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10 years of re-releasing Skyrim: Bethesda celebrates with a re-release

posted Friday Aug 20, 2021 by Scott Ertz

10 years of re-releasing Skyrim: Bethesda celebrates with a re-release

In a recent press release, Bethesda announced that they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by re-releasing it on modern consoles and PC. This new version is known as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition, and it will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox Game Pass on November 11th. If you have both a modern console and a previous generation, you will get a free upgrade. Unfortunately, we still don't know what the price is going to be just yet.

This game release will come with a large amount of additional content. In addition to the core game, this new release will also come with all three of the DLC content that was made available for the game: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. if that isn't enough to entice you to finally purchase the game, how about "over 500 pieces of unique content from Creation Club?" Essentially, Bethesda is making available available all of the content from Creation Club, since that's about the combined content.

This game release, follows the release of Skyrim: Special Edition. But, for those who already own that version of the game, there's good news: you will also be getting three of the Creation Club modules. Those modules are Fishing, Survival Mode, and Saints and Seducers. But, if you want the rest of the content, you'll need to trade up to the Anniversary Edition.

For fans of The Elder Scrolls, you'll know that this game has been released many times before. In fact, it might just be the most re-released game in modern gaming. The game started a decade ago, releasing on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Since then, it has also come to the Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and even the Switch. The Switch release was monumental, because it marked the first time that Bethesda has released a game on a Nintendo console in over 15 years.

Skyrim is a fantasy RPG developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game was released on November 11, 2011 to rave reviews from critics. To date the game has sold over 30 million copies worldwide across all platforms it's been re-released on. The company's tendency to re-release the game every time you turn around has certainly contributed to that incredibly high number.

While it is an interesting topic to get to continue talking about a decade later, gamers are still waiting for The Elder Scrolls VI. The game was announced at E3 2018, but other than rumors about whether or not Microsoft would lock the title into the Xbox ecosystem, not enough information has been made available since. So, for now, fans will have to settle for yet another version of Skyrim and 37 seconds of "teaser trailer" from over 3 years ago.


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