Bethesda is Going to Take “Greater Care” with Skyrim Updates
Having fun with the backwards-flying dragon patch? Rest assured that Bethesda will be addressing this problem and says that in the future, there’s going to be better care taken with their massive (and utterly successful) open-world RPG.
According to the latest Bethesda blog post, gamers can start to see regular updates for the game as soon as the holidays are over.
“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 re-balancing portions of the game for difficulty or exploits,” said the post. No more backwards dragons, and no more resistance-ignoring attacks.
“We plan on having a lot of these [updates], not just a few,” continued the post. “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.”
With the number of problems encountered by users in the now-infamous 1.2 patch, Bethesda also stated that in the future, they will be taking “greater care” with updates.
“We all know this is a huge game, and everyone has a different experience,” read the post. “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.”
Earlier this week the 1.2 patch was released and, while it might have fixed some problems, created some frustrating (yet incredibly laughable) new ones. Bethesda says that next week a new update will be released next week to reverse these issues, including the “rare, amazing backwards flying dragon.”
Once the update is in effect, full notes on what will be fixed will become available. As usual, the update will launch on Steam first, following approval on both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.