Last E3 2016, Bethesda confirmed The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition, which is the remastered version for the current-gen consoles like Playstation 4 and Xbox One. PC players will also receive the Skyrim Remaster in October for free if they own an official copy of the original game and its DLC expansions. This is a great opportunity for those who don?t own the game yet as the Summer Steam Sale 2016 slashed 50 percent off Skyrim?s price in their store.
As seen on the Skyrim Steam page, the game?s price was reduced by 50 percent and now only costs $5. However, you shouldn?t buy the game solo if you want to avail a free copy of the free Skyrim remaster, as it requires you to also buy the three DLC expansions of the game. To save money in the long run, you should opt for the Skyrim Legendary Edition bundle which includes the main game and its three expansions for a cheaper price.
While slightly more expensive than the discounted main game, the Skyrim Legendary Edition is actually part of the Summer Steam Sale?s discounted products. This will be the cheapest price that you can snag the game rather than waiting for the Skyrim remastered release in October. Alternatively, you can opt to buy the three expansions separately if you?ve bought the main game before.
Once you?ve bought the main game and three expansions, you?re already eligible to receive the Skyrim Special Edition in October, as stated on the Special Edition?s Steam page. While waiting for Skyrim Remaster?s release in October, you can play the original Skyrim version to get familiar with the series and to reorient yourself on the controls of this five-year-old game. Bethesda has already confirmed that save files can be carried over to the remaster, so players can enjoy the heavily discounted game now and simply transfer their progress come October.
With its branching paths in its vanilla content and moddable game, fans have infinitely enjoyed Skyrim even before the remaster was confirmed on Bethesda?s E3 show this year. Stay tuned for more Skyrim Remaster news here on TheBitBag.