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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim set to receive a paid Anniversary Edition and a free next-gen upgrade for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox series X|S

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim will be receiving a next-gen refresh in November. (Image source: Bethesda)
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim will be receiving a next-gen refresh in November. (Image source: Bethesda)
Bethesda has already released countless versions of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but the company is not ready to move onto The Elder Scrolls VI just yet. Come November, Elder Scrolls fans will also be able to experience a tenth Anniversary Edition and a next-gen upgrade.

Bethesda released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in 2011, debuting on PC, PlayStation and the Xbox 360. Since then, the company brought a Special Edition version to the PC, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, which it subsequently ported to the Nintendo Switch. Bethesda even has a VR version of the game, appropriately called Skyrim VR.

Now, Bethesda has announced that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will receive an Anniversary Edition marking ten years since its release. The Anniversary Edition includes the main game and all expansions already contained within the Special Edition game, along with over 500 Creation Club elements. Essentially, these are DLC that comprise of weapons and new quests. Apparently, Special Edition owners will be able to upgrade to the Anniversary Edition for a nominal fee, albeit an unknown one at this stage.

Special Edition owners will also receive a free next-gen upgrade for the PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles. Bethesda has not outlined what changes it has made to make the game 'next-gen'. However, we imagine that Skyrim will benefit from faster loading times and improved graphics. The Anniversary Edition launches on November 11, 2021.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-08-22 (Update: 2021-08-22)