You won’t be able to transfer your old gen saves to the Skyrim Remaster

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Skyrim Remaster

Skyrim is coming soon as a remastered version, bringing a wealth of engine improvements to a game that modders have been improving for years already. While it will bring those engine changes and overhauls to the PC version of the game, it’s mostly meant for console gamers who’ve moved on to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 – or those who’ve not played the game yet.

While it was expected, it seems that unfortunately those who’ve already played the game on the last generations of consoles won’t be able to transfer their saves across to the new consoles.

Responding to a consumer on Twitter, Bethesda’s Pete Hines confirmed that cross generation or platform save game transfers will not be happening. It’s hardly surprising really, given the differences in how the new consoles and the old consoles handle data. Of course, that sort of thing is possible. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection allowed people to import their old saves provided it was to the same family of consoles.

Still, if you’re paying full price for a game, you may as well start at the beginning, right?

And for those of you on PC wondering if the upgrade will be worth it, it’s worth noting that the remaster will have a 64 bit executable. That opens up the amount of memory available to the game quite considerably. What that means is that industrious modders will be able to do even more with the game.

For interest’s sake, here’s a video by Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry showing footage of the remaster juxtaposed with the best visual upgrades offered by modders.

Last Updated: July 5, 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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