Bethesda Aware of Issue Some PS3 Gamers Experience with Skyrim
The latest patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim hit consoles and PC last week, but it seems the problems some PS3 gamers are having still were not fixed. Namely, the PS3 version of Skyrim can suffer from some pretty horrible framerate lag, which can drop all the way down to zero to render the game unplayable. This is a major problem for any PS3 gamer with the issue, because they cannot play the game once that happens. The issue seems to stem from numerous save files over a long playthrough, say the 50 hour plus range, and the PS3's smaller memory size. The issue could affect 360 and PC Skyrim players as well, but the PS3 has a lot less memory than either of the other two platforms. Bethesda has updated its blog post saying it is aware of the issue and has contacted some PS3 gamers to get a better understanding of the problem. The upcoming 1.3 patch is too far along in development to address it, but future patches will, hopefully, alleviate the problem for PS3 gamers.