Skyrim to Receive Day One Patch

November 7, 2011Written by Jonathan Leack

Bethesda are no strangers to critical success this decade, but that isn’t to say their products have been perfect. Whether it’s The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion or Fallout 3, their games tend to release with an array of bugs ranging from the weird and funny, to the downright frustrating. With a patch already in development for their upcoming and highly-anticipated title Skyrim, there’s a chance we might be seeing yet another buggy release from Bethesda.

Bethesda Softworks Community Manager, Nick Breckon, has confirmed on NeoGAF that a large patch is being developed for Skyrim prior to release. It will be numbered 1.1, and will release alongside the game this Friday on 11/11, leaving those who get it early with some potentially game-hampering issues.

Skyrim will run on what Bethesda have stated will be a new and improved engine. Its visuals have been nothing short of breathtaking and, while it looks like it will offer a lot more options for gameplay, it’s been impossible to tell if it’s as polished as many are hoping. Buggy or not, Skyrim is one of the biggest games of the year, and if the game post-patch is clear of major issues, then Bethesda have a shot at refining their image as not only one of the best RPG developers in the world, but a team that can push a well-polished experience into consumer hands.