Bethesda has shared more details on what we can expect from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Anniversary Edition. Due out next month on the tenth anniversary of Skyrim (it's been ten years?!), the Anniversary Edition is not a free upgrade if you already own Skyrim or Skyrim - Special Edition. So why should you buy it? Well, it includes every Creation Club release to date, plus some new stuff. That's additional quests, player homes, weapons, armour — all kinds of things.
Bethesda has previously mentioned that Anniversary Edition features "over 500 Creation Club elements". To be clear, that doesn't mean 500 individual DLCs — we assume it's the number of unique assets used across all of the Creation Club content. Still, it should give you some idea of what's being included.
Anyway, that's your Anniversary Edition. If you're not arsed about any of that, you can stick with Skyrim - Special Edition on PS4, which is getting a free PS5 update which allows for 60 frames-per-second and faster load times.
What's more, four Creation Club DLCs will be made available for free in Special Edition. Here's a quick rundown of what's being added:
- Saints and Seducers - A couple of new quests.
- Rare Curios - New items that can be used in alchemy.
- Survival Mode - Adds a survival system where you'll have to eat, drink, sleep, and stay warm.
- Fishing - Adds fishing, obviously!
You can find out more about these free DLCs on Bethesda's site. Of course, these four Creation Club DLCs will also be part of Anniversary Edition.
Will you be journeying back to Skryim? Give us your best shout in the comments section below.
You got me, Bethesda. I'll play your blasted Skyrim game again.
I guess I'll get it. I've gotten every other version of Skyrim. Even the version on Alexa.
Goddammit, Todd! Another Skyrim Christmas! How can I say no?
I mean I haven’t played it since back in the day so may as well pick up a cheap special edition copy and cop the free upgrade 👌
I've played a lot of Skyrim when it first came out on PC, might be the time to buy it on ps4 too. Are the controls with ds4 as smooth as with keyboard and mouse?
@kingbreww there is no free upgrade so you will have to buy this edition to play it.
Which will last longer, gta v or skyrim?
It's honestly such a shame that instead of making a sequel they've just focused on the same game. We could have had many more adventures over the past 10 years.
Just a shame it really hasn't aged well at all.
I would rather have seen Oblivion get the PS5 treatment as I prefer it over Skyrim.
Maybe one day...
Imagine the 20th Anniversary Edition Skyrim.
The 10th Anniversary Edition will get 4 ... yes 4 more Creation Club creations, while the 20th Anniversary Edition for PS6 and Xbox Power X will get 100+ MORE Creation Club creations.
@LiamCroft I wont.
Just stick with the Special Edition and its 100's of mods....ffaaaarrrr more content than what this is offering
I have some weird desire to play Skyrim again.
But I do not have the time to go back down that rabbit hole.
Where’d you find those PS5 details?? I’ve not been able to locate them anywhere!
Talk about rockstar milking GTA but let's be real it's still not as milked as Skyrim. Trying to squeeze every last penny from playstation players before they fully go
@PhhhCough Haha that's a good question, my money would be on GTA 😁
60FPS & faster load times? That will do me just fine.
If Sony get rid of that stupid mod block I might just get it again ,the ps version is massively inferior with it
Unless reviews indicate an insane amount of great new content, I’m only in for the free PS5 update.
How much is it to upgrade from Special Edition to Anniversary? I mean, it’s never a bad thing to have Skyrim lurking in a console collection. It’s dated a little bit, but it’s still near the zenith of its genre too
@Daleaf my bad. I was referring to the free next gen upgrade not the anniversary edition content
I'll definitely be getting it. Why not, I've only bought it three times now. 😂
Last time I tried to play it on my PS4 pro it ran terribly & was full of bugs
Dammit, time to get Lucan from Riverwood his blasted golden claw back again.
@kingbreww haha fair enough, yea I probably won't be getting this, played it on PS3 and 4. It's a good game but honestly I think I have played it enough just want a new one now.
It was a fun game on the PS3 but such a mess ill pass.
Anyone else play this game till the wheels fell off (meaning until they got completely bored of it) or is that just me?
They will use this as an excuse to push back the elder scrolls 6, people would buy this version so they can wait a while before releasing the next one
This and GTA Trilogy? It's a retro Christmas, lol.
No Starfield on PS5 so Bethesda and Micro$haft can go F themselves and their gimp controller so NO on me buying/ playing any of their games.
PS5 update with faster loading and 60fps? When is that coming out?
Sorry but I'm burn out of fantasy theme games. I would like to see more cyberpunk theme RPG.
@TheRedComet That's how I feel every time I fire it up.
@Hatsune_Miku still waiting for fallout new vegas and fallout 3 to get the remastered treatment, completely abandoned by Bethesda
@meistergeister true facts!
@Flaming_Kaiser i will only play legendary on pc, can't play it on anything else, but at this point with how many hours i've played on various platforms, i've had my fill thanks LOL
@frankmcma 11/11 I assume.
@KippDynamite That's not how it works. At all. They've not put 10 years of full-time development into making Skyrim ports. We haven't got a new TES because they've focused on other IP's.
Aaand.. Skyrim VR gets no love? It would benefit even more from a PS5 update, and for me and probably others as well i wouldn't have even played it at all without that VR part. I tried Oblivion back in the day and concluded i didn't like it, as i'm no big fan of fantasy rpg's most of the time. I gave Skyrim a try because there are almost no big rpg-style games for PSVR, and i must say i'm hooked for close to two years now! It suits me way better than Oblivion because of that northern medieval/viking setting and it's just a blast to traverse all those creepy caverns and dungeons bulking with atmosphere. I find it dissapointing the announced update doesn't seem to take the VR version into account, why exactly is beyond me.. It's hands down the best way to experience it in my book. Again, i couldn't have bothered with the pancake version. Ever. There are more like me, Bethesda. Make it happen!
@ShogunRok What about the pricing? How much is the Anniversary Edition standalone, and what about the PS4 to PS5 upgrade cost?
@huyi yup, much more interested in that then anotger Skyrim. Especially since the ps3 versions of those games ran extremely poor and were never fixed
So let me get this right. A modder puts his/her time and effort into creating content for a game, then Bethesda snatch it up and charge for it. Now they are throwing them into the game and wanting to charge for an Anniversary edition that includes creations that were only made by fans? Or am I missing something here? Also why support Bethesda/Microsoft since they a dissing Sony in the future?
@frankmcma this!! Mods were a cool gimmick to me, what I'm interested in is solid, officially supported 60fps and getting rid of those soul-destroying load times! I presume the PS5 update is out on the 11th too? anyone..?
@Digit2021 that's about the jist of it I'm not supporting Bethesda after the dull disaster that was Fallout 76. Its a bit hypocritical for us to condemning a company for going the exclusive route when the PlayStation has thrived on them for generations now That said, of course, fluff Bethesda and their money making schemes in this case! A free PS5 update is all I'm (very!) interested in though anyway!
Less than a week and still no pricing for the upgrade cost from skyrim SE to 10th ani!! Will they charge £10 or £20
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