Skyrim patches on the way, Bethesda asks for patience

By Steve Watts, Nov 15, 2011 10:15am PST

Bethesda is (unsurprisingly) working on patches for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on all platforms. In the meantime, PR VP Pete Hines has directed fans on how to report bugs through the proper channels, and asked for "a little time" as they work to correct the problems.

"Patches/updates take a little time. We can't turn it around quite that fast. It's been three days. Calm down. We're working on it," Bethesda's Pete Hines assured fans.

In a series of posts on Twitter (via Eurogamer), Hines tells fans that using the official contact form is better than contacting him directly. To another inquiry, he said the team is working on patches to fix "any bugs and perf issues we can," but warns that it might not be comprehensive. "We will fix as much as we can for your platform," he said. "I don't know if it will fix 'your' bug. Takes a while to test/fix/regress. Hang in there."

So far the most publicized glitch is on the Xbox 360, where installing the game actually results in lower quality textures. Bethesda had previously said it was working on a patch to address that bug, but PS3 and PC owners are apparently having their own texture and freezing issues as well. No time-frame was given for the patches.

If you want to read more about our own experiences in the world of Skyrim, check out our review and the first entry of our new Skyrim Stories feature.

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