Bethesda has announced that Skyrim will be re-released in November to commemorate the game’s tenth anniversary. The re-release will include additional content, including fishing, for last-gen and current-gen consoles, as well as PC. It should come as no surprise that Bethesda is prolonging Skyrim’s life, but at least this rerelease includes fresh content.
Following a notorious Bethesda practice of rereleasing the open-world RPG several times on different systems, players will soon be able to relive the classic beginning of Skyrim on the latest consoles. Because Skyrim is such a well-known RPG, it’s no wonder that Bethesda is celebrating the game’s tenth anniversary with a big push. The game was groundbreaking at the time of its release in 2011, and many people wondered how Bethesda could surpass it.
When The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Anniversary Edition is released on November 11, 2021, fans will be able to relive the exploits of the Dragonborn. Because The Elder Scrolls VI is still a long way off, this should hopefully keep some fans entertained.
At QuakeCon, Bethesda revealed the game and stated that it would feature a “free next-gen upgrade” for people who currently own it. Along with approximately 500 creative club pieces, this updated edition will include a fishing mechanism and several new missions. Bethesda hasn’t revealed any additional information, such as any potential technical improvements, but die-hard RPG fans will be on the lookout.
Skyrim: Anniversary Edition is positioned as a Christmas game, with a November release date. Ironically, Bethesda will be competing against Grand Theft Auto V, a remake of the franchise’s fifth core game. The open-world criminal game from Rockstar will be released the day following the re-release of Skyrim. GTA V and Skyrim are both considered classic games that many people adore, so it’ll be fascinating to see how they stack up against one other.
Similarly, fans of both games are still waiting for information about sequels. Both Grand Theft Auto VI and The Elder Scrolls VI seem to be many years away, so these new re-releases for both titles will have to suffice for now. At the very least, both games appear to be getting noteworthy upgrades, so fans have something to chew on while they wait for the next entries in these beloved franchises.