The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim pops up for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

UPDATE: Bethesda says it was just a bug in its CMS.

Update: Bethesda's Pete Hines has explained that the listing was a bug. "We have been working on the CMS that runs our sites," he said. "A bug caused platforms that don't exist to show up for some games."

As for the email tease? Hines says that's a hoax, too.

Original story: Will The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim be released for the new consoles? A product listing for the game on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 temporarily popped up on Bethesda's website overnight.

OnlySP spotted and captured the information--which was quickly removed--alongside an e-mail tease from the publisher suggesting an announcement on January 12. That's this Sunday, which would traditionally be a peculiar day for a big unveiling.

A version of Skyrim on the new consoles would almost certainly bring the game in line with the PC version, which offers a far smoother, more detailed, and ultimately snappier experience. If such a port is in the works, then hopefully Bethesda could find a way for 360/PS3 users to bring their hulking saves across to their latest machines.

Oh, and the thousands upon thousands of mods.

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Weaponn_X
Weaponn_X

It wouldnt bring it in line with the PC version because it wont support mods, and mods make the graphics even better than what the developers intended.

ariellesdad36
ariellesdad36

They just updated the ps4 version and I played it and it does seem like they fixed a few things, however, at a cost. It looks like the graphical quality went way down. It literally looks like a ps3 game now. I noticed in the lighting, the shine of things going away and the quality of NPC's going way down in quality as well. I guess they had to sacrifice something. Just think, this was only one update, after they fix the framerate lag, the graphic quality will probably look like ps2. Shameful!

tidus_ff
tidus_ff

I hope this is a hoax otherwise it's just a waste of time and resources. I'd rather them focus on Elder Scrolls 6, a genuine ES built for the new generation of consoles, rather than spend a penny on this. I mean... I could understand if the game was a different genre, like a JRPG or linear action adventure game, but the whole point of Skyrim is the user freedom and mods. I've already logged in over 600 hours of upgraded Skyrim via mods.


Just noticed this news is January 2014? :/

Jasper_73
Jasper_73

Still waiting for news on Fallout 4. A re-release of skyrim though... yeah I would buy that, whilst I'm waiting for Fallout 4. 

Edit:This is old news though (January) so probably not going to happen.

DM78
DM78

Just play it on the PC.  Best graphics and smoothest gameplay.  No big deal.  What I'd love to see is Elder Scrolls VI on the new consoles!

zyxahn
zyxahn

Quit screwin' around Bethesda.  I kind of find it hard to believe though that it was nothingat all.  Showing up and an email saying it ???  Come on guys, kneel before Zod !!!

Mindwipe77
Mindwipe77

I'd buy skyim for the xbox one in a heartbeat. I hope it does get re-released before ES 6

Thumbler76
Thumbler76

In my opinion Skyrim would deserve a whole new and enhanced edition, with far better textures than the actual pc ones (I've got Skyrim for pc), more detailed environments, physics and new quests added. Skyrim is a Masterpiece and deserves it, even if it is never going to happen.

Tricked03Hemi
Tricked03Hemi

Mods are for people who suck at gaming, especially multiplayer. Gtfo

FretsOfDeath
FretsOfDeath

Damn right I'd buy it. with over 200 hours of gameplay, it's the one game that makes me regret selling my PS3 in order to get my PS4 a couple months back. and if they could find a way to get your progress to port over...I'd assume through PS Plus uploads, well, that would just be the bees knees. 

Duke_51
Duke_51

Why is this article from january suddenly on the front page..

Metalnoid
Metalnoid

SHUT UP and TAKE MY MONEY!!       FUS-RO-DAH

AlexFili
AlexFili

If Bethesda want tons of extra money they will release the game on Wii U, Xbox One and PS4. Otherwise they clearly aren't in it for the money...

billlabowski
billlabowski

I did enjoy the "we're going to get mod support" comments lol.

chechak7
chechak7

i played skyrim on ultra on 11/11/13 now PS4/XBOX one users can play it on " a far smoother, more detailed, and ultimately snappier experience."

with all my respect to consoles users thank's god iam PC user .

deadpen
deadpen

Good now get to making Fall Out 4 and Elder Scrolls VI so we can for get all about vegas and snow, OH MY GOD THERE WAS SOOOOOOOO MUCH SNOW!

tightwad34
tightwad34

LOL. Bethesda and bugs go hand in hand.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

wouldnt have minded picking this up as a budget title with all the dlc included. tis a shame

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

Now even bugs get into Bethesda's website. :|

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

Would rather a new Fallout game honestly.

Fartman7998
Fartman7998

I used to hate the concept of mods until I used the "Lost Content" mod for KOTOR 2.  Now I love mods, all hail mods forever

king_wrecked
king_wrecked

if someone were to find a delusional way to justify getting skyrim for ps4 after having suffered through the debacle upon debacle of the game's ps3 release since 11/11/11, what would this game cost us?  $.40?  (to cover the actual cost of the physical disk itself)

ecter1216
ecter1216

Mods are great, simple as that. No developer is perfect or made of infinite money and time! So what do they do? They try their best with the funds and time they have to make as perfect game as can be. But its never perfect. They understand that and they leave it up to the people who have the spare time and skills to make mods for those that can't .Mods add to the games.

I am a console gamer btw. I prefer consoles. But I don’t hate PC's I have a high power one for games that I know will be better on the PC . And yes I use a 360 Controller for everything on the computer. Why? Cause it’s how I like it...simple as that. But to try and say mods are bad is completely false. I enjoyed playing Skyrim again on the computer with the advances Class skills and spells, also including the increased difficulty.

I will agree that some mods are just for fun. Looking like Iron Man is one of them. You download it cause you want your character to look like that. If you dont...guess what...you don't have to. Thats the greatness about mods. You can do what you want with it. If you just want a old game to look amazing. Then just download the graphic mods. 

But to sit here and tell me that mods ruin any games is just preposterous. There must be some other motive behind your hate...maybe you cant figure out how to apply mods or have a computer strong enough. Thats no reason to hate. But on the other hand..PC gamers...if they want to just play the console skyrim, so what? It doesn't make it an inferior product at all.

grove12345
grove12345

Skyrim is one of the few games that I can would definitely say its better on PC. The best thing of the game is the mods. No matter how detailed  the next gen can look, you are only getting about half of what the game offers

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Hmmm just got a ESO beta key, dunno if i can be bothered though, too many games to play to even consider betas ^_^

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

Unless Bethesda was going to implement community mods in the ports, they really wouldn't be worth the effort. Vanilla Skyrim is ugly, even on PC. I didn't figure they'd do a port this late, anyhow.

thegroovenic
thegroovenic

@tidus_ff


lol...all they have to do is just port the PC version over, complete with Texture packs and mods. Not hard at all.

thegroovenic
thegroovenic

@DM78


Best graphics....after downloading texture packs and mods lol.

thegroovenic
thegroovenic

@Duke_51


looking for that fine click bait. Users are starting to catch on to the paid reviews and are leaving in doves.

Keitha313
Keitha313

@chechak7 Thank god I can play on something that has slightly better graphics and has the exact same gameplay oh god I don't know what I'd do without it lmao.

Thank god I'm a console gamer otherwise I'd still be waiting on Red Dead Redemption releasing ooo wait... :L

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@deadpeni hate snow too i live in canada and see more then enough in real life

deadpen
deadpen

@TheExxorcist I would have fought you on that if oblivion was the last elder scrolls out right now, but since the white/bland world of skyrim has burnt my eyes I would gladly welcome some grey/green visuals. 

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@YearoftheSnake5  Even if they would include the mod the guy made who got hired by Bungie which was 2/3 the size of the existing game it would help, but no way they would without charging for it as DLC after buying the right to use it from the maker, that's the only way.

I'm fine with my modded PC version that still offers me new experiences two years later thanks to the mod community.

Thumbler76
Thumbler76

@emadwolf10 yep. It would be great if there was some new about that. I haven't read any recent news about Bethesda and the Elder Scrolls VI. I wonder if they have already begun to develope it.

thegroovenic
thegroovenic

@Keitha313 @chechak7

Thanks for beta testing GTA 5 for us lololololol.

you'll get heist....MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.


lololol. 

Nah, you'll get heist.....the same day it comes out for PC anyway =-)

deadpen
deadpen

@suppaphly42 @deadpen Oh man, I live in Va so I only have to deal with it from a few months so I feel pretty lucky compared to you. Another thing I get sick of is mountains it seems skyrim was snow and mountains with some mountains on mountains with extra snow.

Kunakai
Kunakai

@Thumbler76 @emadwolf10 I very much doubt they'll get started on anything more than concepts until they've got Fallout 4 out of the door, Bethesda GS usually keep themselves focussed on one project at a time as far as I'm aware.