Skyrim’s Back, Again With Skyrim Anniversary Edition

by in General | Aug, 24th 2021

Skyrim’s back yet again, with the Skyrim Anniversary Edition. You can already play it everywhere from PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and the Amazon Kindle Fire. Yes, that’s real, I’ve played it. Now, ten years after the original launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, we’re getting Skyrim Anniversary Edition. Todd Howard will not rest until everyone on the planet is playing Skyrim. There is no escape. The fans want Elder Scrolls VI, but what we’re getting is yet another edition of Skyrim. Is it going to be worth it though? Bethesda announced it during Quakecon 2021. Here’s what we know.

“500 Pieces of Unique Content” – The Creation Club:

I won’t beat around the bush. I’ve never been less excited about Skyrim, especially this Anniversary Edition. Is it going to feature bug fixes? Updated graphics? 4K upscaling? Well perhaps that, on PS5/Xbox Series X|S. If it wasn’t in the Skyrim Special Edition, the answer is a resounding “no”. So here’s what we know. It’s going to come with all three DLC drops Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire. That is quite a lot of content, at least. It’s also going to have “over 500 unique pieces of content from Creation Club such as quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons, spells.”

However, owners of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on any platform do receive some “free content”. This means even if you own it through Xbox Game Pass. This will grant users three pieces of Creation Club content: Fishing, Survival Mode, and new quests – Saints and Seducers. On top of that, if you own it on Playstation 5 and/or Xbox Series X|S, they will receive a free upgrade to an enhanced version on launch date – November 11th, 2021. The launch date makes sense at least, as the original came out on 11/11/11.

The price hasn’t been released yet, but the Skyrim Special Edition was selling for 35 bucks on Amazon for Playstation 4. We can probably surmise that the Skyrim Anniversary Edition won’t cost more than the current iteration of the game. Bethesda has found the real secret to success in the world of gamedev: release the same game over and over for ten years. There are people without a doubt excited for another iteration of Skyrim. Typically when a game is re-released for an anniversary, it features something that makes it worthwhile. I’m happy for the people that can’t wait though. At least the PS5/Xbox Series X|S versions reportedly will have enhanced graphics, so there’s a positive. 


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