Jan 11, 2017 08:00 AM EST
‘Skyrim: Special Edition’ 1.3 Update Improves Display Support, Slow Time Effects & More! Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced
Bethesda finally rolled out the 1.3 update for "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition." The update, which introduced notable improvements, is available on the game's PC and PlayStation 4 versions.
Bethesda released the official release notes for the "Skyrim: Special Edition" 1.3 update. The game's general stability and performance were improved. Players having a hard time logging into Bethesda.net will also be glad now that the issue has been fixed.
Aside from those improvements, the "Skyrim: Special Edition" 1.3 update fixed a problem about dysfunctional Slow Time effects. Support for 144hz displays (PC) has been enhanced, too.
The "Skyrim: Special Edition" 1.3 patch will be released to Xbox One "soon." The update is already available on PC on Steam since December but only in beta form, GameSpot reported.
The "Skyrim: Special Edition" 1.3 update coincides with the release of "Fallout 4" and Nintendo Switch. Bethesda executive Pete Hines said that the remastered game's launch helps the development of "Fallout 4," according to Express. The developer aims to see how "Skyrim: Special Edition" will fare on the consoles before starting their work on "Fallout 4."
Fans hoping for more remastered Bethesda games like "Skyrim: Special Edition" will get disappointed, though. Hines said that they have no plans to remaster any more titles and is currently focusing on creating "something new, or on the next version of that thing" instead.
A now-deleted tweet posted by IGN France (via Tweak Town) may have revealed the official release date, which falls on March 17, of the Nintendo Switch. The tweet listed "Skyrim: Special Edition" among the roster of planned games: "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," "Splatoon Counterattack," "Mario Kart 8: Switch It" and a new Rabbids/Mario crossover.
Fans are hoping that the latest "Skyrim: Special Edition" patch would not worsen any of the game's issues. Months ago, an update for the open world fantasy-RPG paved the way to more technical problems such as freezes and crashes, according to Game Rant.
Regardless, "Skyrim: Special Edition" got success enough for it to cement itself as one of Amazon's best-selling games of 2016. The game also placed in the top ten list of best-selling games when it was released to the public in October 2016.
"Skyrim: Special Edition" was announced in June 2016 and came with add-ons and brand-new features such as remastered art and effects. There's also a vibrant depth of field, screen-space reflections, volumetric god rays and mods, WCCF Tech listed.
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