If you own a capable PC, don’t buy Skyrim Remastered If you own a capable PC, don’t buy Skyrim Remastered
If you own a capable PC, don’t buy Skyrim Remastered

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is getting the long-awaited remastered treatment, and will come to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. However, console gamers are frustrated that they’ll have to fork out full price, while PC players who own the original will get the game for free.

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The reason for that is because the Skyrim remastered that we’re getting on console is essentially a new game for new consoles, whereas the PC version is essentially a re-released copy of a game that’s already available to PC gamers.

Bethesda’s Pete Hines explained this on Twitter, saying the game “already exists” on PC.

PC players can simply install high res and graphical texture mods, which would bring their copy of Skyrim up to the graphical quality of what we can expect from the remaster. This means that anyone that already owns either Skyrim with all DLC or the Legendary Edition on PC can download the game for free.

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You can buy the Legendary Edition now for $55US, which is a $5 saving, and start playing the game again and install mods to bring it up to the quality we should expect from the remaster.

Gaetano Prestia Editor in Chief

Gaetano loves Doritos and always orders Mountain Dew with his KFC. He's not sorry. He also likes Call Of Duty, but would much rather play Civ. He hates losing at FIFA, and his pet hate is people who recline their seat on short-haul flights.

  • Leasha

    June 22, 2016 #1 Author

    Interesting indeed, I can why console gamers arent impressed though :/