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Will Old Skyrim Mods be Compatible With Skyrim Special Edition? Find Out Here!

by on June 15, 2016
 

Earlier this week, Bethesda Softworks announced a highly anticipated remastering of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with Skyrim Special Edition. This will be a new, updated and remastered version of Skyrim that’s due out later this year. However, with the new game being a completely upgraded Skyrim experience, fans are concerned if they can still use the old, pre-existing Skyrim mods for the new version. According to Bethesda VP of Marketing Pete Hines, the answer is “basically, yes.” You can check out his responses to a fan question below from Twitter.

Hines also later posted on Twitter that he spoke with the game’s director, Todd Howard, and said that the PC version will be 64-bit, and players will even be able to transfer saves over from the original game. In addition, it will have a separate mod creation kit due to the 64-bit feature. Also, Gamespot reports that the mods using the 32-bit Script Extender for Skyrim will have to be tweaked in order to run on the 64-bit version of the extender.

One of the exciting aspects of the new Skyrim Special Edition is that the console versions will fully support the PC mods. The mods add even more depth to the overall Skyrim experience by adding some new quests, environments, dialogue, characters, armor, weapons and so much more.

Skyrim Special Edition arrives on October 28. The new edition will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

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  • June 17, 2016 at 7:10 am

    I think newer graphics wouldn't be enough to reignite the passion for Skyrim players. I think it would have been better to have added new missions, or better yet, a new area. But that's asking too much, I know. Still, new graphics with the same game wouldn't be as fun as the original, and there are no changes made in the game, no new weapons, armor, spells, etc, so I don't see how this is going to refresh the gaming thirst for most people.


  • June 17, 2016 at 8:00 am

    You are right. The developers should work on making newer interface and locations in the game instead of just plain graphics. I would love to see a new mission on a new location. I hope they are working on making a mission with new scenes. I am eagerly waiting for the newer things!


  • June 17, 2016 at 10:37 am
    OursIsTheFury

    I think newer graphics wouldn't be enough to reignite the passion for Skyrim players. I think it would have been better to have added new missions, or better yet, a new area. But that's asking too much, I know. Still, new graphics with the same game wouldn't be as fun as the original, and there are no changes made in the game, no new weapons, armor, spells, etc, so I don't see how this is going to refresh the gaming thirst for most people.

    Yeah, there is definitely that aspect. I will be getting it for free since I have all the DLCs, and will definitely play through it and probably get another 100 hours, which is great for a free upgrade.

    But I am not sure how many people who would have to buy the Remastered edition will actually buy it if they have already beaten the crap out of the original game.


  • June 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm
    Azrile

    Yeah, there is definitely that aspect. I will be getting it for free since I have all the DLCs, and will definitely play through it and probably get another 100 hours, which is great for a free upgrade.

    But I am not sure how many people who would have to buy the Remastered edition will actually buy it if they have already beaten the crap out of the original game.

    Yeah, I imagine a lot of people would be put off by buying another edition if they already finished the game (in my case I finished it multiple time). Hopefully there will be more upgrades and new features, not only a visual refresh.


  • June 21, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    There will definitely be a lot of stuff they add, I can't imagine spending so much time on a game only to add simple visuals, they'll have some fun with it.


  • June 21, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    That's cool of them to still support old mods but hopefully it doesn't mean that the game would remain at the same standard as the previous one. Also I'm impressed that they are allowing PC mods to crossover to the console version.


  • July 1, 2016 at 12:22 pm
    StillWinning

    There will definitely be a lot of stuff they add, I can't imagine spending so much time on a game only to add simple visuals, they'll have some fun with it.

    You base this statement on what? All I have seen so far is what was actually mentioned. Visual mod support, and mod crossover. That's it.


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