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E3 2016: Bethesda Announces Skyrim Special Edition for PS4, Xbox One

During Bethesda's E3 press conference, the publisher announced an all-new, scaled-up version of the 2011 fantasy RPG Skyrim. 

Called Skyrim: Special Edition, this version features a number of improvements and additions, including better textures, water and snow shaders, screen space reflection, and depth of field. t this time, it appears the game features overhauled visuals. Whether or not DLC will be included with this edition was not mentioned in the announcement. 

Additionally, many of Skyrim's mods will be availale on console for the first time, not unlike how mods are currently being rolled out on Xbox One in Fallout 4. The image below shows a handful of the mods to be brought over to current generation consoles upon its release. 

Skyrim Special Edition will be availble on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC October 28, 2016. See it in action in the trailer below (starting around the 3:15 mark).

In related Elder Scrolls news, Bethesda showed off more of The Elder Scrolls Legends, a card strategy game set in the same universe as Skyrim and Oblivion. 

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