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Skyrim listed for PS4 and Xbox One, Bethesda says 'just a bug'

Skyrim was briefly listed for PS4 and Xbox One on the Bethesda Web site, which the company attributes to a bug in their system.

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A brief Web site change has sparked speculation that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim may be making its way to the new generation of consoles. The official page for the game listed Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as platforms, but Bethesda chalks it up to a bug in their system.

OnlySP (via Eurogamer) showed a screenshot of the platform listing before it was pulled. Bethesda's Pete Hines quickly said on Twitter that the platforms were put up in error. "We have been working on the CMS that runs our sites," he said. "A bug caused platforms that don't exist to show up for some games Sorry for confusion." He has also apologized individually to some fans saying it's "just a bug," but notably hasn't given an outright denial that the game is being ported.

The speculation was bolstered by an e-mail received by some fans that promised an announcement on Sunday, January 12. Hines was more direct about his dismissal of that piece of the story, repeatedly calling it a "fan hoax." This comes just a month after fans were hopeful for a Fallout announcement based on a teaser Web site that also turned out to be a hoax.

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    January 9, 2014 7:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Skyrim listed for PS4 and Xbox One, Bethesda says 'just a bug'.

    Skyrim was briefly listed for PS4 and Xbox One on the Bethesda Web site, which the company attributes to a bug in their system.

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      January 9, 2014 7:10 AM

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      January 9, 2014 7:12 AM

      Would have been my first time playing it, if it came to next gen.

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      January 9, 2014 7:15 AM

      Riiiiiiiiiiight... Someone jumped the gun.

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        January 9, 2014 7:19 AM

        aren't they supposed to be working on fallout? why would they remake a 2 year old game for the new consoles instead of working on new projects?

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          January 9, 2014 7:23 AM

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          January 9, 2014 7:38 AM

          I doubt they would have to devote all of their resources to a port. They could splinter a small team to port Skyrim and keep most developers on Elder Scrolls 6/Fallout 4.

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            January 9, 2014 8:03 AM

            yah likely could just port the PC version over to XB1/PS4... granted I dunno how much work that would entail.

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          January 9, 2014 8:07 AM

          They are just porting the game they're not remaking anything.

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            January 9, 2014 10:17 AM

            Well the PC version interface doesn't support controllers right? So there will be a merger of interfaces from Console to PC version and then the work on optimization will not be that quick or easy. So it's going to be a fair amount of work and probably for not much gain.

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              January 9, 2014 10:22 AM

              The PC interface was the controller interface. No porting needed. We had to fix the menus to be good for mice.

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              January 9, 2014 10:22 AM

              i can play with a 360 controller on my PC fine. It supports it.

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              January 9, 2014 3:36 PM

              Hah! I wish it didn't support controllers. I mean, not that I want to punish gamepad users, but man that interface is a shit show by default with the mouse and keyboard. It is exactly the same as the console version, size and functionality. So, great for big picture users but I would have loved an actual PC specific interface. User mods like SkyUI sort of do that, still could be better!

              I'd be interested to know how difficult a port like that is (PC to these x86 consoles). Would be a great read or short doc on all it entails. I'd guess it still involves a decent amount of work, but not as much as the porting old console games to PC and vice versa.

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                January 9, 2014 3:53 PM

                I must have purged my memory of the controller compatibility because I got that inventory mod and it was awesome. Didn't look back afterwards.

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        January 9, 2014 3:30 PM

        gun sword

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      January 9, 2014 7:22 AM

      NOoooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOoooooo!!!

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      January 9, 2014 9:18 AM

      I have put about 50 hours on the 360 version and 300+ on the PC version.

      I would buy this in a heartbeat for PS4 if it had upgraded hd assets.

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      January 9, 2014 9:27 AM

      'Just a bug' is quite a good description of a Bethesda game.

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        January 9, 2014 9:51 AM

        The gaming world would be a sad place indeed without the scope and ambition of an Elder Scrolls game, buggy or not.

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          January 9, 2014 3:25 PM

          ^^^ I can't wait for the first OR mod for the a Skyrim UI. May take off work for it.

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      January 9, 2014 10:22 AM

      Hasn't Pete Hines been in this industry long enough to know that accidental early web publishing actions and DNS registrations are the bread and butter for actual gaming news journalists? Since PR won't throw them a bone unless it's in the PR plan, entities like Superannuation turn to things like DNS registrations, Google alerts, and trademark filings.

      Between this and the Fallout 4 thing, ZeniMax has cleanup work to do.

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      January 9, 2014 10:43 AM

      Just a bug? What a surprise.

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