One of my favourite games of the last couple of years, that I may have spent too many damn hours inside of, has to be The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It was massive, awesome and beautiful. And now it looks like it may be headed towards new-gen consoles.
According to OnlySP, an email sent out from Bethesda has leaked that the game will be announced on January 12, a fact which has been bolstered by the game now being listed for those platforms as well. That listing is still on the North American Bethesda website for the game. Here’s some imagery to help legit the rumour:
Does it sound like an odd idea to bring a now over two years old game back for an HD treatment? Not at all, judging by how many HD collections of much older games are sitting on store shelves for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 right now. And that’s without even mentioning the updated version of Tomb Raider that’s on the way.
I’d happily play a new version of Skyrim though. If it looks anything like the phenomenal work that PC modders have put in, includes all that DLC that was released and for the love of Mike Wazowski eliminates all those loading screens then I’d be so damn happy.
If you haven’t played it yet and just can’t wait until Monday for that imminent announcement, you can probably pick the game up on the cheap right now. It’s one of our very few games reviewed that got a perfect 10/10 score, and it deserved each and every one of those points.
Plus Cape-Tonians, let me sweeten the deal for you. Still sealed retail versions of the game include a map…made out of hemp. I’m not suggesting anything, but I’m certain you can find some use for it…dudes.[Update]
Bethesda insists it was all just a website error.
We have been working on the CMS that runs our sites. A bug caused platforms that don't exist to show up for some games Sorry for confusion.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) January 9, 2014
Last Updated: January 9, 2014