Oblivion Remake Mod Using Skyrim Engine Debuts A Gorgeous New Trailer
Revisit the world of The Elder Scrolls IV.
It's been a long time since The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion launched--almost 12 years, in fact--and the game's visuals have aged quite a bit. Oblivion looks like what it was: a game released early on in the life cycle of the Xbox 360, which might make it difficult for some players to return to. However, a group of fans are determined to remake the game using more modern tech, and as a new trailer for the Skyblivion mod shows, it's looking pretty great.
Skyblivion is an effort by the modding group TESRenewal, which has also undertaken a similar project to recreate The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Skyblivion is a remake of Oblivion using the Skyrim game engine, and it's been in development for several years. You can see some of the beautiful Cyrodiil landscapes and cities in the video below.
Skyblivion includes substantial overhauls of many elements of Oblivion, and it'll be modular, meaning you can pick and choose which parts to install. According to TESRenewal's website, you'll be able to install enhancements to landscaping, interiors, cities, weapons and armor, among other improvements. In addition, all of Oblivion's quests, locations, and characters will be ported to Skyblivion.
There's still no release date yet for the mod, but TESRenewal promises that it'll be entirely free. However, players will need to own both Skyrim and Oblivion, and all their DLC packs, in order to install the mod.