Fallout and Elder Scrolls publisher Bethesda have announced a next-gen edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim during their E3 conference last night. Aptly named the “Special Edition”, this new version includes all downloadable content available and a suite of graphical upgrades including volumetric lighting, screen-space reflections, dynamic depth of field and much more. While words can’t articulate what that means, the video below may.
Also promised for this new version is the introduction of mods on the console version. It most likely will be handled in the same way as Fallout 4 through the Bethesda.net service. PC players aren’t left out in the cold however; if you’re the owner of Skyrim and all post-release content the Special Edition is 100% free to upgrade.
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) June 13, 2016
Skyrim Special Edition launches October 28th of this year for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.