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With the Anniversary Edition, the developer is celebrating the 10 years since the original was released and the fans that have followed the series or dipped their toes into The Elder Scrolls with the fifth game. It will include all of the upgrades that were integrated into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as well as the Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn DLCs. Additionally, there will be more than 500 unique pieces of Creation Club content, including quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons and spells.
Plenty of people are excited to jump feet first into the new fishing feature, and to those who feel frustration that Oblivion and Morrowind are overlooked in favour of their little sibling, the Anniversary Edition of Skyrim will connect to the older entries in new ways.
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Well, yes, that’s very good. The real question is how much this is going to cost. Remasters and re-releases tend to be pricier than their originals for all of their additions — the Final Fantasy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 bundle costs more than a standard next-gen game. Oof. Be sure you’re sitting down for this next part.
“The MSRP for the Skyrim Anniversary Edition on digital storefronts will be USD $49.99… at launch,” read the FAQ from Bethesda. “If you already own Skyrim Special Edition, the MSRP for the Anniversary Upgrade on digital storefronts will be USD $19.99… at launch.”
That’s… not what I was expecting. There’s a lot of new shiny things on its way to the game in the spiffy re-release and I thought this might give Bethesda the leeway to bump up the price to $60. And, there are people who will spend that much and more on a copy of Skyrim.
Moreover, the Special Edition and Anniversary Edition unlocks the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of Skyrim at no extra cost, so this is a bargain considering that next-gen games are going to hover at about $70.
Bethesda has mentioned that there will be physical copies of the new edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and that players should keep an eye on their local retailers for updates on that front.
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