"We Can't Turn It Around Quite That Fast"
I've spent fifteen hours or so playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim since picking it up on Saturday evening. I'm not proud of myself, but at least I haven't suffered any game-breaking glitches thus far. Having braved the bug-addled landscapes of Oblivion and Fallout 3, I was expecting much, much worse. However, I appear to be in the minority, as fellow Skyrim players took to Bethesda's Twitter account to find out when the studio would be releasing a patch that addresses a number of issues they've encountered.
"Patches/updates take a little time," community manager Pete Hines told his followers. "We can’t turn it around quite that fast. It’s been three days. Calm down. We’re working on it." According to reports, the PS3 version of Skyrim suffers unexpected slowdowns where the frame-rate takes a fatal plunge, and we've already warned you of the Xbox 360 version's install issues.
"We are continuing to work on an update for all platforms to address issues any bugs and perf issues we can," Hines concluded. To Bethesda's credit, it has only been three days and I'm sure the studio's QA team is on the case. Skyrim is a fantastic game and its players are right to question Bethesda when they can't enjoy it, but I feel we should exercise patience in a matter such as this. [Twitter]