The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
Developer/publisher Bethesda Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release October 28
In fantastic news for everybody who modded the PC version into a devastating crash-to-desktop hole they could never quite be bothered to climb out of – hypothetically, you understand – Bethesda is revisiting its sprawling 2011 RPG. While it seems unlikely that Bethesda’s official overhaul will meet the standards met by its modding community, at least the thing should be playable this time.
Hopefully, anyway: that the console versions will support PC mods raises concerns about stability. But even without them this will be a giant leap forward on the original release. New lighting, textures and shaders will give a fresh lease of life to a game whose beauty always lay more in its scale and scope than the quality of its assets. The only bad news is that we’re going to have to find another couple of hundred hours in our schedules.