PlayStation 3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim players have been left out in the cold, compared to Xbox 360 players, but will have parity with their console counterparts. The 1.7 and 1.6 updates have releases, so what’s included?
Skyrim gets updated on PS3, finally, after patches for Xbox 360 and PC arrived
If you’re still playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PlayStation 3, you’re probably glad to hear you’re getting a host of bug fixes and a major feature. The update is North America only, for now, as Europeans have to wait for the update to go through certification.
1.7 is mainly bug fixes, though for Xbox 360 Skyrim owners it improved the multi-lingual suport for Kinect shouts. Obviously you’re not going to be shouting to your PlayStation 3, though shouting Fus, Roh, Dah isn’t something I’d like to do. Even privately.
1.6 is more notable, bringing mounted combat mainly. The feature got shown at the Skyrim Game Jam, an internal Bethesda event where employees go wild and create anything. It also contributed to the contents of Dawnguard, the game’s first downloadable content pack.
Mounted combat isn’t the only feature to come from the Game Jam, though. The Vampire Lord is unlockable in Dawnguard, also from Game Jam, and kill cameras for magic and ranged attacks graduated from the event.
PC users got the 1.7 update last week; those on Xbox 360 got it during June. Microsoft’s strong third-party support seems to be putting the console ahead, in terms of priority, of PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii. When your console is the best-selling for 17th months, that’s not a surprise.
The update is currently exclusive to North America as Europeans wait on certification.
Dawnguard requires update 1.6. It received a strong critical reception during its release for Xbox 360 – exclusive for a month – with players seemingly ready to jump back into Skyrim after investing hundreds of hours after the game arrived November 2011. Along with the Vampire Lord players can turn into a werewolf. I don’t blame you: turning into a vampire means you’ve got to be constantly worried about sucking blood.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.