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Bethesda Speak Out On Skyrim Remaster

by : Ewan Moore on : 27 Jun 2016 11:15
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Bethesda recently announced a remaster of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and it seems like the company are hard at work to really justify the notion of a return trip to the land of Nords and Dragons.

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At least, that’s according to Bethesda’s Pete Hines, who says that Skyrim: Special Edition is aiming to be “as next-gen as possible”.

Speaking to IGN, Hines said:

We haven’t gotten into the full, ‘Here’s all the things we’re doing.’ But the basic idea is, in all the ways possible we’re trying to improve it and make it as next-gen and appropriate for these consoles as possible. Performance, effects, or whatever we can do to make the game look and feel better, we’re going to give it a go.

Since the game was revealed not too long ago at E3, there’s still plenty we don’t know about the remaster. However, the E3 trailer (below) showcased a few new visual effects, including snow shaders, enhanced lighting, and volumetric God rays.

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We also know that the remaster will include mod support on consoles, and will come with all DLC from the base game.

Many PC users will doubtless already have a ton of cool graphical mods, and may be questioning the point of a remaster from their perspective.

Bethesda seem to understand, as PC gamers will be able to upgrade to Skyrim:Special Edition for free – provided they already own the original game and all DLC.

While most of us would probably rather just have a new Elder Scrolls game, you might want to get used to the idea that a Skyrim remaster is the best we’re getting for a while. Bethesda recently confirmed that The Elder Scrolls VI is a very long way off.

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Skyrim Special Edition launches October 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.

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