Skyrim player boots up PS3 version after 7 years, finds a hellish wasteland of glitches
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A Skyrim player recently booted up their PS3 version of the game after seven years and discovered a hellish wasteland of bugs and glitches.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is considered to be one of the best fantasy-action-adventure RPGs of all time. After all, there’s a reason why Bethesda keeps porting Skyrim because fans can never get enough, even after over a decade since its initial launch.
Unfortunately, as much as fans love Bethesda RPGs, there’s no denying that they can come plagued with bugs and glitches. It doesn't matter if it's The Elder Scrolls or Fallout, bugs are plenty, some humorous, some frustrating. Hopefully, the upcoming Starfield will be a smooth experience at launch.
The first time I encountered an overly buggy Bethesda experience was in 2006’s The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on the PlayStation 3. Thankfully, while not perfect, the Xbox 360 version was in a much better state.
Sadly, following the launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in 2011, it too was riddled with bugs across all platforms. However, much like Oblivion on the PS3, this particular port was worse than most.
Redditor Substantial_Car_4092 shared a clip revealing what had happened when they attempted to play Skyrim on PS3, practically none of the assets had loaded up. “When I first put it in, it downloaded regularly and at a fair pace, but when I started the game, it was stuck here for the whole time I kept it open (2 hours),” they said. “The man stuck in me keeps saying, "Stop/Stuff". What do I do to fix this?”
“Looks in the Dragonborn's 7-year absence Alduin won,” jokes Skelter89. “Looks like The Dragonborn has lost. The world will have to wait for another hero,” replied Puzzled-Election8667. “Just Bethesda things lol” added Sirbrandon100.
Fellow Reddit user noobsaibro1 revealed that they shared the same pain as Substantial_Car_4092. “Had this exact same glitch happened to me on my ps3 2 years ago, except all the NPCs were stuck in the cart under the map and I would die in a few seconds, constantly looping the opening,” they explained. “It seems literally nobody has any clue what causes this, as I haven't been able to find anyone. It's really weird.
If there was a golden rule of the 8th console generation it was to not play a Bethesda game on PS3. In related Skyrim news, talented modders have brought to life a massive ‘Dawnguard’ sequel and another mod has completely overhauled the game for the better.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is available now on just about every platform imaginable.