We didn’t think it was possible, but if there’s a will there’s a way. Bethesda’s 2011 Open-World adventure will, yet again, find new life on another console generation. Tweeted just earlier today, Bethesda announced Skyrim Anniversary Edition during QuakeCon at Home 2021. Interestingly enough, this will coincide with Skyrim’s 10 year anniversary. This may seem like a long time, but then again with constant updates and rereleases, Skyrim has managed to hang around.
Skyrim Anniversary Edition Details
The Anniversary Edition includes the full game, all enhancements from the Special Edition, and the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn DLC’s. Skyrim’s latest edition will release on November 11th, 2021 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Now, we also know Anniversary Edition will include some incentives. The game includes over 500 creation club elements, consisting of new quests, weapons, bosses, etc. Also, a fishing mini-game is being touted as a major addition. Other than that, there doesn’t seem to be too much added by way of major content.
Also worth note, you can upgrade Special Edition to the Anniversary but it will come at a cost.
In terms of just how many times Skyrim has released, here’s an idea.
In 2011, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. The legendary edition followed 2 years later which included all DLC. In the same year, Elder Scrolls anthology was released and in 2016, Special Edition released. Not long after, Special Edition came to the Nintendo Switch, closely followed by a release on PlayStation VR.
We were due another Skyrim release, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.