It’s totally possible to play Skyrim with a potato controller

It turns out that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is totally playable with a potato, as a new video proves.

Launched back in 2011, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has become a yardstick for engrossing open world RPGs – something all subsequent efforts in the genre have been measured up against.

There was always the nagging sense that something was missing from Bethesda’s epic masterpiece, though. Something vaguely vegetable-shaped.

Now all has become clear, courtesy of a gamer who goes by the name of Robotater (via ShortList). A video has hit YouTube showing Robotater playing Skyrim through a tangle of wires and potato slices.

Want to know how this was achieved? Of course you do. Just head on over to Robotater’s Steam Community page for a walkthrough.

All you need is a Makey Makey kit, a potato (other fruits and vegetables are available), a knife, some wire, some duct tape, and the will to play through several hundreds of hours of unforgiving RPG action using food.

Got all that? Then go right ahead.

Related: Bethesda E3 press conference round-up
Bethesda had plenty of non-food-related announcements to make at its recent E3 press conference, including Dishonored 2, VR versions of Doom and Fallout 4, and a relaunch of Prey.

The company also revealed an overhauled Skyrim Special Edition, but you’ll have to settle for controlling it with a boring old PS4 or Xbox One control pad.