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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Not Free on Xbox One/PS4 Platform

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The song may go ?the best things in life are free?, but fans of Bethesda?s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim certainly aren?t feeling the same. According to Attack of the Fanboy, what could be a hyped up celebration of the arrival of Skyrim to the consoles turned to a rather disappointing celebration after Bethesda?s Pete Hines said it will not be free. It sure was disappointing news, but at least only for console users. PC owners apparently get it for free.

When fans inquired as to why Bethesda allowed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to be free on the PC platform and not on the Xbox One and PS4 consoles, Hines made it clear that PC owners who previously had the original version of the game will be the only ones getting it for free. In his statement, he said ?We?re making a game available for Xbox One and PS4. It already exists on PC, with high res textures.? The reason it?s not free on the consoles is because it?s basically transferring to a new console with better systems and that appropriate revisions were also made.

So, for those console owners who wish to have a copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, they still need to purchase the game for $60, a much more expensive price than it ?had since it hit the market. The Eurogamer, on the other hand, ?revealed some of the prominent developments on the game. In order to ease the tension around the game not being free, gamers might consider looking for the following:


  • Improved visuals, including remastered, higher resolution art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field and more
  • In-game mod support
  • All post-release DLC – Dragonborn, Hearthfire and Dawnguard – included


Skyrim Remastered also includes three DLCs in the special edition: Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn. Dawnguard is about players having the choice whether to be a vampire or hunters of a vampire. Hearthfire, on the other hand, tests the player?s ability to build his own home. Meanwhile, Dragonborn allows players to train dragons. Also, Dragonborn brings in new quests, enemies and weapons within the game.

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