Countdown to Skyrim creation kit and patch 1.4

By Alan Ng - Jan 6, 2012

It has now been almost three months since the release of Bethesda’s latest RPG epic, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. So far the game has gone on an rollercoaster adventure, culminating in the game picking up the VGA award for Game of 2011, but still hitting the headlines for the problems that continue to plague the PlayStation 3 version of the game.

If you do own a copy of Skyrim on the PS3, there’s a fair chance that you are still running into lag and framerate related problems when you are deep into your quest. At the start of December, we informed you about some disappointing news that patch 1.3, which is now out on consoles would not be focusing on fixing up the lag problems for PS3.

Instead, Bethesda revealed on their blog that this would be coming in a future patch update, but whispers on the internet are claiming that the next update, patch 1.4 will not address the PS3 lag issues either. Point your attention towards this user post from GameSpot forums, which allegedly reveals that the user spoke to a member of Bethesda’s support team and was told that the next patch update will focus on fixing quests, but not the infamous PS3 framerate issues that continue to be a problem for many users.

Obviously this is pretty disheartening if it turns out to be true, but don’t forget that this isn’t official yet by any means. We should wait until we get an update from the Bethesda blog on what is exactly coming in patch 1.4, but it would definitely be seen as a blow if they are still unwilling to address these problems as many PS3 users were under the assumption that patch 1.4 would fix the problems if patch 1.3 did not.

On a more positive note for PC users, the creation kit should finally be available sometime this month, as Bethesda has already confirmed that the kit, along with Steam Workshop tools will be available as a free download in January. Again we haven’t heard much from Bethesda regarding the Creation Kit, so we just hope that their silence means that they have been working hard on it and there won’t be any more delays to a long awaited feature that really should have come out at launch.

Other mods have kept PC users busy in the meantime, but the release of the creation kit will take the PC version of Skyrim to another level and we can’t wait to see what clever individuals can come up with. You can read some great ideas on what mods should be added to the game here.

What are your thoughts on the current state of Skyrim, on all platforms?

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