Skyrim update coming to PS3, 360 this week

Posted by Raven Lovecraft

Just days after confirming the delay of new DLC, Bethesda has announced that a new Skyrim update will hit both consoles tomorrow.

"1.7 title update for Skyrim expected to release this Thurs. on 360 (worldwide) and PS3 (N. America)," the company wrote in a Twitter post.

This latest update brings a host of features for the Xbox 360 Kinect voice-recognition platform, as well as patches, optimizations, and bug fixes for both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Unfortunately, PS3 owners are still waiting for the latest full game expansion known as Dawnguard.

The expansion file gives players, among other things, the ability to join a vampire hunting mission with a group called, of course, the Dawnguard. Or they can become a vampire and be a part of the uprising instead.

If you become a vampire you earn a handful of new powers such as the ability to turn into a cloud of bats, as well as an attack that suspends your enemies in mid air.

The Dawnguard expansion pack is chock full of sweet, fresh digital content, providing up to 20 hours of gameplay.

Yes, Dawnguard will offer players a new main quest with two different tracks including one - for Vampire Lord and one for Dawnguard. No matter which story track the player chooses, the paths will converge at certain points and then diverge yet again.