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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