The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition News

Here's a feel-good story that (thankfully) isn't an April Fool's: remember back in November last year when we reported on the petition to get Skyrim-playing grandmother Shirley Curry into The Elder Scrolls 6? If you signed it - congratulations, your signature (along with nearly 50,000 others) made a difference.

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.

Skyrim's Switch release date slated for November

Skyrim's Switch release date slated for November

For the adventurer who has not yet taken an arrow to the knee.

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.

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Bethesda unveils Creation Club, a kind of paid-for mods initiative for Skyrim and Fallout 4

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.

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Don't expect a Skyblivion beta or release until 2018

Don't expect a Skyblivion beta or release until 2018

It's like a Daggerfall through my heart.

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.

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Skyrim mod Enderal gets DLC expansion of its own

Skyrim mod Enderal gets DLC expansion of its own

Forgotten Stories includes content cut from the main mod.

Enderal, perhaps the best Skyrim total conversion mod around, is getting a DLC expansion pack of its own.

Forgotten Stories is the work of Nicolas Lietzau, lead writer of Enderal, with support from some of SureAI, the group of modders responsible for the mod. It adds parts of the story content cut from the initial release of Enderal, which amounts to 10-20 hours of new quest gameplay, as well as a raft of improvements.

The teaser, below, gives you an idea of the tone.

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Skyrim Special Edition patch causing game crashes on PC, PS4, Xbox one

Skyrim Special Edition patch causing game crashes on PC, PS4, Xbox one

UPDATE: Patch 1.2 live on PC. "Stay tuned" for console.

UPDATE 12TH NOVEMBER: Skyrim Special Edition update 1.2 is now live on PC. "Stay tuned for news on the Xbox and PS4 release of 1.2," wrote Bethesda on its official support forum.

UPDATE 10TH NOVEMBER: Bethesda has released a beta version of patch 1.2 on PC to fix the crashing issues. "Following our beta update, we will work to release the update on Xbox One and PlayStation 4," wrote Bethesda on its official forum.

Beta content isn't automatically enabled on Steam - you will have to enable it. To do that, log into Steam, right-click on Skyrim Special Edition in your Library and select Properties and then Betas. From the drop-down menu select Beta and then OK, then wait for a few minutes while the game updates. "Skyrim Special Edition [Beta]" should appear in your Library after that.

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Titanfall 2 fails to beat Titanfall sales in UK

Titanfall 2 fails to beat Titanfall sales in UK

Launch sandwiched between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty probably didn't help.

Titanfall 2 launch sales failed to match up to those of its predecessor in the UK.

Chart-Track, which tracks physical sales only, said Titanfall 2 didn't match the launch sales of the original game.

Titanfall came out on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, although its physical sales on PC were negligible. Titanfall 2 launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and again, physical sales were negligible.

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The Skyrim Special Edition launch day mod difference between PS4 and Xbox One

There's a big difference between Skyrim Special Edition on Xbox One and on PlayStation 4: the space reserved for mods. On PS4, 1GB space is reserved, whereas on Xbox One it's 5GB. So what difference does that make to mod selection now the game has been released? Rather a lot.

On launch day, on PS4, you can currently choose from 38 mods - but on Xbox One you can choose from 119.

It means that if you're playing on PS4, you miss out Xbox One mods such as a dialogue overhaul for relationships; an extensive bug-fixing patch; expanded crafting options to make arrows and lockpicks; an alternate starting location and story set-up; and a whole campfire gameplay system. In other words, the kind of mods that can really alter your Skyrim experience.

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Skyrim total conversion mod Enderal gets a release date, looks great

Skyrim total conversion mod Enderal gets a release date, looks great

Completely new setting, new mechanics, new story!

It is made from The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim parts but its story, its setting and its mechanics are all built anew - the free total conversion mod Enderal is finally ready to be released.

"The German version will be activated on July 1-3rd," tweeted maker SureAI (via Reddit). "The English version will be released one or two weeks later."

Enderal is a total conversion mod that has been five years in the making, with planning beginning a month before Skyrim was even released. A team of 14 people have put it together, coordinated from Munich, Germany. It's the same team that made The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion mod Nehrim - indeed, Enderal is a sequel to Nehrim, not that you need to have played it.

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