Skyrim Continues Heritage of Glitches and Bugs

November 11, 2011Written by Jonathan Leack

Despite a heavily upgraded engine, Skyrim has been a topic of concern for many consumers today after an overwhelming amount of reported issues affecting all three platforms, PS3 included.

Users are reporting that Skyrim has a frequent issue where menu navigation can become unresponsive, making interaction almost unbearable. FPS drops are also frequent, and mar what is otherwise a beautiful looking game. Outside of visual issues, there are some glitches ranging from quests being unfinishable, enemies teleporting, and audio inconsistencies.

What’s particularly alarming about these reported issues is that a major patch was already released for the game which addressed many¬†others, meaning that it was even more unstable just before launch day. It’s become apparent that the “new” engine for Skyrim, which has been called Creation by Bethesda, is really just a modified version of the notoriously buggy Gamebryo engine after all.

It goes without saying that Bethesda are working on another patch, but with how long it took for Fallout: New Vegas to get the anti-bug treatment, we may be waiting a while.