Skyrim unplayable on PS3: Lag fixed after restart or patch
Over the next few days we’ll be posting more details about Skyrim quests, weapons and other findings from our 100+ hour hands-on, although now that we’re at level 32 and have a save file on the PS3 approaching 9MB, the lag is becoming unbearable.
Those that play Skyrim on the PlayStation 3 for many hours will know all too well what we’ve experienced, and while we keep going back for more Skyrim fun, after a few hours the gameplay becomes almost unplayable. Imagine the worst kind of lag you find with bad online gaming, and you get close to what PS3 owners are experiencing thanks to Bethesda’s coding.
We love what Bethesda has given us in the form of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but the extreme lag gets ridiculous and shouldn’t be there in the first place, although Bethesda could never have known about this unless they played a version on the PS3 for many hours, which would allow the save file to increased and memory problems start to show.
The solution for now is to stop playing every couple of hours, save and restart your PS3 to clear the memory. This fixes the lag issues for a short time, and while it’s really annoying, we guess it is good to have a break from this addictive game.
Hines has confirmed on Twitter that the upcoming PS3 patch will improve performance for “long-term play on PS3”. So at least we know the upcoming update should fix the lag issues, although those playing the PS3 version right now have two choices: Restart every now and then, or wait until the week after thanksgiving for the PS3 patch.
Have you found the lag on the PS3 version of Skyrim unplayable after time?