It’s uncommon to see a remastered version releasing at the full $60 price tag. The notion of a re-release has always been to cater to fans by overhauling the original game with new bells and whistles. Hence, it’s surprising for the community to see Bethesda Softworks continue to defend its decision to release The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered version at full price on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Responding to questioning fans on Twitter, Vice President of Bethesda, Pete Hines, reasoned that the game comes bundled with all DLC packs released so far as well as with updated graphics and support for mods. He ended his tweet with the following: “If you don’t want that, don’t buy it.”
Console owners are disappointed, since they will have to pay the full price even though many already own the original Skyrim game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Over on the PC platform, however, Bethesda has allowed for free upgrades to the remastered versions for all previous owners. There’s still some minor criteria that applies to this upgrade, but it’s still better than being bound on consoles to pay the full $60 cost.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered is going to release on October 28 for all three platforms. Console owners, especially, will be thrilled to finally get their hands on mods that the Skyrim-PC community has been enjoying for years.
Those who missed out on the Legendary Edition could find this a great opportunity to jump back in as the Dragonborn. There’s plenty of time for you to explore and finish the game, since the next Elder Scrolls game is still many years from being released.