Bethesda discusses future patches for Skyrim
Bethesda recently released patch 1.2 for Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim across all platform, but they’re not just gonna sit and watch while fans complain about the things their game is doing wrong. They’re gonna be releases regular patches for a long time to come, the next of which is coming next week.
“This week we released update 1.2 across all platforms, and we’ll be releasing an incremental update next week,” Bethesda wrote on their blog. “We anticipate it will be up on PC first, and then hit PS3 and Xbox 360 later in the week.
“Among other things, the update will fix issues like magic resistance not calculating properly and the rare, amazing backwards flying dragon. Once the update is released, we’ll share the full release notes.
“After the holidays, we’ll continue to release regular updates for the game – through full title updates, as well as incremental “gameplay updates” to fix whatever issues come up along with rebalancing portions of the game for difficulty or exploits. We plan on having a lot of these, not just a few.
“Overall, you should expect updates to be hitting the PC and Steam earlier and more often, as that’s a process we control. Console updates will follow, as they must be certified and processed by those manufacturers.”
Bethesda also says that they won’t be “aggressive” aggressive with their fixes anymore, and that patches in the future will be better planned out. “We all know this is a huge game, and everyone has a different experience. We’ll continue to do everything we can to make the game better and better for as many people as possible every day.
“We’ve also realized that with the millions upon millions of people playing Skyrim, we need to treat our updates with greater care. If we get too aggressive trying to fix a minor issue, we run a risk of breaking something larger in a game like this.
“To be safe, we are prioritizing code side fixes right now over data fixes. Quest and balance issues are usually data, and those will start rolling in a large way with the January updates.”