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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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.

EdAl2112
EdAl2112

Even their websites have bugs. But that's okay, fanboy sheep will give them a free pass as always.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Bethesda's excuse is a bug? No way! There absolutely has to be another reason than that. When I think of Bethesda I certainly don't think about buggy messes that are supposed to be games. No, not at all. Something shady is going on that Bethesda doesn't want us to know about.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Only an idiot would buy Skyrim for a console.  The PC version is the only acceptable version because it can be heavily modded to be made playable.

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.

hadlee73
hadlee73

@Thanatos2k I agree with this except for calling people idiots. Throwing out an insult to get a point across is unnecessary flame bait. But yes, the PC version is far superior even as vanilla, and the mods just make it superlative.

COMICBUFF1
COMICBUFF1

@Thanatos2k I have nothing against PC i actually want one but i believe modding is the stupidest thing. I hate modds, codes and hacks and people that think thats real gaming no its retarded. Nothing against you thanatos2k just my personal opinion. If you cant like a game for what its without anything added why game.

Navardo95
Navardo95

@Thanatos2k You do realize the number of XBOX 360/PS3 players are more than 3 times the number of PC gamers?

blackace
blackace

@Thanatos2klmao!! no. More people play in on game consoles then on PC. There's obviously many reasons for that. Has nothing to do with mods of better looking graphics.

StarsiderSajun
StarsiderSajun

Only an idiot would assume that every gamer cares about modding the mess out of a game. Skyrim is more than playable on a console, and in fact I and everyone I know prefers it on a console.

Consider how stupid you sound before you inevitably post something stupid again.

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.

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@COMICBUFF1 What the hell are you talking about, if you enjoy a game but can improve it why not, do you not own a PC so mods suck because you can't get them, how are mods bad give me one reason.

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@StarsiderSajun He's not assuming anything, the game was a mess on consoles and PC but at least the PC players got mods and things like HD texture packs. The fact is Skyrim was too big a game to do properly on 360 and PS3, they did their best but I have played all three versions and I can say the PC version is way better in every aspect.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@StarsiderSajunThe game is a buggy nearly unplayable mess without mods. (ESPECIALLY the UI)  If you find that "preferable" then you're ignorant, plain and simple.  Just admit you haven't played it properly on PC.

Pikdum
Pikdum

@COMICBUFF1@mkeezay22There are plenty of mods that are completely lore friendly and add so much more experience and content to the game. The "Iron Man type of mods" are just for giggles. You should go to Skyrim Nexus if you want to see the "serious" mods that people love.

Def-Trex
Def-Trex

@COMICBUFF1@mkeezay22The graphic mods make a huge difference man.It's like a next gen version compared to an outdated last gen version, seriously it's a staggering difference.

COMICBUFF1
COMICBUFF1

@mkeezay22 @COMICBUFF1 Just because i dont own a pc doesnt mean i dont know any pc gamers or does it mean im clueless about mods. Like skyrim i dont see how modding a character to look like iron man is cool.And most of the mods are just so outlandish they ruin the main just of the game. I mean if your bored and beat it 100% ok just to get some laughs or mess around thats not bad. Its just alot a people sweat mods more than they give cred to original program. And as I said its my opinion if you felt shity over an opinion than why are you on a site where everyone adds their opinions. 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@Hillsy_@mkeezay22You're enormously arrogant to suggest that people who are not the developers of a game can't improve a game.


Did you know Counterstrike was a mod?  That Dota was a mod?  Now they're basically institutions of gaming.

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

@mkeezay22 - They can alter the way the game was meant to be played.  The original programmers ideas.  Though, I am not saying all mods are bad, some are good.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@Navardo95I don't bash consoles 24/7, only when they deserve it.  Here they do.  The PC version is the best version of Skyrim. Fact.


Pretending this is not the case = ignorant.  Also fact.  Live with it.

Navardo95
Navardo95

@mkeezay22 @Navardo95 @Thanatos2k And yeah about that Mr. Popular part...fucking lol mate but I do have a pretty girl in life that loves me tho ;)

Navardo95
Navardo95

@mkeezay22 @Navardo95 @Thanatos2k Read the comment again scum...I do not label all PC gamers as loners? I'm sorry but that is completely wrong...I definitely do not label all PC gamers as loners but the ones who repeatedly bash consoles 24/7 and go on singing "master race" and look down at people as human beings because they don't own a PC are actually sadistic losers to be frank....unlike most of the PC elitist losers I do not trash someone for their platform of choice and in fact my best friend is a PC gamer and NOT a filthy trash PC elitist scum like you and some of the loners here.

Playing on PC doesn't make you a loser...the same thing would apply for console gamers...and if a console gamer goes on repeatedly bashing another console for fanboi reasons,whatever I said to Tharantos,the same would apply for them as well.

And hahaha ignorant am I? Oh the chocolate flavored irony....by the way I grew up playing on  my PC(mostly PS3 now) and still play on PC from time to time at my friend's home just in case you were wondering and yeah like monkeypukefight said an apology would be welcomed but...thats okay...you're comment proves you're just another narrow minded and an ignorant elitist scum..and I'm not going to try to change that...after all...the ignorance in a fanboy...never dies.

monkeypukefight
monkeypukefight

@mkeezay22 @Navardo95 @Thanatos2k did you read what he was commenting on?? 'cuz imo you're a bit wrong here. he was just replying on a comment made by an idiotic pc eletist... he went on a rant to show how idiotic thanatos' comments were, not to insult him for playing on a pc. your ''reading between the lines skills'' need some polishing buddy... maybe an apology is in order, hmm? 

Navardo95
Navardo95

@Thanatos2k @Navardo95 Oh,sadistic,egocentric PC loners such as you never fail to amuse me :))))))

Please tell me more about how everyone who doesn't own a PC is automatically inferior to you...because obviously a gaming machine defines a human being as that is the most important thing in life isn't it?.

You're definitely right! Having a social life,other hobbies,masters in something like mechanical engineering is only for sore dumb losers..all these doesn't matter because if one doesn't have a PC hes automatically dumb no matter the 1000+ things he has done that he should be proud of.

You're so intelligent...Einstein,Tesla,Newton,Faraday wishes they were as intelligent as you but hey don't bother...they're dead and even if they were alive they would never reach your enormously high level of intelligence because they aren't a fan of PC gaming!! Such intelligence! Wow!

monkeypukefight
monkeypukefight

@mkeezay22 @StarsiderSajun fully agree with you, but he was just saying the base game (after all the updates and patches) played just fine on consoles...i had the ps3 version, so i know how buggy it was. but i endured and ultimatly enjoyed myself in skyrim. even the dlc debacle didn't really bother me much...

but... if i had a kickass pc, i would play it on that. with mods and everything.

oblivion is still my favorite btw.

oh and o.t. i would buy this if they were to release it on ps4 in a heartbeat. oblivion too. (provided the dlc's were included)

Def-Trex
Def-Trex

@Dasim64@Thanatos2k@StarsiderSajunBelieve me there is a huge difference.After playing the PC version I can nmot go back to the 360 version.Not only for the mods but the loading times do not exist on the Pc version.Yeah you know that screen you have to wait through every time you go in a door? not in the PC version.

Dasim64
Dasim64

@Thanatos2k @StarsiderSajun Wrong again. I played on the 360 and the base game, the way Beth meant it to be played, is perfectly fine. The main bugs in the game were patched out and the resulting game ran just fine. I had several hundred hours across 4 characters on the 360 version all without mods. You have no clue what you are talking about. You don't need mods to enjoy Skyrim. Only a moron would think that. I get that mods are fun. I played a fully modded Oblivion and Fallout 3 but only after playing through both games without mods. For Skyrim I no longer had a decent PC. I did miss playing with mods but the base game is perfectly fine on its own.