Bethesda Softwork’s winning streak at E3 continued with the announcement of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition Remaster. Followed by Fallout 4’s DLC reveal, Skyrim’s new details were shown in a short trailer, featuring improvements and tweaks gamers can look forward to.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition will be released on October 28 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Fans at E3 and gamers all around the world were able to get a comparison of the previous generations console graphics with the new enhancements for the current.
The cinematic look through Skyrim world gave us a glimpse at its Remastered art and effects along with the dynamic depth of field. But the features that caught attention were the in-game volumetric God rays, new snow and water shaders.
But while these effects look impressive, it’s been known for being highly taxing on our consoles and PC. Earlier with Fallout 4 Far Harbor DLC, both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 recorded frame rates below 30 during volumetric fog conditions.
While visual experience is important to get gamers hooked on, it’s still secondary when we considered the inclusion of mods. Fortunately, Bethesda is aware of it. As pointed out by IGN, the trailer played at the press conference gave us the first look at “Friendly Dragons.” Others mods like Ninroot Farm, Heigen 2.0, Cow Armor, and Cats were also enlisted in the mod category revealed in the trailer.
The Special Edition remaster also includes all downloadable content. However, if you’re a hardcore Skyrim gamer who already bought all adds-on or the Legendary Edition on Steam, you’ll get a free upgrade to Skyrim Special Edition on Oct 28.
Bethesda’s Pete Hines, the VP of PR and Marketing, took to twitter to also confirm the availability of transfer of saves between vanilla Skyrim and Skyrim Special Edition on PC, Eurogamer reported.
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