'The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim' update 1.7 hitting PlayStation 3 in 'the coming weeks'

Skyrim update 1.7 will hit PlayStation 3 in a few weeks.

PlayStation 3 users can expect The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim's latest update, Update 1.7, to arrive in the next few weeks, according to a statement on the official Twitter account for the Bethesda title.

Update 1.7 includes all content from the 1.6 update already live on PC and Xbox 360, including mounted combat.

In addition, this update will feature crash fixes relating to dragon landings and new water shaders, general memory and stability optimizations, and fixes to swimming animations following the triggering of the vampiric grip action.

Xbox 360 users will receive fixes for logic errors with loading screens, improved voice recognition with Kinect, improved Kinect-enabled dragon language shouts for French, German, Italian, and Spanish, and fixed issues with Dawnguard's Kinect-enabled dragon shouts in these languages.

However, fans shouldn't hold their breath for the release of the title's first major add-on, Dawnguard, on PlayStation 3 and PC. Last night Bethesda marketing chief Pete Hines stated to Twitter followers that despite fan expectations to launch Skyrim's Dawnguard downloadable content to PC and PlayStation 3 following the Xbox 360's 30 days of exclusivity, the studio has no announcements to make.

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

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

The Dawnguard downloadable add-on was released to Xbox 360 last month.

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