More teasing for Skyrim PS3 lag fix
Later this month we will see Skyrim receive the 1.4 patch, and for those of you with a PlayStation 3 might want to listen up. Remember when we reported last month that the next patch would not fix the lag problem, well it seems as though this might not be the case now. If we are to believe what we have learned, then there could be a fix for the Skyrim PS3 lag issue this month after all.
This official announcement via a tweet just says that they (the developers) are addressing the lag issue and will be included in the next update. We have known about this bug since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim first launched, and while it does not affect all PS3 players, it has become a nightmare for others.
The issue was thought to have been resolved in the previous patch, but it did not take long for the issue to rear its ugly head once again. There had been reports that Bethesda would not be able to fix the problem and those with a PS3 would have to put up with it. However, this always seemed highly unlikely, but we should not get our hopes up just yet.
We have heard it before from many game developers that an update would help to fix a problem, but instead it persisted or would create new bugs. How would PS3 Skyrim owners feel if lag/frame rate issues are still there post patch 1.4? I personally found less frame rate dropping post patch 1.3 on the PlayStation 3, although it can happen, and does happen in different amounts for different PS3 players.
There have also been isolated reports that this is happening for some Xbox 360 users as well, but we have no idea if this patch will resolve it for them. We do hope that the developer has finally figured out what is causing the lag, but we shouldn’t hold our breath just yet.
Some gamers have seen this as a great opportunity to catch up on some of their other games. They had hoped to be playing Skyrim by now, but are unwilling to do so until the lag issue has been resolved. We would love to know what games you have gone back to complete while you wait for Bethesda to get their act together?