Skyrim looks the same on PC and consoles..if you’re standing far away

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According to Bethesda there’s a minimal difference in graphical fidelity between the console and PC versions of their insanely anticipated RPG follow up, Skyrim.

Don’t feel let down though, PC gamers – Skyrim won’t be a dumbed down, horribly textured console port…promise!

"I’d say it scales up in all the ways you’d expect," said Bethesda’s Todd Howard to journalists previewing the game. "All of our art’s really high-res. There are little things we do with all of our games on PC and the PC texture sizes are going to be as big as you can make them and you can pump the resolution up obviously."

"But most of that… What we want at the end of the day is that the game looks the same. The benefit you get is when you’re playing a PC game you’re playing this far away [demonstrating a short distance], when you’re at home on your console you’re usually sitting about six feet away so the game looks the same." Ahh, sneaky! The PC version will look and run better, provided you have the requisite hardware, but those couch-potato console gamers will never know their version is inferior because they’re short-sighted.

I’ll be honest saying I’m pretty torn as to which version to get; I’m generally one of those couch-bound gamers, happily sacrificing visuals for the sake of comfort, but I’ve played through the previous Elder Scrolls games on PC and I don’t really want to break that tradition. Plus, the PC version will have something its console cousins won’t – mods. I remember the effect after-market mods had on Oblivion – increasing texture quality along with performance, as well as adding new quests, items and all sorts of other wonderful things missing from the game.

Read  As far as Bethesda is concerned, single-player games are far from dead

Actually yeah..I guess that’s my mind made up.  Which version do you plan on getting?

Source : CVG

Last Updated: April 19, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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