QuakeCon 2021 is occurring now and the annual showcase kicked off with a pleasing Quake remaster announcement and a plethora of intriguing panels to eavesdrop on. It additionally got here with the affirmation that Skyrim is re-releasing once more for the billionth time, simply in case anybody forgot it existed.
For a fast timeline, Skyrim, the fifth entry within the beloved Elder Scrolls franchise, first launched again on November 11, 2011, and immediately turned an enormous hit. A lot in order that Bethesda re-released it. After which launched it once more. After which once more. The studio even launched it on Alexa, the AI robotic of our goals, as a joke response to all the memes about how a lot love Skyrim will get. Quick ahead to 2021. The place — you guessed it — Skyrim is coming again once more, this time with next-gen upgrades for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X. Oh, and fishing. Skyrim is lastly getting fishing.
As a result of that is known as the Anniversary Version, the newest re-release will likely be dropping on November 11 later this yr, ten years post-launch.
As a lot as I am joking about Skyrim’s newest launch, it is easy to see why Bethesda retains doing this. For starters, it is a money cow. Whereas Morrowind continues to be my favourite within the Elder Scrolls franchise, Skyrim was an prompt cult traditional. Gamers liked turning into Dragonborn and Bethesda liked giving that have over and over. Pair that with Skyrim being one of many largest properties to the modding group, and it is easy to see why the group for that is alive and nicely. With the sixth Elder Scrolls sport coming down the pipeline, that is an fascinating method for newcomers to dive in for the primary time, and for others to justify their backlog for one more playthrough.
Sure, that was a self-dunk, thanks.
For these in search of what else Bethesda has in retailer, it’s also possible to try the full QuakeCon schedule here to be taught what different panels and divulges are on the best way.