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Bethesda Gives Official Update on PS3 Skyrim Problems, Upcoming Patches

December 6, 2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

Bethesda’s biggest game yet, The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim, continues a long tradition of buggy games from the publisher, something that is generally forgiven considering the incredible breadth and size of their RPGs. But gamers who are suffering from the long-term play issue on the PS3 might not have such kind words for the publisher, especially with the next patch not set to fix the problem.

Over on the Bethblog, Bethesda said:

While the 1.2 update fixed the long-term play issues for most PS3 users, we are aware that is not the case for some. We’ve been reaching out to a number of those users to collect save games, so we can take a look at their specific issues. Right now we know it’s not one thing, but a combination of smaller ones that some folks are seeing, but others are not. Some seem to be the PS3 autosaving in the background (you can turn that off), some may be SPU AI updates, and some may relate to dynamic system memory allocation. These fixes are not in the current 1.3 update that is in final testing, but will be in future ones. We understand how frustrating it can be when your game is having issues, and we thank all of you for your continued feedback and patience. Rest assured we take your gameplay experience seriously and will continue working on this until it’s resolved.

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