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Countdown to Skyrim creation kit and patch 1.4

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?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Thecrimsonclownpsn
Thecrimsonclownpsn

its not comming out untile bethesda plants a ton of bugs into it like they love to do, the owner of the company  admited he loves adding bugs back at e3.

Dildus
Dildus

13th or 14th this month early morning

Guest
Guest

The problem is console fan boy / button mashers. get a life and buy a PC

No Name
No Name

It is impressive to have a factual error in the first sentence.  Skyrim was released on 11/11/11 which was just two months ago.

The1trueGarret
The1trueGarret

I take their silence regarding the creation kit to mean they are still fending off Valves attempts to cram as much useless DRM into the thing as they can.

Problem ?
Problem ?

Haha, 50Gb blu-ray disc are so useless for this game, like the console itself.

Spotboi15
Spotboi15

The further I get on ps3 the worse it gets.
Finding bigger and more bugs and experiencing more and more lag.

Luke
Luke

I had a great gaming experience until I got into the later part of many quest lines. I’m yet to find a major quest which is not bugged in one way or another. Many NPC’s using older dialogue when they should be using different, doesn’t sound major, but it gets old quick and ruins the immersion. Some quests you can finish using hacks via console, others you are just left unable to do. I personally would love a patch that address those issues. I’ll re-roll a character if needs be.

Erik
Erik

I am not playing Skyrim anymore untill the Battle Music Bug is fixed (on xbox 360). The game is much more epic with the correct music playing.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Personally, hardly any bugs, glitches or lag related things plagued me with their pressence before i started getting mods, now i’m not saying anything against mods, as a matter i think the mods are excellent, they truly did extend the playability of fallout 3, new vegas and oblivion when i still played them. but once i got some mods on my computer, it got a little laggy, something i could fix if i just toned it down from very high to high or medium (vanilla game on very high played pristine and perfect for me) then it’ll come down (but… Read more »

Thecrimsonclownpsn
Thecrimsonclownpsn

its not out yet? why is bethesda still attacking modders?

4Aces
4Aces

Right.  A company expecting to make $150M on a particular console is not to blame for not listening to the Q&A members of their team, who warned it was buggy as heck (or do you think they do not actually bother testing)?  Come on, get some perspective people.  There is a reason it was only shipped reviewers the Xbox version.  That was the only one that was stable at release, though with 1.31 the PC is doing pretty well – since Bethesda finally ripped off the modding community, and released a Large Address Aware patch to use more than 2GB… Read more »

4Aces
4Aces

Right.  A company expecting to make $150M on a particular console is not to blame for not listening to the Q&A members of their team, who warned it was buggy as heck (or do you think they do not actually bother testing)?  Come on, get some perspective people.  There is a reason it was only shipped reviewers the Xbox version.  That was the only one that was stable at release, though with 1.31 the PC is doing pretty well – since Bethesda finally ripped off the modding community, and released a Large Address Aware patch to use more than 2GB… Read more »

Stevo Johnson

Why does this article have count down in the title if there is no countdown in the article?  I want to know what day this is being released…..

beans
beans

Skyrimnexus is a cesspit

Mehrunes Dagon
Mehrunes Dagon

I personally don’t like the fact it’s being integrated into Steam Workshop. I much prefer Skyrimnexus 🙂

David Dubois
David Dubois

way to keep the ps3 version F’d Bethesda…. last time you’ll ever get a penny of my money.  You suck.  

beans
beans

2 is the new 3

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