Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Tasty Rumor : Skyrim Remaster??

Rumors are abound concerning Bethesda's E3 conference and a possible announcement of a Skyrim remaster. The incredibly well-loved open-world RPG, Skyrim, was released for last gen consoles and PC in November of 2011 and very quickly received high praise and a slew of near-perfect scores from reviewers. The game itself was undeniably incredible. So incredible, in fact, that it caused me to somehow rack up over 400 hours of playtime on my multiple save files. It's understandable why rumors of a possible remaster would attract so much attention.

Industry insider, Shinobi602, who appeared on H.A.M Radio Podcast Ep 63 last week said "I would expect a - how should I say it - remaster of sorts for something". Although he didn't specify what this "something" would be, given Skyrim's previous success and massive fan base, it would be the obvious choice for a remaster. Since then, several other industry sources including Eurogamer have also commented on the subject saying that they "understand the rumors to be true". If this turns out to be the case, the Skyrim remaster will supposedly have improved graphics and include all DLC previously released for the game.

As a man with an RPG addicted brain, I hope this turns out to be true. Although Skyrim on last-generation consoles was an amazing game in it's own right, it did have a few issues like long load times and frame-rate drops. These issues could easily be fixed if the game were to run on current gen hardware. As of right now I cannot confirm this to be an actual future release as this is still a rumor. However, we won't have to wait long to receive confirmation. Bethesda's E3 press conference will be held on June 12th 2016. 

Let's see how this all plays out.

- Danial Aziz
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