For those hoping that Bethesda Softworks’ Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim would be coming to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, you’re out of luck as the company announced that a remastered Skyrim Special Edition will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this fall. First released back in 2011, Skyrim was one of those games that many gamers put hundreds, if not thousands, of hours into.
The remastered special edition will feature visual improvements, including god-rays, new water and snow shaders, and more. The console versions will also support PC mods, following in the footsteps of Bethesda’s Fallout 4. If you own the game and all its add-ons, or own the Legendary Edition on Steam, you’ll get a free upgrade to the Skyrim Special Edition when it launches. Unfortunately it looks like console owners of Skyrim will have to purchase the HD remastered edition.
— BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) June 13, 2016
The Skyrim Special Edition will launch on October 28th.
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