New Skyrim update goes to PC, coming to PS3 and Xbox

Posted by Mike Luttrell

The game that was the talk of the town last year is still alive and kicking.

Bethesda has revealed the details of its next major update to the game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which will be making its way to the PS3 and Xbox 360 but of course is already available on the PC through Valve's digital distribution Steam platform.

The update is mainly a functional one, fixing various bugs and optimizing performance, as opposed to one filled with new features.

Among the updates are what Bethesda calls "general memory and stability optimizations." More specifically, it fixes the following: crashes related to new water shaders, a rare crash event related to dragon landings, and problems with the loading screens on Xbox 360 that occurred after players purchased an add-on.

Other Xbox 360-specific tweaks include Kinect patches for international languages as well as improved English recognition.

In addition, Bethesda said, "Using vampiric grip and swimming no longer prevents swimming animation from playing afterwards."

This update is now in queue for the PS3 and Xbox 360. There is a queue of game patches, and the console manufacturer needs to verify the file before it pushes it to system owners. Now it’s just a matter of playing the waiting game.

At least now, all updates are like icing on the cake. Previously, there were crippling issues that caused some players to be unable to play the game. Those critical bugs have all been fixed.