Posted by Raine Hutchens on Dec 5, 2011

Promises Of ‘Greater Care’ With Skyrim Updates From Bethesda

If you’re one of the many, many fans who is journeying through the land of Skyrim right now, chances are that you’re a bit unhappy with how things are rolling out. Since the game launched there have been many glitches and playability issues that have left the game to become somewhat of a nuisance to players. The latest patch, 1.2, even sees dragons now flying upside down and backwards in the sky. Simply put, things just aren’t going so great with the game.

Bethesda has been watching the player feedback, and they’ve responded to the issues with the patches, as well as the game glitches as a whole. In a post the game’s blog, the developer stated, “After the holidays, we’ll continue to release regular updates for the game through full title updates, as well as incremental ‘gameplay updates’ to fix whatever issues come up along with rebalancing portions of the game for difficulty or exploits. We plan on having a lot of these, not just a few. Overall, you should expect updates to be hitting the PC and Steam earlier and more often, as that’s a process we control. Console updates will follow, as they must be certified and processed by those manufacturers.”

In the post, Bethesda say that they want to take “greater care” with any updates that come in the future. “We all know this is a huge game, and everyone has a different experience. We’ll continue to do everything we can to make the game better and better for as many people as possible every day. We’ve also realized that with the millions upon millions of people playing Skyrim, we need to treat our updates with greater care. If we get too aggressive trying to fix a minor issue, we run a risk of breaking something larger in a game like this. To be safe, we are prioritizing code side fixes right now over data fixes. Quest and balance issues are usually data, and those will start rolling in a large way with the January updates.”

It looks like yet another patch will be coming next week. This one is supposed to fix the magic resistance issue, along with plenty of others that have not only come from the updates, but been in place since the game launched. The update will hit the PC first, with the PS3 and Xbox 360 following after.


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