Ambitious The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Morrowind Crossover Mod Gets a New Trailer

The massive mod seeks to recreate all of Morrowind in Skyrim's engine while updating voices, music, textures, etc.

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The folks at The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project have released another video detailing some of the progress they've made on their ambitious The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod over the past few months.

Skywind is going to be a complete remake and update of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind using Skyrim's game engine. Everything from combat and quests to music and textures will get an overhaul.

The team consists of over 70 composers, voice actors, new developers, artists, designers, and coders. According a separate development progress video, as of November, Skywind had three hours of Elder Scrolls-inspired music, ten thousand new lines of dialogue, and half of Morrowind's landscape recreated.

Since then, the team has focused on streamlining levels, and making sure that the disparate areas of Morrowind make the transition into the new engine.

The latest trailer marks version 0.9.6, a release version number that would typically indicate a beta, however as team explains in the video description, their development process has been a bit different:

Hey everyone. Many people are getting excited that this is so close to a 1.0.0 release. This happens with each update video. Please be aware that this project basically started at 9.0.0, so think of this as the 0.6 release. If you look back, 0.9.5 came out all the way back in October. We are working hard as usual, and we don’t want to crush anyone, but I hope this puts things in perspective. These updates are not an accurate measurement of the progress on the project. When a release is nearing, or a beta, we will have more information for you. Thank you.

Skywind was available for public download until late last year when the modding team pulled the game to help focus on development instead of early support.

There's no word on when the project will be finished, but given its scope, I wouldn't be surprised if it took a few more years. You can follow the team's progress at The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project page.

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