Bethesda announced that it is hard at work fixing bugs and glitches associated with various versions of its epic RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. After pages of forum posts and an avalanche of consumer complaints, Bethesda will attempt to fix the issues plaguing PlayStation 3 Skyrim players with a new patch next week – after the Thanksgiving holiday.
"PS3 and 360 updates have been submitted for certification. PC coming too. Current estimate is they will be live the week after Thanksgiving," said Bethesda's Pete Hines.
"On the list for this update is improved performance for long-term play on PS3."
A large number of PlayStation 3 players have been plagued by a glitch with save files. After playing a few hours those files get bigger and – once they hit the nine MB mark – the game begins to become laggy. As the player attempts to soldier on in this lag, the game performance gets worse, eventually making it unplayable. Xbox 360 users have also reported texture issues and PC owners are dealing with fair share of glitches and technical quirks, but Bethesda has not confirmed a patch to fix these issues on other platforms.
Given that there are 3.5 million copies of the game on various platforms in the hands of players – with another 3.5 or so copies in retail stores – there's no doubt that Bethesda wants to get an outstanding technical issues squashed so they can concentrate on releasing DLC.