Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyim is in no short supply of glitches and bugs (some of which are pretty damn hilarious). However, PlayStation 3 owners have been experiencing problems of another realm entirely, many of whom complaining that Skyrim hits a brick wall and begins to severely lag when the player’s save file exceeds a certain size limit. Due to a save file cache issue, Skyrim begins to chug on PlayStation 3 when a player’s save file exceeds a dubious 10 MB threshold. It’s a problem developer Bethesda has yet to peg down.
But there is hope; Bethesda plans to release patch 1.4 later this month, which, in theory, will iron out the nasty bug souring the party that is Skyrim. The news was made official via Bethesda’s Twitter account where they answered a fan question, stating, "We're addressing that [lag] in the 1.4 update planned for this month."
At least, that’s the plan. Bethesda released a patch for the PS3 version of Skyrim this past November which was supposed to fix the problem. Clearly, the patch failed, bringing a slew of new issues in need of fixing to the title. With lucky number 1.4, Bethesda aims to finally sweep this issue under the rug once and for all — in theory.
For our PS3 Skyrim owners in the audience, have you guys/gals run into this frustrating lag issue? Has it turned you away from playing Skyrim until it’s fixed? Or has your addiction been too strong to ignore, no matter how infuriating lag can be? Let us know in the comments below.