Our pals over at Digital Foundry have cast their gaze towards the freshly announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition, and they've really put the remaster through the ringer. According to the publication, the Special Edition, coming to PlayStation 4 this October, is no simple re-release - it is, in fact, something of an overhaul of the original game.
We already know that Bethesda is implementing various visual tricks, like dynamic depth of field, to make the remaster shine, but the developer appears to be going one step further, introducing new assets, such as more trees, rocks, and general foliage, alongside new rendering technology. Indeed, it even seems to be bringing over techniques used in Fallout 4, allowing the studio to push for better lighting across the board.
It sounds like quite an improvement over the PlayStation 3 version, then, but it's still a little unfortunate to hear that the all-new Skyrim will apparently be capped at 30 frames per second on Sony's console. That said, as long as the title actually sticks to that figure and doesn't drop every other second, we'll be just fine.
Are you looking forward to replaying Skyrim, or did you miss out the first time around? Shout your foes clean off a cliff in the comments section below.
Just increase load times and don't freeze and I'll be happy... I put well over 100 hours in to it on PS3 and would have been more had it not started freezing every time I tried to play it.
I'll be getting this, I never really played Skyrim I was to busy with WoW at the time so i'm really looking forward to this, I was even more anti SP when this was out than I am now.
The PS3 version had a variable framerate range of zero to thirty, so I'll take thirty capped. Yeah, I'd prefer sixty, but as long as it's constant I'm happy.
Thirty? Well that sucks.
By mind, body, and soul is beyond ready for this
I'd love a voiced character for the next Elder Scrolls like in Fallout 4 only with a lot more dialogue options.
Sounds like it's worth re-buying. This will make only my third purchase of the game, as opposed to Oblivion's 5 (vanilla pc, vanilla PS3, goty pc, goty PS3, 5th anniversary PS3). This should have preceded Fallout 4 imho, but it'll be fun to replay
Still on the fence, its not my favioute elder scrolls but if we are not getting a new one anytime soon then it maybe worth it.
Let's hope Bethesda has a new engine and the Skyrim remaster is more or less a tech demo that got out of hand.
never played any elder scrolls game ever, think i'll pick this up tho
just hope this will runs smoothly on PS4... the reason why I never play Bethesda open-world games last gen is because their engine runs great on PS3...
I am through warning see you in a few days -Tasuki-
Anything less than smooth locked 30fps is unacceptable. Reading about Skyrim remastered to include more foliage, god rays, dynamic dof, and VOLUMETRIC fog has me doubting stable frame rates on PS4.
The dynamic dof needs an on/off option or i will pass even if the frame rates are a stable 120fps.
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