Skyrim! Or for the veteran gamer Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. Bethesda created a juggernaut in gaming when they developed Skyrim, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch. Retro Games.
Yes, the running joke is Skyrim has been made available on every device under the Morrowind sun. 2011 and Skyrim burst onto the scene and has since sold 30 million copies, and rising!
The game has grown into a cult classic, critical acclaim wasn’t dampened by the bugs experienced, in particular, by PlayStation 3 owners. Bugs are things people expect from Bethesda. But, unlike other developers, Bethesda fans make do and await updates or user-created mods.
The modding community for Skyrim is huge, entire reskins, new maps and campaigns are added by fans of the game, supplemented by extensive Bethesda DLC. Stories abound of Modders getting fulltime jobs at Bethesda are common, although many are unconfirmed. Where Bethesda fails, the modders and community step in.
All of this isn’t to say Skyrim is terrible. Far from it! The vanilla Skyrim is still incredible to play, with breathtaking vistas and astonishing gameplay. Bethesda created the ultimate open-world RPG, balancing content and storylines expertly, most of the time.
The Skyrim community is huge and is currently crying out for Elder Scrolls 6. However, a sixth instalment is likely to be years away and may not feature until next-generation consoles appear.
In this podcast, the team covers the history of Skyrim and delves into the rich history of the game. Beware the Bethesda love is obscene in this episode. Neil has 5 copies of Skyrim but has managed to avoid the Nintendo Switch version thus far. Although he can’t be held responsible for sales.
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