While Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been a major success for Bethesda, it’s also hard to deny that the game has seen its fair share of bugs – more so than others, to be frank about it. Bethesda’s Todd Howard admits this and even acknowledges that the game has been updated more than their previous games.
Howard talks about the the problems the game has been seeing – particularly, the PS3 version – and how they learned a lot from it. He does think that this is their most “solid release” yet and that’s counting the PS3 version, too.
We learned a lot about this. In particular with the PS3 version was,”Why aren’t we seeing this?” We saw some of [the bugs] that we were able to solve very quickly, but we eventually had to go to the consumer and ask for their saved game files. You’re looking at saved games where, not everybody, but certain people played for 100s of hours, and lots of different reasons it was happening. Fortunately we were able to fix it with the latest update.
It’s hopefully a much smaller number now. When you put all this time into something and someone can’t play it, you feel terrible. They have every right to be pissed off. We already have more updates out for this than Fallout 3 and Oblivion in their lifetime. So we’re really committed to fixing everything.
Hopefully, all the updates they’re releasing will mean that we’ll see Skyrim perform at its best – regardless of what system you’re playing on.
Is Skyrim bugging out on you or is it the same as other games?