A remastered version of the critically acclaimed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be announced during Bethesda’s E3 2016 press conference this Sunday, according to a pair of industry insiders.
First up, well-known tipster and resident NeoGAF poster, Shinobi602, said on the latest H.A.M. Radio Podcast that, “I would expect a remaster of sorts [at Bethesda’s press conference]… for something.”
While not explicitly naming Skyrim, GamePro.de quickly ran with a story suggesting that the remaster is indeed the fifth Elder Scrolls title, prompting fellow insider Dragon Punch to weigh in on the matter in a corresponding post on NeoGAF, confirming it’s the real deal.
Skyrim remaster to feature all content and visual overhaul
While nothing official has been confirmed by Bethesda as of yet, the insider added that the Skyrim remaster will include not only all available downloadable content, but also remastered visuals to boot.
Not only that, but mod support is also reportedly on the cards too, which is something that PC owners have been enjoying for years now with the original version of Skyrim. Presumably, the game will be available for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released in November 2011 and takes place around two hundred years after the events of its predecessor, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
While the PS3 version suffered from some glaring technical hiccups, the game overall achieved enormous critical and commercial success, with estimates from EEDR putting worldwide sales at 22.7 million units.