Skyrim patches coming in two weeks

By Steve Watts, Nov 21, 2011 10:30am PST

Bethesda's promised multi-platform patches for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim should be coming within about two weeks, according to marketing VP Pete Hines. He says the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 patches have been submitted for certification, and a PC one is on the way.

Skyrim has been a sales success, despite Bethesda's track record for buggy launches. The Xbox 360 version runs into graphical issues if the game is installed to the hard drive; the PS3 version experiences hefty lag and framerate problems after several hours. Other assorted bugs have been reported, but those two seem to be the most prevalent on consoles.

Hines announced on Twitter (via Joystiq) that the "current estimate" is that the patches will go live the week after Thanksgiving. Of course, any hitches during the certification process could delay that, but it's something to look forward to for the time being.

Last week Bethesda urged patience on the fixes, and cautioned that the first patches may not fix "your" bug. "Takes a while to test/fix/regress," he said. "Hang in there."

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