Skyrim PS3 1.3 update won’t fix everything

Elder Scrolls Skyrim continues to have problems on every platform, though no more so than on the PS3, where lag is the main issue. The 1.3 patch is expected to be launched too, fixing some of the bugs, but Bethesda has released a statement saying that unfortunately, it won’t fix everything.

The real problem though is that Bethesda don’t actually know what the real issues are. It thinks that it’s something to do with the auto save feature – maybe – and has asked for players to turn it off if they’re experiencing glitches. However it could also be something to do with the AI, or dynamic memory allocation; it’s all up in the air at the moment.

Bethesda have also begun asking players to send their save games to the company in an effort to investigate the bugs. Seems surprising that it can’t just reproduce them at its end.

Despite these set backs though, the company says that it is comitted to developing the game to a point where all the bugs are fixed and will continue to patch that game until it reaches that point.

Despite all the talk of bugs and issues, Skyrim has sold incredibly well. Not quite at the levels of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, but it did manage to ship some 3.5 million units on its first few days of sale. I think we can safely look forward to another rendition of the Elder Scrolls universe in a few years time.

 

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