Around 3 weeks have passed since we heard about the Skyrim 1.6 patch and still no sign of the PlayStation 3 update, which has caused some PS3 owners to feel they always get left in the dark. There are a number of reasons why some gamers desperately want Skyrim patch 1.6, and if not for the mounted combat and crossbow, it would obviously be for the bug fixes.
If you have seen the full patch notes for Xbox 360 and PC then you could also see a quest that has been fixed with this update, or even a bug you are experiencing right now when playing Skyrim. While we understand the frustration it is also easy to understand why Bethesda are making PS3 gamers wait, which is partly to do with the Dawnguard DLC not yet released on the PS3, although the PC has the 1.6 patch, and also to do with the cost of launching updates to games consoles. If Microsoft didn’t have a timed exclusive with the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC, then PS3 players would’ve had the new patch by now.
You will need patch 1.6 before being able to play the Skyrim DLC, so it is coming and considering you will need a patch for DLC trophies, we’d expect everything to be provided within one update later on this month. Bethesda would understandably rather launch one patch rather than two, so sadly this also means an extra wait for not only the first DLC but also the next patch. The release date has not been confirmed but you can expect the next PS3 patch from mid-July onwards.
The good news is some users are expecting a few issues with Skyrim patch 1.6, so PS3 owners might get a slightly enhanced version with more bug fixes, which is another reason not to think the current Xbox 360 patch notes will be the same for PS3 owners.
If you have Skyrim on the PS3, how do you feel about waiting longer for patch 1.6?
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