Yes, Bethesda’s next entry into the epic Elder Scrolls series will be getting an update as soon as players put the disc into their console. That means Skyrim will be version 1.1 on 11/11/11. Do you see what Bethesda did there?
The collective groan of gamers everywhere can be heard as they express their dismay at the idea of having a day one patch — everyone wants games to be done by the time they release to retail. Unfortunately, making sure that everything in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim works as well as possible took a little more time than expected. Nonetheless, Bethesda wants to ensure there will be no problems when players begin their epic journey in the fifth Elder Scrolls game.
Should you choose to direct your ocular nerves’ attention to the recent behind-the-scenes-video talking about Skyrim’s sound, art, and character development, you will get a small idea of the kind of work that’s being put in by the team at Bethesda to give players an incredible experience. That is, those players who don’t opt to speed run Skyrim within 3 hours.
Community manager at Bethesda, Nick Breckon confirmed on video game message board NeoGAF that Skyrim will be receiving the patch.
“Yep. All platforms going to 1.1 by 11/11/11.”
Unfortunately, Breckon did not go into details regarding what the patch will be adding, taking away, or fixing in the final product. Skyrim fans shouldn’t worry, though, as update information will probably be made available within the coming days.
With the game closing in fast on its release date, refresh your memory of “what the big deal is” by watching 20 minutes of gameplay and familiarizing yourself with all the epic beauty, monsters, and world of Skyrim.
Ranters, are you disappointed that Skyrim will be patched on launch day? What kinds of issues do you think the patch addresses? What about players who don’t have access to the patch — will they be stuck with a “broken” game?
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim releases November 11, 2011, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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