Being humble is not something we tend to associate with today’s big videogame publishers. So it’s nice to see exactly that from Bethesda. The company have admitted that they need to treat their updates with future greater care.
Bethesda’s words come in the face of fresh issues introduced by the recent v1.2 patch, which was designed as a fix to numerous bugs experienced by players on all platforms. However, it seemed to be PS3 users that were worst affected.
Bethesda’s official statement on the matter is as follows:
“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.
“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 realised 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 prioritising 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.”

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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