The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversar­y Edition

Anniversar­y Edition heads to PS5


Ten years on from first taking the world – and eventually almost all of its devices – by storm, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is being rereleased yet again. Having debuted on 11 November 2011, Skyrim will celebrate its tenth birthday by coming to PS5 as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversar­y Edition.

This rerelease bundles together the Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire expansions along with the improved base game seen in 2016’s PS4 Special Edition. On top of that, the Anniversar­y Edition also includes 500 pieces of new Creation Club content. If you’re not in the know, Creation Club is essentiall­y a curated selection of community- and Bethesda-made mods. They include quests, spells, bosses, and much more.


Hardcore RPG fans may also be pleased to hear that this edition introduces a proper fishing mechanic. We suspect many players will relish the chance to finally get their pole out in Skyrim – their fishing pole, that is, as the sport is one of the new additions to what was already a massive, meaty game. At long last, gone are the days of wading through water and attempting to catch fish with the Dovahkiin’s bare hands. Innuendos aside, if you already own 2016’s DLC-packed Special Edition, released for the game’s fifth birthday, you’ll be able to upgrade to the

Anniversar­y Edition for an as-yetunannou­nced price. While Anniversar­y Edition will be released for both PS4 and PS5, you won’t need to buy it to play Skyrim on your new-gen console. If you’re not fussed about Anniversar­y Edition’s bells and whistles, you’ll be able to play Skyrim on PS5 thanks to a free upgrade to be released at the same time.

With Bethesda having jumped ship for Xbox, it looks increasing­ly unlikely that The Elder Scrolls VI will hit PlayStatio­n shores, so this could be a final hurrah for the fantasy RPG on the system.

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