Want more Skyrim details?

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Yeah me too, but this is as much as I could find so here it is anyway.

We already know that The Elder Scrolls V is coming on a new engine, which is the best news so far. What we don’t know is what engine that is and Bethesda is keeping quiet on that for now. Obviously this is leading to quite a lot of speculation.

Some people have suggested that Skyrim could be made on id’s Tech 5 engine; the engine developed and used for upcoming FPS-racer hybrid Rage. Bethesda did acquire id in 2009. That date, however, essentially rules out the use of Tech 5 seeing as how Skyrim has been in development for years. Couple that with Bethesda man Nick Breckon’s statement of “It’s a new graphics/gameplay engine built internally” and it seems that id’s Tech 5 becomes an even more remote possibility.

What else do we know then?

We have a release date of 11 November 2011 as revealed by the debut trailer. What we also have are confirmed platforms: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. No surprises there then, but hopefully the PC version will get a little extra polish with DirectX 11 support.

The game’s website is live, but all it shows is the VGA reveal trailer. Keep an eye on it however, as it’s bound to fill up with information over the coming months.

One thing is certain and that is we’ll know more towards the end of January 2011 because Game Informer has just announced that they’ve known about Skyrim for months now. In fact, the lucky buggers have already played the game on a visit to Bethesda Game Studios. Obviously, they were under embargo until the Spike TV VGA announcement. Now that the game is official, Game Informer has announced that their February issue will have a massive Elder Scrolls V feature packed with information. February isn’t that far away is it? You can hold out until then?

Source: Eurogamer and Game Informer

Last Updated: December 14, 2010

Miklós Szecsei

I'm a freelance writer who has somehow managed to convince people to pay me to play video games. By day I work a job, but by night and early hours of the morning, I write about video games. The one job provides a living for my family; the other provides a living for my soul. Dramatic, right?

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