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Skyrim PS4, Xbox One listed on website in error, Bethesda explains

Thursday, 9th January 2014 05:01 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is not coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to Bethesda’s Pete Hines.

The confirmation came from Hines on Twitter:

UPDATE:

That said, would you have liked to see an enhanced Skyrim release on PS4 and Xbox One? Let us know below.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Bethesda website in question shows Skyrim listed for PS4 and Xbox One in addition to current platforms PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

It could just be an error, or a tech update may have gone live ahead of official reveal, so this may vanish post-publication. Either way, OnlySP has a screenshot for prosperity.

Adding fuel to the speculative fire, Bethesda has reportedly sent out emails teasing something exciting to be announced on January 14; several different sites have posted screenshots of the message.

We will of course shoot an email off to Bethesda about this, but expect to be politely and kindly fobbed off.

We know at least some of the core Bethesda development team has moved on to a hush-hush new project, but if that title were in the conception and prototyping stage its possible the rest of the studio could be working on a port instead of sitting idle – or Bethesda may have outsourced the port.

In any case, a next-gen re-release isn’t that unlikely; Skyrim still sells by the boatload on PC, where it is much shinier than on current-gen consoles, and Square Enix has shown the way with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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35 Comments

  1. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    Why not?

    It’ll look better, and run better. Bundle it with all of the DLC.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Mr Sparkle

    Yes tell me this is Legendary Edition. Would be weird if it isn’t.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. The_Red

    What’s the point? The best thing about Skyrim was neither the gameplay (decent) nor its visuals (mostly decent). It was the mods. You can have the Definitive, Game of the Year, Ultimate Legendary edition and it will still lack mods on consoles.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. AsianGameing

    NO Wii U :(

    #4 8 months ago
  5. tenthousandgothsonacid

    “Posterity” not “prosperity’

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Clupula

    @4 – Of course not. They wanna make money.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Telepathic.Geometry

    Every game that had a PC release will release again on PS4 and xbone over the next couple of years…

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    Every time a new generation comes around, it’s like people have never experienced a shift in hardware before.

    Updated versions of current console games happens at the start of these new hardware generations. It happens *every single time*.

    Don’t expect anything that truly takes advantage of the hardware advances of the new machines until late 2015 at the earliest.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. Gekidami

    Yeah, no. I’ll pass. But if GTA5 happens to come rolling onto PS4, i’m all for that.

    #9 8 months ago
  10. monkeygourmet

    @8

    It seems to be happening sooner rather than later this gen though. What was re-released on 360 for example? (I’m talking 2 months after the console release).

    It seems like they are using these titles as filler.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. Fin

    Gamer: “I HATE CALL OF DUTY BECAUSE IT DOESN’T DO ANYTHING NEW”
    Publisher: “Here’s an exact replica of a game you played two years ago, but with prettier graphics”
    Gamer: “SOLD”

    #11 8 months ago
  12. Hyperx64

    @8 No. The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V are out this year. As well as a multitude of other unannounced games.

    #12 8 months ago
  13. _LarZen_

    Hell yeah I would buy it….again!

    #13 8 months ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @12 Your point? They’re not exactly changing the gaming landscape. They’ll look nice enough, sure, but they’re fairly traditional as far as game design goes. Neither is platform exclusive or offering anything truly unique to their respective formats.

    Heck, MGS5 isn’t even a next gen. It’s also coming to current hardware.

    #14 8 months ago
  15. Pytox

    PC version with all those graphics mode are way more awesome ;-)

    #15 8 months ago
  16. mistermogul

    I appreciate all the technical things that this game achieved but am I the only one that found the gameplay extremely boring and repetitive?

    #16 8 months ago
  17. Hyperx64

    Thanks Uncle Todd :D

    #17 8 months ago
  18. Hyperx64

    @14 These games are designed for the PC, Xbox One & PS4. MGSV is being ported too 360 & PS3. Not the other way around!

    The “format” is x86.

    There is no difference anymore. Only the fact that PC can move with the times and be upgraded – as it always has.

    The higher your expectations, the bigger the disappointment. Especially when your expectations are unrealistic!

    #18 8 months ago
  19. Harrow

    Why not use there time and energy on a new fallout/scrolls game or something new entirely instead of wasting it on ports.

    Is everyone going to put there money down for a game they have already paid for again just to see it at a slightly higher res.

    Don’t line these greedy bastards pockets

    #19 8 months ago
  20. jdog1471

    Hells yes!

    For further confirmation scroll down the Bethesda page and you will see a couple of box arts for different elder scrolls, under Skyrim it says coming June 2014 for XB1 and PS4!!!

    I for one will be quite pleased to play one of my all time favourite games on my new PS4! Time to get all the trophies once more! (Well, I did it on the 360 so its achievements I guess…)

    #20 8 months ago
  21. Erthazus

    @18, MGSV was designed for current gen and then ported over with 1080p and 60 frames per second.

    #21 8 months ago
  22. Erthazus

    Mediocre game. Can’t imagine at what quality it was on the 360 and PS3 after stellar PC release, I think this is the game that should have been for the Next Gen from the beggining.

    As well as GTAV.

    #22 8 months ago
  23. Hcw87

    Mediocre? Hardly. Critics and fan reception says otherwise.

    People don’t spend hundreds of hours on mediocre games.

    #23 8 months ago
  24. Fin

    @22

    How many hours you play it for bro? ;)

    #24 8 months ago
  25. Erthazus

    @23, For the Elder Scrolls game it is mediocre. People spent hours on the game that has a tons of exploration. What a surprise.
    But it was a stripped version of TES games with weak story and weak balance and tons of balancing bugs.
    Morrowind and Daggerfall are still among the best games these guys created.

    @24, How many hours do you repeat the same sentence? ;)

    #25 8 months ago
  26. Bomba Luigi

    I’m a big Elder Scrolls Fan and I love Skyrim. But serious, playing without Mods… no thank you.

    Thats what they should look at. Make some of the Best and Popular Mods working on the Next Gen Systems, just a 1080p Remake of a 720p Version sounds a bit silly. But I guess we will see a lot of 1080p Remakes, its a quick cash in.

    #26 8 months ago
  27. Digital Bamboo

    The thought of starting a new Skyrim game is just ridiculous to me. I enjoyed it while I played it, for over 100 hours. Beginning that again…don’t think so.

    Most interesting is the fact that this pretty much confirms that a ton of games that were released on consoles in the past few years are going to get a new coat of paint for the next gen…PC is making more and more sense, except for the exclusives.

    #27 8 months ago
  28. Christopher Jack

    I dislike how with each TES game they strip more & more of the customization. I don’t feel like always grabbing a mod to fix a game but one thing that bugged me was item sorting, particularly when storing items. When going through a chest that for example you use to store all your ingredients or all your smithing items it can become irritating finding what you need as there’s no was of sorting it.

    #28 8 months ago
  29. Fin

    @25

    Not that long really, cos it only takes a few seconds to type it, and I only ask it when you complain about a game. Though that’s quite a lot, to be fair.

    What about: was it more or less than Black Ops? (or MW3, whichever you played more of)

    #29 8 months ago
  30. Moonwalker1982

    As much as i loved Skyrim, i really am not waiting for a Xbox One and PS4 version. Rather have them working on a brand new Fallout for example. Jeez.

    #30 8 months ago
  31. TrickyAudio

    My PS4 is ready!

    #31 8 months ago
  32. fihar

    @28
    Lesson learned. Don’t be a hoarder.

    Still, I do completely understand what you’re saying though. In Dragon’s Dogma, it’s not necessary for you to carry the needed materials whenever you wanted to upgrade any of your equipments. As long as you have the right materials in the right amount, it doesn’t matter whether you have it in storage or onhand with you, which is very very convenient.

    Anyway, this is precisely what you get when new machines roll out with no backward compatibilities.
    This is totally unnecessary, it’s not like higher resolutions and whatnots will fix any of the scripting issues within the game.

    #32 8 months ago
  33. Moonwalker1982

    It’s January 12

    http://www.onlysp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Icmszrn.jpg

    The font totally reminds me of Fallout though.

    So is Bethesda trolling us on purpose? I mean..Elder Scrolls Online isn’t even out yet. Would they do this?

    #33 8 months ago
  34. f1r3storm

    @33: The mail is from the Bethesda STORE though, so they (Treehouse Brand Stores operates it) might probably announce some new merchandise product then.

    #34 8 months ago
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    #35 8 months ago

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