The Skyrim Remaster or the ?The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition?, will be available on October 28. However, there are a few details you should think about before recommending this game to friends or buying it yourself. Here are three things to remember before buying the Skyrim remaster.
Remaster, not Remake
The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim Special Edition is a ?Remaster?, not a ?Remake?. Remasters have the same content as their original game and will only have improved graphics and performance. Meanwhile, a remake is a game made from the ground up to re-emulate its original game with better graphics and a chance of unique content in that version. So far, Bethesda hasn?t promised adding any new DLCs to the upcoming Skyrim Remaster and they?re busy on developing Quake Champions at the moment to let the Elder Scrolls series get the spotlight again.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 16, 2016
If you have your Skyrim files back in your PS3 and Xbox 360, you can?t continue them in the upcoming remaster on consoles. You can?t transfer your save files from previous gen consoles as confirmed by Bethesda?s Pete Hines in a tweet. However, PC players support the Save Transfer feature according to a tweet from Hines. If you aren?t ready for a fresh start or won?t leave your old character alone, you can opt to avoid buying the remaster.
Chatting w Todd just now, able to confirm on Skyrim SE for PC:
Saves should transfer
Separate creation kit to upload mods to Bnet
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 15, 2016
Consoles having the mod advantage over the PC
Mods will arrive on the console Skyrim remaster, but it?ll be limited to those not altering the game?s code. Due to this, some fun mods on the PC may never come to the game?s console version due to this limitation. Despite reinvigorating the game experience by using game mods to change everything in Skyrim, some PC mods may cause your game to crash. Since console players have Bethesda?s own mod catalogue that?s filled with both official and player-made mods, they?re safe to use as they?ve been moderated and tested by the developers themselves if they?re compatible with the console game?s build.
Adding up to the PC advantage, the Steam Summer Sale lets players avail of the upcoming free Skyrim Special Edition at a discounted price. Console players will have to wait for the release on October if they want to play Skyrim Remaster. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition will be released internationally on October 28.