Skyrim’s PS3 game save file problems after 6MB – Game breaking or not?

By Alan Ng - Nov 17, 2011

Well, would you believe it? After informing you about major texture issues with the Xbox 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim depending on whether the game was installed to the HDD or not, it has now been confirmed that the PS3 version has been deemed ‘unplayable’ due to a new problem.

This problem is arguably more serious than the texture issues as well, as multiple sources combined with thousands of PS3 owners are complaining that the game becomes unplayable as a gradual process, when the PS3 game save file passes the 6MB mark.

When this moment occurs, PS3 gamers have noticed considerable lag, framerate and also screen tearing issues which obviously is a major sign of frustration during random fight scenes throughout the game.

As you can imagine, such uproar has prompted Bethesda to react, and the only information they are giving out, is that it will be fixed up by the time their patch update hits all platforms. Here’s a heated exchange between one PS3 user and Bethesda head Pete Hines:

”PunchintheFace – @dcdeacon @elderscrolls @bethblog When do we hear about the QA team being fired for this ps3 disaster? #launchabrokengame #skyrim #bethesda

DCDeacon Pete Hines
@PunchintheFace We’ve said repeatedly we are working on an update to fix issues for any/all platforms. That’s all I can tell you right now.”

Another alternative that Bethesda has recommended to those that are having problems with Skyrim, is to fill out an e-form on their support website. As you can see above though, fans have preferred to bomb Hine’s Twitter account with complaints instead in hope of a quick fix.

If you have the PS3 version of Skyrim, can you confirm that these game save file problems are happening to you as well? What have you noticed in your game as soon as the file passes 6MB? Is this issue really worthy of the ‘game breaking’ tag or are gamers getting slightly carried away here? As always, we inform you when we hear of any updates.

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