Bethesda have revealed that it is working on a patch to fix a glitch related to low-details textures on the Xbox 360 version of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
If you install the game to your 360 hard drive, an error is triggered in which the game is unable to load up high-detail textures, leaving you blurry visuals.
Over at Bethesda’s official forums, the developers have tried to explain the bug and how it relates to the features of the 360′s hard drive caching.
Skyrim uses a lot of dynamic streaming systems, including textures. We’ve seen a few reports of certain textures temporarily scaling down on the Xbox 360, and not scaling back up. We have verified that this issue does not occur when playing off the disk and when the game is fully cached (not installed). Skyrim makes heavy use of the Xbox 360 caching system, and caches over the normal course of play while in menus or interiors. This cache can be wiped when other games are played or when the user manually removes it. We’re working on a solution in the next title update for those who have installed the game.
The simple fix at the moment is to delete the game’s install file from your Hard Drive until the title update is released.