When Bethesda confirmed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition would remaster the beloved title, fans were understandably excited. The announcement came earlier this year during the company’s annual E3 presentation, and after only a couple months, gamers can now go ahead and pre-order the title for either the Xbox One or Playstation 4.
If you’re in the U.S., the remaster will run you about $60. And, while Skyrim’s Microsoft product page says the title will contain in-app purchases, Bethesda’s Pete Hines confirmed there were no such things. As promised, the special release will come preloaded with all of Skyrim’s official DLC packs.
What’s interesting about this pre-order is its pre-download availability. Fans can go ahead and ‘download’ the game ahead of its official release, but the game’s file size indicates it's likely not be the whole thing. At only 106 MB, it’d be impossible for either Xbox or Playstation to fit all of Skyrim into such a small file.
However, pre-downloading the game may make it easier for gamers to access when it drops on October 28th at 12:01 AM E.T.
So far, fans have been told the Skyrim remaster will contain some impressive new visuals. Bethesda’s teaser trailer for the game explained new FX like volumetric god rays, enhanced field depth, snow/water shaders, and more would be featured in the remaster.
If you’re still on the fence about whether the game is worth its price, feel free to check out the remaster's description below and let us know what you think!
“Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. Skyrim Special Edition also brings the full power of PC mods to consoles. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more – with Mods, there are no limits to what you can experience.”