The Elder Scrolls Anthology revealed

New $80 PC-only bundle includes every Elder Scrolls game ever released; launching September 10.

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Today during QuakeCon, Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls Anthology, an $80 PC-only bundle that includes all five Elder Scrolls titles and downloadable content.

This includes The Elder Scrolls: Arena, The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Downloadable content for Morrowind (Tribunal, Bloodmoon), Oblivion (Knights of the Nine, Shivering Isles), and Skyrim (Dawnguard, Hearthfire, Dragonborn) will also be included in the Anthology.

The Elder Scrolls Anthology also packs in five physical maps depicting Tamriel, Iliac Bay, Morrowind, Cyrodiil, and Skyrim.

Discussion

430 comments
RGN07
RGN07

i assume they'll all run on win 7/8?

Kriskras99
Kriskras99

Does Oblivion includes The Thieves Den and the other DLC or only Shivering Isles and Knights of the Nine?

Napalm_354
Napalm_354

I have only one question: did they fix the Daggerfall's bugs? Or are they intending it to be a "pure" experience? lol

4love10
4love10

wow nice way to milk out the cow Bethesda,i always new you were greedy but this is a new level

rnarchlord
rnarchlord

Did a little research and found that Arena and Daggerfall will ship within a DOS emulator and the other games should run under compatibility mode for XP/7 if you have Windows 8.

rnarchlord
rnarchlord

The only question I have is whether the older games have been updated to run on modern computers.  I have the original versions of all these games but using DOSBOX to run an older game is like dumbing down my system just for some nostalgia.

Papajack55
Papajack55

I've been updated many times and I have looked closely and never seen any kind of a lip-synching problem as wadeduck58 explained about his situation. Sorry wade, I just don't see it. My version of Skyrim is 1.9 and I don't see it. I've played all of Bethesda's games and the only one I got strung out over was Fallout 3 before they put in the fix for the computer crashes.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I already have Morrowind Goty Edition and I think I'd rather pick up the Legendary Edition of Skyrim than Oblivion, so I'm not very tempted by this. Arena and Daggerfall are praised, but I don't know if I'd like playing such old games. Around 1996-97 graphically (Diablo, Dark Forces II) is my limit before I consider games too pixelly, because I started playing PC games around that time.

Owee_
Owee_

An instant buy for me - even if only for sentimental/collectors reasons !

JRBCrazy
JRBCrazy

PC only??? Uggghhhhh.... I don't touch that ****.

Grayzer
Grayzer

The size of the game world was and still is astounding!  And the ambient dungeon noises (or night time noises in Daggerfall) holy turd used to give me the creeps.

Haeravon
Haeravon

If there's no Steam involved in this, I'm totally buying it.

Jurobi
Jurobi

It would be a good deal if Bethesda has finally fixed all the bugs in Arena and Daggerfall.  Also if it removed the requirement for Steam from Skyrim

Warhawk613
Warhawk613

This is a hard pick.  This or Kingdom Hearts HD?  

rexxy963
rexxy963

Not worth buying if you all ready have skyrim Because Arena and daggerfall ore both freeware now and as long as you know how to use dosbox they are free and then morrowind goes on sale at least 5 times a year on steam for as low as 6 bucks at some times and then oblivion goes on sale for like 8 bucks so why pay 80 when you get them all for under 20 as long as you have skyrim

RossRichard
RossRichard

Already have all of this myself, but still an awesome deal. That is a lot of great gaming for $80.

Sw1tched
Sw1tched

If they would make a adventure rpg like skyrim/oblivion and let me play with a friend with drop in drop out ability (say 4 people max), i would pay $100 for the game. To be able to adventure in the vast free roaming world hunting and gathering, would be the best game i could imagine.


I love single player so don't bitch about "This should only be single player" ... it can be both, just don't let anyone play with you

Mercgamer74
Mercgamer74

Damn if I was more of a PC gamer I would buy this collection.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

I own all the games but shall buy this. Like this is a ridiculous deal for those of us still holding out on Skyrim, and for good reason. Sold.

gameking5000
gameking5000

I think the only people who will buy this are a Elder Scrolls tragics who've played all games. The game mechanics and graphics are so different from each game that it will be off putting especially to anyone who has only played Skyrim. 

twaitsfan
twaitsfan

What about Redguard?  That's a great game that is always forgotten in the Elder Scrolls pantheon just because it's not a straight RPG per se.

wadeduck58
wadeduck58

@Hurvl

Sorry Friends, but unless Bethesda restores Skyrim, I can never trust them again to buy any product of theirs...

It is scummy when any developer ruins a game in order to sell the next project they are working on!

For all intensive purposes, "Oblivion" is now the last working product from Bethesda…(Developers ruined Skyrim with their latest "Legendary Patch" that gave it a game ruining "Horrendous Lip Sync Bug", along with many others)...

 It is virtually ruined & unplayable now and "They Have No Intentions Of Fixing It !"

They are knowingly selling you a broken & worthless product now, because they think you are too stupid to see them for who they are!

I tell you all: Boycott all Bethesda products, as they are intentionally boycotting “honoring & supporting” their faithful customers... "You"!

(Concerned Town Crier steps down off soapbox for now, bows deeply, and waves goodbye to Bethesda... )

Hurvl
Hurvl

@JRBCrazyNo PC version??? Uggghhhhh.... I don't touch that ****.

wadeduck58
wadeduck58

@rexxy963

Sorry Friends, but unless Bethesda restores Skyrim, I can never trust them again to buy any product of theirs...

It is scummy when any developer ruins a game in order to sell the next project they are working on!

For all intensive purposes, "Oblivion" is now the last working product from Bethesda…(Developers ruined Skyrim with their latest "Legendary Patch" that gave it a game ruining "Horrendous Lip Sync Bug", along with many others)...

 It is virtually ruined & unplayable now and "They Have No Intentions Of Fixing It !"

They are knowingly selling you a broken & worthless product now, because they think you are too stupid to see them for who they are!

I tell you all: Boycott all Bethesda products, as they are intentionally boycotting “honoring & supporting” their faithful customers... "You"!

(Concerned Town Crier steps down off soapbox for now, bows deeply, and waves goodbye to Bethesda... )

chronocommander
chronocommander

@rexxy963 I agree that for the games only the price is insanely excessive especially considering that 2 of these games are freeware as you said. The retail set and extras are probably what are being used to drive up the sticker price though. This is essentially a collector's item that will end up on ebay for several times the original price in a few years though so if anyone's interested in a long term investment, buy this, do not remove the shrink-wrap and sell it after a few years (with the actual games bought on digital sales).

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

@rexxy963 Financially, I do agree with you but from a collectors perpective its an awsome deal. Specially because of the art book.

chronocommander
chronocommander

@RoyialNetwork Elder scrolls 2 and arena are freeware and the other games in this collection frequently go on sale for very deep discounts. Skyrim will soon join the sales bandwagon too, so if you want the games themselves you can buy this entire set for under $20 (and when Skyrim starts going on sale slightly more). Not as great a deal as it sounds.

clone11
clone11

@Sw1tched That is what Zenimax is supposedly going for with TES:O.


Keep the multiplayer out of the main series though, it's a waste of development time that could be better spent making the single player aspect as good as it can possibly be. It's not like they can just press a button and suddenly there is co-op. They either tack it on and it's sucks or they build the entire game with it in mind and the game suffers for it.


Besides, could you imagine how glitchy it would be? 

twaitsfan
twaitsfan

@Sw1tched Sacred 2 had that functionality;  it's a feature I look for a lot as well, but unfortunately it's tough to find.  Borderlands 2 had that as well.  But neither of those are Skyrim.

Gh05t_
Gh05t_

@Mercgamer74 This could be your entry. While you may need a high end pc to play Skyrim you should be okay playing the rest on a decent machine.

Eraldus
Eraldus

@gameking5000 Those people that you're mentioning are the CANCER of gamming these days...

"OMG game is suck becuase I can't use my brain to learn how to play it!"

People like that are the reason why there are so many hand-holding games nowadays...

The 90's were the times when gamming was GOLD...

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@gameking5000 Yea those are called noobs. No one really gives a fuck about them. Betheda does because it's money but really not.

Mercgamer74
Mercgamer74

@uklegendkiller Let her have a go with the games. The secret reason she is going to hate this is because you probably hog the computer and she wants a turn.


Kunasha
Kunasha

@wadeduck58 @Hurvl  I'm actually gonna go ahead and like this comment. The amount of bug fix mods needed to get the PC version running is staggering. Whenever I introduce a friend  to Skyrim, I have to spend 2-3 hours sitting down with him introducing Wrye Bash and how to install the unofficial patches, ENB, SKSE, and memory leak fixes.


If I don't do this, the game will tend to crash randomly, there's the infamous lip syncing bug, the game runs poorly on AMD systems and a whole host of other ridiculous issues that weren't there in 1.8.


THe reason why 1.9 is so broken is actually because of a fix they did to the PS3 version and then accidentally applied it to the PC version, so now the PC version can't always figure out how to allocate more than 512MB of memory for the engine, so what happens when too many enemies spawn or you've played for too long is the game will just crash. They also messed up the Open Cities mod for almost a year. The fact that they decided not to patch this serious bug and just called the patch "final" even though the final patch made the game more glitchy than it was previously was a really scummy move.

Slayer_Z
Slayer_Z

You mean for all intents and purposes..


Hurvl
Hurvl

@wadeduck58 @Hurvl But that's what mods are for! They'll fix whatever the devs don't/won't fix. I don't see lip syncing as that big of a deal, because I usually just read the subtitles, but that's me. Unless you've made Steam automatically download all updates you can still avoid it, though you shouldn't have to take such precautions.

I'll get Skyrim some day and I know I'll enjoy it, but if something bugs me I'll search for some mods to fix it. I've done so many times before with other games.

Eraldus
Eraldus

@Tripwolf @Haeravon FIY, you can play any gam on steam being off-line... get your facts straight before bashing something

teh_pwnager
teh_pwnager

@chronocommander @RoyialNetwork It is a collector's edition. I as a collector prefer this over having 2 digital craps in my PC and the rest separately as a blank standard edition. It's not about the money, all this is to appeal to collectors or people that don't have time or do not want to find em all piece by piece. It's like a treasure chest like....ah nvm you won't understand try not to think in the materialistic trend of these days and you'll get it.

teh_pwnager
teh_pwnager

@chronocommander Well said in this case. I did not see your earlier comment, in which case I salute you and my bad for misunderstanding. Good day to you sir!

chronocommander
chronocommander

@teh_pwnager @chronocommander @RoyialNetwork You misunderstand, I have already acknowledged the value to a collector wanting the retail extras in an earlier comment (which understandably you may have missed as a result of the flood of comments on this article). My issue is with people going "hey this is a great deal!" in what seems to be a lack of awareness of the already available deals on the market. It isn't about materialism, it's about preventing someone not interested in the physical extras from getting price gouged just before the goods loose their value, which is going to happen soon since Skyrim is about to enter bargain bin prices if the trend with earlier Elder Scrolls entries are concerned.