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

Thursday, 9 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 1 year ago
  2. Mr Sparkle

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

    #2 1 year 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 1 year ago
  4. AsianGameing

    NO Wii U :(

    #4 1 year ago
  5. tenthousandgothsonacid

    “Posterity” not “prosperity’

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Clupula

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

    #6 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  9. Gekidami

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

    #9 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  13. _LarZen_

    Hell yeah I would buy it….again!

    #13 1 year 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 1 year ago
  15. Pytox

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

    #15 1 year 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 1 year ago
  17. Hyperx64

    Thanks Uncle Todd :D

    #17 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  21. Erthazus

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

    #21 1 year 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 1 year ago
  23. Hcw87

    Mediocre? Hardly. Critics and fan reception says otherwise.

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

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Fin

    @22

    How many hours you play it for bro? ;)

    #24 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  31. TrickyAudio

    My PS4 is ready!

    #31 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

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  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

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  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

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  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]