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Skyrim already ported to Xbox One, but you might not get to play it

Sam Loveridge



Bethesda admits that it has already ported Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to the Xbox One, but you might never get to play it.

The immensely popular RPG, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is already up and running on new-gen consoles, but sadly that doesn't mean a release is on the cards.

That's because part of the Fallout 4 development period used to port Skyrim to Xbox One, in an effort to get the team familiar with Microsoft's latest console.

"The first thing we did was port Skyrim to Xbox One," said Bethesda's studio head Todd Howard to Game Informer.

However, he quickly added: "Don't get your hopes up yet".

Howard suggested that there's no intention of launching a remastered release of the game for Xbox One and PS4 at this stage, but there's always hope in that "yet".

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Howard added that Fallout 4 development actually started before Skyrim was officially complete, because Sony and Microsoft gave the studio advanced notice of their new hardware.

However, Bethesda decided against rushing the game to make it a launch title for the latest generation of consoles.

Fallout 4 is due to launch on November 10 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Lisa O Brien

November 4, 2015, 2:11 pm

Are they talking about a remaster or backward compatibility here because I thought Bethesda were already on board for BC

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