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Bethesda promises better updates

Skyrim PS3 patch creates as many problems as it fixes

Bethesda has confessed that they need to take much more care when patching their titles in the wake of the PS3 patch for Skyrim which only partly fixed the lag issues and even added a few more bugs.

The patch added some extra visual bugs including backwards-flying dragons and unbalanced the gameplay as well.

The company explained on their blog: "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."

The entry continued: "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."

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