A new trailer for Skyblivion--essentially an attempt to remake the entirety of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion using the technology that powers its sequel, Skyrim--has been released, providing us with a new look at the progress that's been made on the impressive fan project.
The trailer, entitled "The First Dawn," focuses on perhaps the most memorable part of Oblivion--namely, the prison escape and subsequent journey into the outdoors that represents the earliest chunk of the 2006 RPG. It provides a look at the enhanced visuals made possible by using the Skyrim engine.
Skyblivion has been in the works for well over a year now courtesy of the TESRenewal community, which is also responsible for Skywind, a similar project that involves Morrowind and Skyrim's technology.
Version 0.1 of Skyblivion was released in March 2013, and according to an FAQ accompanying the new trailer, it now stands at version 0.2. Unfortunately, development is not yet far along enough for anything playable to be released to the public. As this is a project spearheaded by volunteers, there's no timetable for when it will be completed, but capable fans are encouraged to get involved with its development on TESRenewal's forums.
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