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Bethesda bumps regional Skyrim price ahead of Anniversary Edition release

Published: 01:00, 14 September 2021
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TES V: Skyrim is gearing up for yet another re-sale and Bethesda is looking to grab every last cent out of the decade-old game.

Regional pricing is one of those features that allow games to sell more copies but also makes them more available to gamers who wouldn't be able to afford them otherwise. It's a great thing on paper but just like everything good in the world, people are trying to abuse it.

For example, some individuals used to buy games for cheap by abusing their region settings but storefronts eventually managed to put a stop to it. Now it appears to be the turn for developers and publishers, namely Bethesda.

TES V: Skyrim is getting the Anniversary Edition on November 11, 2021, and just before that happened, Bethesda increased the game's price for several countries that are subject to regional pricing. The same Redditor who reported the price change also noted this happened right before Special Edition rolled out so Bethesda could ride the hype and grab a few bucks more for a game that has been released so many times over the years.

Considering this is basically Skyrim bundled with a bunch of mods made by the community, it's pretty distasteful to see the price bump. However, other players noted that their region got a decreased price so at least they get some benefit from the situation.

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