Bethesda Denies New Vegas Dev's PS3 Skyrim Claims

Colin Moriarty: This past weekend, we reported on claims from Obsidian developer Joshua E. Sawyer that Skyrim was experiencing problems on PlayStation 3 due to the nature of its "divided memory pool."

Sawyer was a lead developer on Fallout: New Vegas, which was built entirely on Bethesda's technology, lending credence to his claim. He pointed at the nature of the engine Skyrim is running on and the PS3's architecture itself as the source of the game's issues, though according to Bethesda's VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines, that simply isn't the case.

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ZombieAssassin2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

So will this end all the bickering that's been going on here for the last few days? Nah it won't, but it's good to hear right...

Here's hoping that it'll get ironed out before I get my copy though.

D3mons0ul2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

So are you gonna fire the asshole for lying and basically saying the PS3 version isn't likely to be fixed and basically if you bought it on PS3 you're screwed?

I don't think he should keep his job after uttering that BS.

Edit: He doesn't even work for Bethesda. Who is he to say anything about Skyrim?

DeeZee2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

Umm, he used their tech when he was making New Vegas. Not sure why you have so much hate for the guy. But hopefully he was wrong, I'd hate for all the PS3 only owners to not be able to experience the game in all its greatness.

D3mons0ul2921d ago

Because he lied and not only did he lie, he told a lie that I would expect from a fanboy of the competition or somebody who just has something against the PS3.

Why else would you say something like that? Do you really think he believed it when he said it?

Reibooi2921d ago

He used their Tech for Vegas but if I'm correct isn't Skyrim on a new and different engine?(Fallout and New Vegas were using the Gamebryo engine while Skyrim uses the Creation engine) SO while it's true he used Bethesda Tech he didn't use the engine Skyrim is using which makes his knowledge on this issue moot.

I personally think Bethesda will get this all ironed out. All the games they make on some level or another have performance issues but when the dust settles and all is said and done the get everything running the way it should be and being so soon after the games launch I see no reason to think this won't be the case this time around as well.

mugoldeneagle032921d ago

Just won't be all that great...As of now.

Honestly though, I wouldn't live & die by that guys claims. Yes he worked on New Vegas but it was Obsidian that developed it not Bethesda.

On top of that I'm almost certain Bethesda used a different engine for Skyrim, so even if he was familiar with the tech, I'm sure it wasn't 100% the same.

My point is, I highly doubt this problem isn't fixable. Even if it comes a month from now, at least it'll be here. Or maybe its me just keeping the faith

STONEY42920d ago (Edited 2920d ago )

He didn't lie. He's a lead devoper on Fallout New Vegas. He actually gave a very long and detailed explanation on the problem, it's basically a huge fault with the engine itself and how it loads and handles things, that they descovered during development. The problem is, it has to do with the basis of the engine, and fixing it would be a very complicated process.

Skyrim's "Creation Engine" is just a modified Gamebryo Engine. Bethesda said that they felt like it had been modified enough to call it a new engine. This is exactly why they're having the same exact issues as every other Bethesda developed and published game that ran on Gamebryo.

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Brosy2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

Pete Hines is the VP of Marketing and PR, what did you expect him to say. Of course he's going to call the dev a liar, its his job to protect the market value of their games. Point being people are having problems with Skyrim on PS3. What has Pete Hines said about that. Until the issues are truly addressed, I'll put my money on the dev being right.

RememberThe3572920d ago

I was about to say the same thing (not as eloquently of course). Until Bethesda give us a real answer or a real solution I'll go with the guy who is paid to know what he's talking about over the guy who is paid to be a talking head.

showtimefolks2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

Obsidian: I will take these devs seriously only when all their games stop having bugs and issues. Alpha protocol. And their fans always take their side but you look at their track record and its not like they are known for making quality games.

Bethesda on the other hand makes awesome games but when was the last time a bethesda game didn't have issues that need patches.

Fallout new vegas sold 5 million pretty quick after launch when the game clearly was not ready to be sold but why should bethesda care when the game sells that well.

I just hope for the future project bethesda learns something otherwise thye will be know for the devs who make great games but their games only reach greatness after 6 months of launch and countless patches

D3mons0ul: people at bethesda sound pretty pissed off so it would not surprise me if he gets fired

Ducky2921d ago

I don't get it.

You bashed Obsidian.
Then you use NewVegas as an example of a Bethesda game having bugs... when it was Obsidian that developped NewVegas.

RememberThe3572920d ago

Am I missing something? Cuz I don't see the contradiction in that. I think he just ordered his thoughts wrong. I have yet to play an Obsidian game that I like so I guess I'm not as sensitive to them being insulted.

Baka-akaB2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

Im here is what he's trying to get across a tad clumsily .

Bethesda usually release buggy game regardless of the studio involved ...

And Obsidian is the king of buggy game right now and always blaming it on something or someone else . Fallout NV's raw greatness nonwithstanding (and elder scroll's one as well)

showtimefolks2921d ago

thanks English isn't my 1st language but you summed it up correctly

when bethesda release a game and it has bugs it never surprises me anymore since that's been the case for few of their last games

Fishy Fingers2921d ago

Fixing the issues would instill more confidence than the quotes of the VP of PR.

MasterCornholio2921d ago

If the PS3s hardware isn't at fault then what is? The developers programming has to be then.


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