November 14, 2011
Skyrim Xbox 360 patch coming
Bethesda is working on a patch for those of you who are having graphical issues with the Xbox version of Skyrim. Bethesda has identified the problem as an issue with texture scaling and the game being installed on the HDD is the cause of the issue. heres what they had to say about it.
“Skyrim uses a lot of dynamic streaming systems, including textures. We’ve seen a few reports of certain textures temporarily scaling down on the Xbox 360, and not scaling back up. We have verified that this issue does not occur when playing off the disk and when the game is fully cached (not installed).
Skyrim makes heavy use of the Xbox 360 caching system, and caches over the normal course of play while in menus or interiors. This cache can be wiped when other games are played or when the user manually removes it. We’re working on a solution in the next title update for those who have installed the game.”
When the update will be finished is uncertain, hopefully and probably soon, but the good news is that until the update is released all one has to do to solve the issue is uninstall the game from the HDD and play off the disc.