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:
We have been working on the CMS that runs our sites. A bug caused platforms that don't exist to show up for some games Sorry for confusion.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) January 9, 2014
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.