Update: Patch 1.3 was released to Xbox LIVE on Thursday, December 15, as well as PSN Europe. PSN North America should be getting the same update soon.
Remember those amusing backwards dragons and (less amusing) missing magic resistance problems in Skyrim? Well, you better say "goodbye," because Bethesda is working on an extensive update schedule for their RPG. Whatever problems patch 1.2 failed to fix or introduced to the game will soon be gone.
The first update is already available for the PC version through Steam, addressing numerous issues including the confused dragons and broken magic resist. PS3 and Xbox 360 versions should be getting the 1.3 update next week.
Unfortunately for PS3 owners, this update doesn't address the "long-term play issues" so many PS3 users appear to be suffering. That said, the team is looking into that, having already determined that the reported issues are actually being caused by "a combination of smaller [things]."
Patch 1.3 Notes:
- General stability improvements
- Optimize performance for Core 2 Duo CPUs
- Fixed Radiant Story incorrectly filling certain roles
- Fixed magic resistances not calculating properly
- Fixed issue with placing books on bookshelves inside player purchased homes
- Fixed dragon animation issues with saving and loading
- Fixed Y-look input to scale correctly with framerate
Bethesda already has plans to continue their extensive Skyrim support after the holidays, with incremental "gameplay updates" for all three platforms in an effort to fix whatever problems players have or will encounter; these include difficulty rebalancing and exploits. Steam and PC updates should arrive earlier and more frequently, since Bethesda actually has more control over these versions, while console updates will be released after due to their lengthier certification process.