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What I Think of The Skyrim Remaster Rumor

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The latest rumor going around the internet is that Skyrim will have a remaster announced at E3 tonight and the moment I read about it I shook my head and said, “why?”


Skyrim is one of my all time favorite games. I’m always praising the hell out of it as being the best open world game since Morrowind/Oblivion back in the day and you would think I would jump at the chance to play a remastered Skyrim, but I’m not. I actually think it’s a horrible idea because it’s only 5 years old and it only reinforces my opinion that these consoles are worthless because of all the “definitive” edition games that are being remade even though they’re not that old.

Is Bethesda really going to jump on that train like everyone else? I know they “remastered” Dishonored for some stupid reason, but Skyrm too? If this is real then it’s fucking stupid. I don’t see Skyrim doing well on the new consoles even with mod support because I don’t think modders will come back to Skyrim just to port their old mods over to the X1, and PS4. There will probably be a few of them, but not as many as PC gamers have access to.

Skyrim with mods is more beautiful than The Witcher 3 by a longshot so why even bother with a remaster. I doubt it’ll even come to PC because of that.


The smart thing to do would be to give us a remaster of one of the older Elder Scrolls games. That would make so much more sense then giving us another Skyrim. A while back Pete Hines said Β they weren’t interested in milking Skyrim, but if this is true doesn’t that mean they’re doing that?

How awesome would it be if Oblivion or Morrowind were remastered instead of Skyrim? I would rush out and buy it day one because that would be a real remaster that’s worth buying. What about Daggerfall? That would be another awesome game for a remaster, but Skyrim? Skyrim doesn’t need to be remastered so soon because it’s still a great game to play vanilla or modded.

I vote for Morrowind because it’s the first Elder Scrolls game I’ve ever played and it would be awesome to play it again with updated gameplay/graphics. I wouldn’t buy Skyrim again unless it was a significant upgrade, but even if it is I would probably stay with the original because of mods.

Do you think this Skyrim rumor is true?

We’ll find out soon enough if it’s true.

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    The Night Owl
    Jun 13, 2016 1:13 am

    Since I have Skyrim on the 360 I’d prefer to get it backwards compatible than having to buy it again. I’d be a yes for Morrowind though… I didn’t dive into it as deeply as Oblivion and Skyrim but if it were updated to have some of those later game’s conveniences I’d jump on that. πŸ™‚

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      Jun 13, 2016 7:33 am

      The big Skyrim reveal lasted about a minute. All we saw was new lighting and god rays… My modded Skyrim looked better…

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