Skyrim’s remastered Special Edition is free if you own the game and all of its DLC on PC

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I can’t pretend to be excited for the Skyrim Special Edition – but that’s because I lost hundreds of hours of my life to the game, and that was enough for me. Plenty of people are excited that there’s a new version of one of their favourite games coming – and for good reason.

The game may have had middling combat, but its world-building and atmosphere were incomparable, and the new Special Edition of the game is more than just a remaster, with higher resolution assets and a few updates. It’s being rebuilt, with all-new features like “remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections and more.”

Importantly, as with Fallout 4, it’ll bring the magic of mods to consoles – allowing players to create new quests, new armour and weapons and so, so much more. Unfortunately for console players, those who already own the game will have to buy it anew, something that won’t be the same for PC players, if they meet specific requirements.

IF you own Skyrim and all of its DLC (or Skyrim’s Legendary Edition) on Steam, you’ll get upgraded to the Skyrim Special Edition for free when it releases on October 28.

Here’s another look at the trailer

Last Updated: June 13, 2016

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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