Bethesda has revealed that it is looking into how to fix the stutter problems plaguing the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but has said that fixes won't be coming until after the imminent 1.3 update.

"While the 1.2 update fixed the long-term play issues for most PS3 users, we are aware that is not the case for some. We've been reaching out to a number of those users to collect save games, so we can take a look at their specific issues," reads a statement on the Bethesda blog. "Right now we know it's not one thing, but a combination of smaller ones that some folks are seeing, but others are not. Some seem to be the PS3 autosaving in the background (you can turn that off), some may be SPU AI updates, and some may relate to dynamic system memory allocation."

"These fixes are not in the current 1.3 update that is in final testing, but will be in future ones. We understand how frustrating it can be when your game is having issues, and we thank all of you for your continued feedback and patience. Rest assured we take your gameplay experience seriously and will continue working on this until it's resolved."

Bethesda recently outlined upcoming updates for all versions of Skyrim, and detailed the Creation Kit for PC users.