Bethesda put on quite the spectacle with their E3 press conference last night. They confirmed what everyone was expecting: A Skyrim remaster, 3 new Fallout 4 DLC packs, Dishonored 2, Prey, a new Quake, and more.
Skyrim: Special Edition is looking to bring the PC experience to consoles. With a release scheduled for Steam as well as the PS4 and Xbox One, many PC players may be wondering, “What’s the point? I could already do all this and more with MOD support.”
Well PC gamers, you’re in for a treat. Bethesda, who’s known for being very accommodating to fans, is giving the PC fan base a free upgrade to Skyrim: Special edition with one small caveat: You must already own the base game and all the DLC previously released, or the Legendary Edition released later that included all the DLC.
— BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) June 13, 2016
This is great news for those of you on PC playing Skyrim. This free upgrade will contain graphical upgrades previously only available via mods. As many modders know, mods can sometimes break games, make them unstable, or just may not be compatible with other mods, so it’s nice to have an official way to upgrade the graphical fidelity without having to hunt for a mod to make the flora or fauna prettier.
In a time when a lot of other developers want to nickle and dime gamers for any and all DLC, this is a refreshing change of pace, and free is always a nice word to hear.