It’s been ten years since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launched, and it’s been re-released several times in the decade or so since. Next week, yet another version of the seminal Bethesda role-playing game will deploy, this time with the moniker The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition. This will be available as an upgrade for the existing Skyrim Special Edition, or as a brand new game.
So, if you’re starting fresh, the new version will retail for £47.99/$49.99, and there’ll be a physical version on PS4. However, if you already own the aforementioned Skyrim Special Edition, then you’ll only need to shell out £15.99/$19.99 to upgrade to the Skyrim Anniversary Edition. The expanded package comes with a ton of Creation Club content, as detailed through here.
There’ll also be a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade for owners of either the Skyrim Special Edition or Skyrim Anniversary Edition, which will “optimise the game with enhanced graphics, faster loading times, and more”. Unfortunately, your existing Trophy progress will not carry across, so you’re going to need to start from scratch, Dovahkiin.