Bethesda's communication with its fans, saying it had "handled this poorly".

"Yup, understood," Hines replied. "Sometimes it's better to say nothing until you can provide solid info than say something before you can."

Meanwhile, Bethesda confirmed the Skyrim update 1.7 will, for PlayStation 3, include all the content from the 1.6 update.

The 1.6 update, which added mounted combat, has been live on PC and Xbox 360 for a number of weeks, but failed to materialise on PS3. Bethesda said all its features will be rolled into 1.7.

The beta version of the 1.7 title update can be downloaded from Steam now.

The update 1.7 release notes are below:

  • General memory and stability optimizations.
  • Fixed crash related to new water shaders.
  • Fixed rare crash related to dragon landings.
  • Fixed logic error with loading screens from add-ons (Xbox 360) .
  • Using vampiric grip and swimming no longer prevents swimming animation from playing afterwards.
  • Improved recognition with Kinect voice commands (Xbox 360) .
  • Kinect-enabled dragon language shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish work properly (Xbox 360).
  • Fixed issue with Dawnguard Kinect-enabled dragon shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish (Xbox 360).

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