If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Bethesda to patch Skyrim PS3 problem

Currently scheduled for release next week

After pages of forum posts and consumer complaints, Bethesda will attempt to fix the issues faced by PlayStation 3 Skyrim players with a new patch next week.

"PS3 and 360 updates have been submitted for certification. PC coming too. Current estimate is they will be live the week after Thanksgiving," said Bethesda's Pete Hines.

"On the list for this update is improved performance for long-term play on PS3."

A large number of PlayStation 3 players had found that after playing for a number of hours save files were hitting the 9MB mark, causing the game to severely lag, eventually making the game unplayable.

Xbox 360 users have also reported texture issues, but Bethesda has not confirmed whether or not the patch will fix this specific issue.

Rachel Weber avatar

Rachel Weber

Senior Editor

Rachel Weber has been with GamesIndustry since 2011 and specialises in news-writing and investigative journalism. She has more than five years of consumer experience, having previously worked for Future Publishing in the UK.