While The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting a ton of highly positive reception from those who are sinking hours upon hours into the Nordic inspired province of Tamriel, there are still inevitably going to be some bugs and problems that manage to get through in the final product. It’s the Bethesda way with their massive open-world RPGs. One such bug this time around, encountered by a “PurpleHaze” on the Bethesda forums, has rendered his game nearly unplayable and has spawned from his game save size being too large.
“PurpleHaze”s save file in Skyrim had increased to 5.3 MBs and he started encountering a lot of problems, some being very considerate. Graphic rendering took a dive, loading times became longer than usual, framerates were dropping, and perhaps worst of all, some game elements couldn’t be interacted with. “PurpleHaze” discovered the problems when he had tried to chop some wood to earn some honest gold.
So, PlayStation 3 players, beware if your save data gets close to 5 MBs. There is no reported fix for the problem yet and the user only ended up discovering the glitch late into his own game. Other users on the forum had reported similar problems and have encountered similar issues.
Unconnected, but still as important to know is that another update is coming for Skyrim. The news comes from the Twitter account of Pete Hines, vice president of PR and marketing at Bethesda, who confirmed the update would be coming in response to a large amount of users begging for bug fixes.
“As I said yesterday, we are continuing to work on an update for all platforms to address issues any bugs and perf issues we can.”
“Perf” meaning performance issues, of course. Now, if all the problems are set aside, Skyrim is still a very incredible game that’s deserving of your attention. The cause of the problems could have to do with Skyrim running on the improved version of the Fallout 3 engine. Glitches, that aren’t game breaking, but are still present, have been discovered and led to various gameplay exploits and hilarious bucket-related videos. On the other hand, graphical glitches have been discovered and, while they have not outright ruined the gameplay experience, but it would have been nice to play without having to worry about them. Maybe with The Elder Scrolls VI?
Let’s hope Bethesda gets on the ball and fixes this issue soon, until then, we’ll keep you updated on the situation and other hilarities resulting from the game’s glitches.
Skyrim is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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