Bethesda: Angry Skyrim Players Have a Right to be Pissed Off

Bethesda’s Todd Howard has confessed that the angry mob wailing and gnashing their teeth over a litany of Skyrim bugs have a right to be pissed off. Speaking with Game Informer, the Elder Scrolls V director spoke at length about his game‘s glitches and their dire impact on the game, also revealing that it has received more updates than both Oblivion and Fallout 3.

“We can always do a better job,” said Howard. “All of our internal and external data show that it’s our most solid release, including the PS3 version. But it’s also our most successful. The percentage of people that have a problem on any particular system ends up a low percentage, but the raw number ends up being larger than we would have expected.”

Howard particularly highlighted the issues seen with the PS3 version, admitting that the team had to rake through hundreds of hours of saved game data to crack a varied selection of problems that users were having. Allegedly, the PS3′s myriad issues are fixed now, but nobody is blaming any gamer that’s gotten irritated by the whole affair.

“It’s hopefully a much smaller number now,” he continued. “When you put all this time into something and someone can’t play it, you feel terrible. They have every right to be pissed off. We already have more updates out for this than Fallout 3 and Oblivion in their lifetime. So we’re really committed to fixing everything. ”

Bugs aside, Skyrim is still the roleplaying experience to beat, and one of the best games ever released in my little opinion. It’s just a shame that the same old Bethesda problems rear their ugly head time after time to ruin the enjoyment for so many people. It’s like having a first-class meal from Gordon Ramsey and being told Ron Jeremy licked the steak.

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10 Comments on Bethesda: Angry Skyrim Players Have a Right to be Pissed Off

joder666

On February 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

[quote]“We can always do a better job,” said Howard[/quote]

His though: but we did not, and you’re a fool for buying my mediocre game.

Yarost

On February 21, 2012 at 11:03 am

At least he admits they did a mediocre job. Unlike Blizzard with what they are doing with Diablo 3…

Shiggz RocketSurgeon

On February 21, 2012 at 11:45 am

I think what has changed recently is that their customer base has expanded to include more casual gamers. Beyond the more hardcore RPG fans, who are old hat at managing bugs.

Shiggz RocketSurgeon

On February 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

I should mention, I spent well over 100+ hours in Oblivion, Fallout 3, New Vegas, and am nearing it in Skyrim. IME each releases quality and follow up patching has been better then the last.

d

On February 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

oblivion is great

gilgamesh214

On February 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

No series greater than Elder Scrolls!!!
But lookie here, there’s still some bugs to clean.. get to it then put up some good DLC, aight guys!

jason...duh

On February 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm

The only thing that i cant stand in this game is how when i open a door sometimes all the inside the room go flying everywhere. Thats the only bug i’ve noticed and hated.

psycros

On February 21, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I knew when I installed Skyrim and saw the Fallout font on menus instead of Elder Scrolls lettering that it was going to be a sleighride to hell. When my mouse wouldn’t even work on those menus, I couldn’t start the uninstall fast enough. Thank God somebody loaned it to me for a look-see..I woulda hung myself if I’d bought it on launch day (as I almost did).

Brandon J. Clark

On February 22, 2012 at 6:14 pm

“psycros

On February 21, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I knew when I installed Skyrim and saw the Fallout font on menus instead of Elder Scrolls lettering that it was going to be a sleighride to hell. When my mouse wouldn’t even work on those menus, I couldn’t start the uninstall fast enough. Thank God somebody loaned it to me for a look-see..I woulda hung myself if I’d bought it on launch day (as I almost did).”

What a you are! Don’t feed the troll!