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Bethesda Promises to Treat Future Skyrim Updates With More Care

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Posted on December 2, 2011 AT 06:37am

THE BUZZ: Bethesda has promised to take more care over future updates of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, after the latest patch caused a number of new issues including dragons flying backwards.

In an official blog post the publisher said:

“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 rebalancing portions of the game for difficulty or exploits.”

“We plan on having a lot of these, not just a few. 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.

“We all know this is a huge game, and everyone has a different experience. 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 realised 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 prioritising 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.”

EGM’s TAKE: It appears that Bethesda is going to need to spend a little more time on QA for the next patch, but at least it has have acknowledged its mistakes.

What else would you like to see patched? Leave a comment below.

 

Source: Bethesda

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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