While waiting for more updates on Elder Scrolls 6, fans of the popular open-world RPG series can relive Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim in majestic HD graphics. The remastered version of the hit 2011 video game is set to arrive next month.
Arguably the best RPG of all time will get even better. Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition will have all the action and excitement of the original game, but with upscaled visuals and new gameplay content.
According to IGN, the remastered version will have screen-space reflections and dynamic depth of field. There will be new shaders for environmental effects such as water and snow.
Die-hard Skyrim aficionados are in luck. Those who own the original game and all its DLC can download the Special Edition for free. The promo also applies to those who bought the game’s Legendary Edition.
Another cool add-on is mod support for Xbox One. Bethesda tried to make the feature available on PS4, but technical disputes with Sony prevented it from happening.
One fan on Twitter sent Bethesda marketing chief Pete Hines a video which showed how mod support can work on PS4. Hines responded, “I assure you we don’t lack for alternatives. We are trying to do the most possible for PS4 players.”
Fans accused Bethesda of secretly striking an exclusive deal with Microsoft. The gaming studio has since denied the allegations. A spokesperson for Bethesda argued that it was Sony who disallowed mod support on its flagship console.
According to Attack Of The Fanboy, Sony has a policy that prohibits the release of unfinished content. Potential PlayStation Store content that can’t be quality checked by Sony are also a no go.
Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition will release for PC and console on October 28. Unfortunately, gamers can’t transfer save files from PS3 to PS4 or from Xbox 360 to Xbox One.
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