It feels like an age since the last Elder Scrolls game was released (seven years, to be precise), and it's probably going to be several years more before we see the next one. It's an agonising wait, and for some older fans, it really is a race against time. But thanks to an online campaign, fans are hoping at least one Skyrim-playing grandma will be involved in the next game. In at least some sense of the word.
When Skyrim launched on Switch last year, Bethesda was upfront about the fact it had no plans to support mods on Nintendo's machine. "We would love to see it happen," Bethesda's Todd Howard told Eurogamer, "but it's not something we're actively doing."
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Bethesda Games Studios, maker of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout games, tends to be a pretty secretive place. We won't hear anything for ages and then announcements for Fallout: 76, Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 come along at once and everybody frantically starts planning time off work.
It sounds unlikely The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim on Nintendo Switch will ever have a Creation Club for accessing mods as it does on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Nintendo Switch has supported video recording for a few weeks now (simply hold down that capture button). It was introduced just in time for the launch of Super Mario Odyssey but only a handful of Nintendo's own games have supported it.
Skyrim Creation Club's new Survival Mode is now available on Steam for beta testing.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is coming to Switch on 17th November.
Nintendo just revealed this release date during a Nintendo Direct livestream tonight.
This handheld version of Skyrim should basically be the Skyrim you know and love, only with optional motions controls and a Zelda costume, complete with the Master Sword, tucked away for diligent explorers or folks who own the Link amiibo.
Xbox One users can play Skyrim: Special Edition for free this weekend.
Bethesda has revealed the release dates of its three impending VR titles.
First up there's Skyrim VR, slated for a 17th November release on PSVR.
Next, there's Doom VFR, arriving 1st December on PSVR and HTC Vive.
Bethesda has announced a kind of paid-for mod initiative called Creation Club for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition.
It's coming this summer for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and allows you to spend credits on mods made by Bethesda Game Studios and collaborating partners. The mods include new weapons, armour, outfits, accessories, crafting options, housing features and gameplay enhancements.
All mods will be fully compatible with saved games and your existing add-ons.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim will have special content included for its Nintendo Switch release.
A new 2017 video shows the ambitious Skyblivion project - The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion recreated as a Skyrim mod - going from strength to strength. Apparently the increased attention has attracted more voluntary help so progress has sped as a result.
But, whew, Skyblivion is taking on a lot. Hardly a small game, Oblivion, is it? When on earth are we going to be able to play this? I asked the Skyblivion team for an update.
"At this point the base game is done," Kyle Rebel, project PR, told me. "this means Oblivion's game has been completely recreated and can be explored freely.