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Bethesda Bringing Patch to Skyrim for Lagging PS3 Users

by Joey Davidson | January 10, 2012January 10, 2012 1:00 pm PST

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was, without a doubt, one of the best games released in 2011. Bethesda managed to redefine what it means to be an open world RPG while capturing genre hallmarks that kept their game perfect for diehard fans.

We placed it in the number two position in our Top 11 Games of 2011 ranking for one major reason: those that bought and played the game on the PlayStation 3 have been besieged by troublesome glitches and constant lag.

The worst part about the PS3’s problems with Skyrim stems from the fact that the more gamers play and the longer their save files age, the more problems they encounter. As players advance in the game, their save file gets bigger and bigger. The PlayStation 3 and Skyrim seem to struggle once the save file reaches a large enough size.

The most committed fans that are deep into the game are the ones seeing the most issues.

Skyrim has been updated to version 1.3 so far for PlayStation 3 gamers; the releases leading up to this current patch have not addressed some of the biggest problems, like the game’s frustrating lag.

Bethesda has taken to Twitter to tell fans that they will be addressing the PlayStation 3’s lag, among other issues, in the next patch. 1.4, according to Bethesda, is planned to drop later this month.

Have you been playing Skyrim on the PlayStation 3? It’s safe to say that every version of the game has its share of bugs, but have any of you PS3 gamers experienced those of the game-breaking variety?

If the patch drops and fixings some of the major problems, we’ll let you know.

[via Twitter]

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Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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