Bethesda addresses Skyrim issues plaguing some PS3 users

By Xav de Matos, Dec 06, 2011 11:15am PST

In an update to its original blog post dated December 1, developer Bethesda has said it is aware some Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim players on PlayStation 3 are still experiencing "long-term play issues" despite the release of update 1.2, which was meant to alleviate those problems.

According to the update, Bethesda is "reaching out" to a number of users that use multiple save files in order to detect the exact problem. "Right now we know it's not one thing, but a combination of smaller ones that some folks are seeing, but others are not."

According to the update, some of the issues may include problems with the PlayStation 3 version autosaving, "SPU AI updates," and Skyrim's "dynamic system memory allocation." Fixes for these issues "are not in the current 1.3 update that is in final testing," the blog reveals; however, they "will be in future ones."

The update goes on to say the developer understands how frustrating it can be for the game to be giving some users issues and thanks gamers for their continued feedback and patience. "Rest assured we take your gameplay experience seriously and will continue working on this until it's resolved," the post added.

Earlier this week, Fallout: New Vegas developer Joshua Sawyer blamed PS3's restrictive RAM for "engine-level" issues that cause performance lag in Bethesda games.

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