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Bethesda has discussed the specific lag and freeze problems encountered by PlayStation 3 gamers who play its latest The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game, saying that it’s aware of these things, but that the next patch won’t bring a solution for them.
Skyrim impressed millions of gamers from all around the world, even if it had quite a few glitches, but, thanks to the most recent update 1.2, it became borderline unplayable on the PC, while owners of the PlayStation 3 were still affected by the lag issues
once their save game files became too large in size.
Now, after a developer from Obsidian Entertainment explained the causes of these problems
, Bethesda has released a statement about Skyrim’s PS3 issues, and said that it’s been reaching out to those who encounter such problems and is close to finding the solution.
"While the 1.2 update fixed the long-term play issues for most PS3 users, we are aware that is not the case for some,” Bethesda said. “We've been reaching out to a number of those users to collect save games, so we can take a look at their specific issues. Right now we know it's not one thing, but a combination of smaller ones that some folks are seeing, but others are not. Some seem to be the PS3 autosaving in the background (you can turn that off), some may be SPU AI updates, and some may relate to dynamic system memory allocation.”
Sadly, the studio has revealed that the next update, 1.3, which is now in final testing and should arrive later this week, won’t bring a solution.
"These fixes are not in the current 1.3 update that is in final testing, but will be in future ones. We understand how frustrating it can be when your game is having issues, and we thank all of you for your continued feedback and patience. Rest assured we take your gameplay experience seriously and will continue working on this until it's resolved."
While patch 1.2 made things a bit better, many Skyrim PS3 owners confirmed to us that lag issues can still appear, making it the game almost unplayable on the Sony console.
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|Comment #1 by: thomas on 09 Dec 2011, 09:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
selling my ps3, this happens way to often. said from the beginning it needs a ram upgrade like n64. xbox it is.
|Comment #1.1 by: Stonehands72 on 18 Dec 2011, 03:19 GMT|
Lol, I had o buy a new PS3 too, upgraded from the 160GB to the 320GB, Skyrim is busting up this new one too.
|Comment #2 by: sch1986 on 11 Dec 2011, 05:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is complete B.S.!!! Patch 1.2 made this game virtually unplayable for me. Before 1.2 all I had to deal with was lag. Now it makes my ps3 freeze constantly (and it isn't necessarily related to file size, that was fairly large before the patch). Who cares about flying dragons?! I paid good money for a game I can't even play. I'm going to have to start a new file and play offline just to play the freaking game!!
|Comment #2.1 by: killallufux on 14 Dec 2011, 05:53 GMT|
my thoughts exactly....and boy it makes me angry....Todd Howard, U wont like me when im angry....
|Comment #3 by: 8ballusa on 13 Dec 2011, 01:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Imagine how those of us feel that purchased the game and have No online connection to patch. I just hit 13mb file size and lag and freezing are a constant thing.
|Comment #3.1 by: zemon101 on 25 Jan 2012, 01:37 GMT|
I know its just stupid
|Comment #4 by: Michael on 13 Dec 2011, 14:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
After a crash my PS3 will not update firmware or let me sign into my PSN. If this game screwed my hardware I am going to be * .
|Comment #5 by: Gametress Narz on 14 Dec 2011, 19:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Quests cannot be submitted or competed for various reasons. I completed Trouble in Skyrim to return to Farkos whom i couldn't submit the quest to. He then gave me another quest which was to intimate Xander but every time i go to him he says "Your not suppose to be here" I cant pick up any other quests from the companions! It's sooo frustrating~~
|Comment #6 by: Cyanne on 15 Dec 2011, 02:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The problem got a lot worse for me after 1.3.
|Comment #7 by: Jamie on 15 Dec 2011, 21:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Skyrim broke my PS3 & I had to buy a new one yesterday... At least this one is covered for a year with the warranty so I will play at least until then. Game kept freezing during load, then was getting warning about system not being shut down correctly, would start then shut down again as soon as i started playing the game, but would be fine otherwise. There went 100 hours of game play that went down drain... I have played the game twice now on new system & the game froze both times after 15 minutes requiring me to turn off the PS3.
|Comment #7.1 by: TdDevil on 17 Dec 2011, 08:35 GMT|
The new patch just made it unplayable!
|Comment #8 by: Stonehands72 on 18 Dec 2011, 03:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Before the patch, I was attempting to enter the Dawnstar Sanctuary after killing the Emperor. But it just loaded forever. After the patch it was fine, but after leaving and beginning my first quest, it freezes, again. This is sick, you make such a good game that you don't want to stop playing, but you leave so many glitches and lag/freezing problems that it is almost unplayable. Makes me sad, makes me sad... (PS3 user)
|Comment #9 by: Kilo on 20 Dec 2011, 01:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Game worked fine. Till I downloaded 1.3 now I am froze at the induction meeting with the companions. Have to start all over now was a level 14. Very * off at the moment
|Comment #11 by: rizzle on 21 Dec 2011, 05:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
game freezes every 30 mins and i have to actually unplug my ps3 to get it to restart. very very frustrating indeed i just hope my ps3 doesnt get busted like others have said.
|Comment #12 by: Hector on 21 Dec 2011, 08:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I decided to quit playing until the problem can befixed. my save file is 5 MB and it already freezes alot. PS3
|Comment #13 by: zeran on 21 Dec 2011, 22:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
this game over all is good but with all the bugs constant freezes kinda makes the game worthless. it just goes to show that this game wasn't fully tested and troubleshot prior to its release. this aren't minor glitches this are system busting ones. I myself just loaded the game hadn't been on for 3 minutes and froze. restarted my ps3 played for 5 min and froze again.
|Comment #14 by: MrFreeze on 27 Dec 2011, 11:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
In a nutshell, Bethesda stink. They ripped us off with the near perfect Fallout series with their trademark freezing issues, and now Skyrim is the same if not worse. What a bunch of consumer-hating morons. Only one real solution. When you see Bethesda on a product, avoid it like the plague. Hit them in the pocket, like they consistantly do unto us. But we keep on buying their...stuff...in the vain hope that for once they cared enough to create something that delivers. I'm sick of buying potentially amazing games only to find they are depressingly unplayable. The only patch that would be of any use is one to help us all quit buying Bethesda products, like a nicotine patch, but for crappy games.
|Comment #15 by: Dave on 30 Dec 2011, 04:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have the PS3 version. My file is 11MB and I stopped playing 2 weeks ago. Downloaded the patch today, thinking it might help. Game is worse than ever. I can't play for more than 15 minutes without unacceptable frame-rate stutters and flat out game freezes.
It's a completely useless game and if I could get my money back, I would.
|Comment #16 by: smoketer2507 on 18 Jan 2012, 05:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
When i talk to someone about a quest in Skyrim, Sometimes it will take a little for them to talk and other times they dont talk back at all. Yet ill still be able to move but then if i shut off my ps3 it will do those beeps telling me my ps3 has crashed. (sometimes it crashes on its own). it only does this to this game and i am mad!! skyrim is an amazing game and i cant even play it. I want to be contacted about this to see what you have to say and if its not only my ps3 that does this
|Comment #17 by: zemon101 on 25 Jan 2012, 01:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Did you know this would happen to skyrim on PS3's
(And if you didn't why didn't you see if it would incounter problems like this).
|Comment #18 by: nick on 25 Jan 2012, 08:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
cant even play the game it lags out before it loads... really fun game with a 320gb hardrive on my ps3 space is not the problem the game is even deleted alll games but 4 still wont load * this game
|Comment #19 by: Gossimer on 09 Feb 2012, 22:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am lvl 37 and trying to finish up the Thieves' Guild quests. I am going after Mercer, and i get so far and it freezes. It froze once, after i used potions to heal up. My current save files is 8000kb, but i also have autosave on and i save three times, just in case one gets corrupt. Did a system restore, deleted all the files, saved my Skyrim on a disk stick. Now when i try to play it, it says it belongs to another user and i cant save or get trophies. So i started over. It froze still. Stupid game. It also freezes on Battlefield 3. I can play Saint's Row 3 just fine, no freezing.
|Comment #20 by: tubelius on 03 Mar 2012, 19:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My save file size on Skyrim@PS3 is now about 10MB. Today the game froze three times in about 45min. Nothing worked except a reboot of whole system. The console did not respond even for the PS-button.
|Comment #21 by: punchy on 11 Mar 2012, 17:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
skyrim disk for sale... makes a nice coaster.
|Comment #22 by: Christouski on 15 Apr 2012, 16:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
After the patch every time i enter water i have to do it in 3rd person view and can't let the camera look under water cause whenever the character submerges and i try to look under the water the game freezes. Every single time! My ps3 froze seven time in the first 2 days after update that's no coincidence.
|Comment #23 by: snowrend on 26 Apr 2012, 04:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my new character freezes when in a big body of water plze fix this problem its unplayable
|Comment #24 by: yabos on 26 Apr 2012, 19:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
ive tried turning off the auto save, did all the updates, deleted old save files....but yet every single time i step into water my game freezes...im getting very frustrated!! please fix this soon
|Comment #25 by: limited_infinity on 01 May 2012, 15:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I just had my ps3 crash again.. I had to reset the machine (again - the 50th time) and now it wont even boot up.. It just cycles through a screen stating the system will reboot after it fixes a corrupt file.. But It wont even do that.. After pressing "OK" it cycles back to this screen again.. I even tried a hard boot as decribed in the manual, this also wont reset the machine... Looks like I have to buy a new playstation.. I dont think I will be loading skyrim on that one, in case it crashes my new PS3... Bethesda - Thanks for a brilliant game, shame it corrupts our machines with overly large save games...
|Comment #26 by: limited_infinity on 01 May 2012, 16:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
My PS3 crashed while playing Skyrim.. Would not restart... I found this..
"How to do a system restart"
Playstation support... It worked a treat, saved me from having to buy a new playstation.. I wont be playing Skyrim till the "powers that be" fix the crashing/freezing problem.. My game is at 47th level with an 18mB save game.. I really dont want to have to replay the game, it took me months of real time playing to get to this level, I'll be damned if I am going to waste another minute of my life playing this game.. Its a real shame, Bethesda comes out with a truely amazing game, 'tis a shame it is flawed with such a minor problem... I wont be buying another Bethesda product until it can be guaranteed that the game wont crash my system...
|Comment #27 by: seething on 02 May 2012, 22:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
wow... so much for my fan loyalty.. im about to give up bethesda games. this is unacceptable
|Comment #28 by: pagemaster on 07 Jul 2012, 03:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
my name is dan wood i love the game but when i first started the game, the higher i went up in levels the worse the game got. so i started the game over and the same thing happends, stops slowes down stops all to geather or freezes and i havt to turn my ps3 off wait a fiew min and start it back up, then 15 min later does it again. i can't play more than 15 min before it does something els. please help email@example.com
|Comment #29 by: walsh3017 on 29 Jul 2012, 11:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Well the newest update crashes my PS3 everytime i go in water and has ruined the game - I want my money back
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