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The PS3 version of the game has some issues with lag (loading), although most of this was rectified with version 1.4 of the [[Skyrim:Patch|Official Skyrim Patch]]. It was widely reported on Bethsoft's Official Forums and across a large number of reputable Gaming Websites, IGN, Gamespot, CVG, etc, that the lag problem was bad enough to "stop or badly affect gameplay" with a large number of players save games becoming frozen upon loading, as well as a whole host of other bugs and issues both pre-existing and caused by the patches made to the game. Bethesda stated that patch 1.2 would focus on these performance problems, but the patch didn't help at all. Afterwards, Bethesda stated that patch 1.4 would get rid of the PS3 lag.
 
Patch version 1.5 introduced a major game-crashing glitch connected with the improved water shaders. After installation of the patch, any attempt to go underwater would result in the game crashing. The solution to this is to delete all Skyrim data (Update and Game) in the Game Data Utility. This does not affect or include your save game data. Once this is done, reinstall the game data and the patch will update. The glitch is only present if, when updating, you have not yet downloaded patch 1.5.
 
A remastered Skyrim Special Edition will be released on PS4 on October 28, 2016.
 
==[[Skyrim:Patch|Patches]]==
* The [[Skyrim:Console|console]]. This means that PC bug fixes on articles are not available to players. It also means that most cheats and exploits are not available.
* The [[Skyrim:Creation Kit|Creation Kit]]. The Creation Kit does not directly affect game play; rather it allows the game files to be viewed and edited. A lot of the information on the Wiki is derived from the Creation Kit, because it allows the factors controlling gameplay to be easily identified. However [[UESPWiki:CSList|CSList]], a tool to display game data, is provided by the site and available for viewing by technically inclined users.
* Third party [[Tes5Mod:Main Page|mods]] are unavailable; see [[#Third Party Mods|this section]] for more details.
 
==Interface Differences==
*[[Skyrim:Hearthfire|Hearthfire]] was released on the PS3 on February 19, 2013 in the United States, and February 20, 2013 in English-speaking territories.
*[[Dragonborn:Dragonborn|Dragonborn]] was released on the PS3 on February 12, 2013 in the United States, and February 13, 2013 in English-speaking territories.
 
==Third Party Mods==
Unlike on [[Skyrim:Xbox|Xbox One]], the PS4 Special Edition does not support third party mods on console. This feature has been blocked by Sony despite being developed and advertised by Bethesda.
 
The original console release of Skyrim does not support mods on either PS3 or Xbox 360. Mod development is only possible on PC.

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