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Submitted by danswayuk 971d ago | news

Skyrim 1.4 patch: PS3 certification starts

In Entertainment writes: Now we know the PC beta is on steam you can count on the same update entering console certification. The last PC patch, v1.3, hit steam in beta form back on December 7 and then made its way to PS3 on December 15, which is around one week later after certification.
The next Skyrim patch for PS3 owners is one of the most important yet, and this is thanks to a promise for frame rate issues to be fixed once and for all. PS3 owners should keep an eye on early next week for the 1.4 patch to land on their console (PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

danswayuk  +   971d ago
Just as it did with the last patch, v1.4 has now entered certification for the PS3 so I cannot wait until next week when it hits both the PS3 and Xbox 360.
MariaHelFutura  +   971d ago
If this doesn't work.... I'm selling my PS3 version and buying the 360 version (I don't game on the PC).
Bioshocking  +   970d ago
Lets wait till patch 1.5 comes out to fix the new problems 1.4 will make..

*sigh*

Playing Skyrim on PS3 might have been the most frustrating 140 hours I have ever put in a game
thedude44  +   971d ago
hurry up
fooxy  +   971d ago
Wondering how they gonna tackle framerate issues... draw distance set to minimum :P
thedude44  +   971d ago
i think there just going to leave it the way it is, and patch it why would they change anything?
Mister_G  +   971d ago
They'll tackle it be fixing whatever technical issue is causing the stalls.

So that's going to be either memory management or I/O management (since turning off auto-saved worked as a temporary measure). Maybe both things :)
Mister_G  +   971d ago
Not getting this game until these issues are fixed.
christheredhead  +   971d ago
Well truthfully, if you are playing on ps3 the issues will never be fully fixed. Fallout 3, fallout new vegas and oblivion still have major and minor issues. So, don't necessarily expect for it to be "fixed" in that sense. You'll just have to enjoy it for what it is.
NukaCola  +   970d ago
Fallout 3 isnt broken, only the dlc is hit and miss. New Vegas is near flawless now.
christheredhead  +   970d ago
@NukaCola

I'm not saying that any of those games are broken, cause they're not. They still have issues that definitely hinder the experience. Personally, I don't think I could recommend someone to play any of those games on the ps3 knowing you'll never get the full experience without problems.

Although, I have yet to go back to NV. That game was a total mess for me and was sold quickly after.
danswayuk  +   971d ago
The game is well worth buying, we've spent over 300 hours in Skyrim on the PS3 and the frame rate issues are there but not as bad as some people state, although it is different for each user.
theeg  +   971d ago
it lags and has a very poor framerate in spots on the 360 too, my little brother got for xbox and he says it runs terrible in some spots, i know its not as bad as ps3 but it's bad from what he says.

todd howard said (in a very veiled way, trying to keep it politically correct) Skyrim was intended for next gen consoles. I imagine that they (next gen consoles) were taking so long to come out and they had finished the pc version so it was basically no choice but to try to downgrade the visuals drastically and force it onto ps3 and 360, thats why it only runs well on pc. They should have dropped the resolution of the console versions even lower, something like modern warfares 1024x600 or resistance 3's 960x680.

http://www.nowgamer.com/new...
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danswayuk  +   971d ago
The issue is the PS3 and Xbox 360 hardware is very old, and that's why the next-gen is so close although the game is still amazing on consoles and the issues are not good, but a fix is on the way.
Dunpeal  +   971d ago
oh yeah, I still need to beat this unbeatable game lol
caboose32  +   971d ago
The PC patch literally gives me like 13 more frames in the cities then I usually do. (which is a lot.)

Awesome patch, hope it fixes the frame rate issues on the console too.
danswayuk  +   971d ago
Sounds good, cannot wait to install.
bigtrucknd  +   971d ago
I can't wait I'm dying to finally get back to Skyrim. I want to see the end of main story before I get into Amalur.
danswayuk  +   971d ago
Yea I stepped away for a few weeks after playing for many hours, although it was not the patch that stopped me. Still got loads to do in Skyrim, but looking forward to DLC now as well.
Arts1000  +   970d ago
The frame-rate is terrible on PS3 .........however considering the scope of the game one might tollerate it ( might ) . It's the lock-up-FREEZE-shut-down-reboo t that takes a player out of the moment . Add to this anger and frustration and you have a true recipe for the death of immersion .

Now after many days of my copy collecting dust ( and not to sound melodramatic )
even if Bethesda are successful with this or subsequent patches I have lost a great deal of the magic .

Sorry Bethesda .....YOU BLEW IT .
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jessupj  +   970d ago
I knew bethesda were going to fuck things up for the PS3 version. I'm sure most of you others knew as well, but still couldn't wait.

Fortunately, I had enough patience to wait for a decent patch. Not saying I'm better then anyone else, I'm just extremely stubborn and refused to play the amazing game with all the glicthes. I wanted to play it how it should be played.

Finally, next week, I'll be able to start my adventure free of immersion breaking glitches and quest bugs. Hazaah!
Mister_V  +   970d ago
Glad to hear this. Hope they get some good fixes in on the 360/PC version too. Anyone know if more glitched quests will every be looked into?
moparman  +   962d ago
I don't understand Bethesda's priorities. Issuing a patch for the PC crowd when the framerate issues are clearly with the PS3 and XBOX crowd is a bit like discovering that you have a flat tire, but putting the spare on your neighbor's car. What gives with that?? Obviously Bethesda has never heard the term, "The squeeky wheel gets the grease". They're waxing the hood and listening to the squeek... I guess they'll get to the wheel eventually.

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