God They’re Porting Skyrim Again

A new Anniversary Edition will release on the game's 10th anniversary.

The year is 2030. Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has successfully been ported to the human brain. Doctors describe this as a milestone in medical engineering but also the guy who now has it running in his brain feels like he might actually finish the game now. On Reddit, people are openly wondering how to mod it and if that counts as gaslighting.

That’s in nine years, though. For now, you’re going to have to take the Skyrim Anniversary Edition announced at Quakecon today. As part of the ten-year anniversary, the newest version of the lauded RPG wraps up “500+ creation club elements” — otherwise known as mods — into the release to make for an overall better and more complete package. People who own the Special Edition of Skyrim get a free upgrade to next-gen, but not any of the other Anniversary Edition upgrades. That’ll cost you money.

Also, inexplicably, Skyrim Anniversary Edition adds actual fishing for the first time, uh, o-fish-ally. You had fishing rods before, but you could only noodle rather than use the fishing rod to, like, fish.

The new Anniversary Edition releases on the ten-year anniversary of Skyrim, so November 11, 2021. Better enjoy it because it’s probably the only single-player The Elder Scrolls content you’re getting for many years.