Bethesda Softworks announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition during its E3 2016 press briefing today, a remaster of the original game that comes with a ton of visual upgrades.
The “Special Edition” is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 28. Alongside immensely improved graphics, the remastered version will bring modding support for the first time on consoles. While The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been enjoying a plethora of modding support on PC since its release back in 2011, it’s only now that console-owners will also be able to experience what a modded Skyrim game can look/feel/play like.
Bethesda Softworks has confirmed that Steam owners of Skyrim and its DLC or its Legendary Edition will all be upgraded to the Special Edition on October 28, free of charge. This will be quite helpful for those who find the modding process a hassle and simply want an easier way to attain prettier Skyrim visuals. Though, it goes without saying, the it’s always fun to try out different mods in Skyrim. You never know what new author you might come across.
You can watch the E3 2016 reveal trailer before to see a comparison between the original game and the special remastered edition.