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Skyrim grandma is getting immortalised as NPC character, no joke

Published: 12:02, 01 April 2019
Shirley Curry, also known as Skyrim Grandma
Shirley Curry, a.k.a. Skyrim Grandma

Even if you don't know much about Skyrim, you had to have heard about Shirley Curry by now. Better known as Skyrim grandma, Curry has had her fans start a petition to immortalise her as an NPC in The Elder Scrolls VI and Bethesda obliged.

Skyrim's appeal is well known by now and although we didn't really expect to see Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia kick off the celebratory video, it only proves the above point.

One of the most endearing characters on the Skyrim scene, however, is Curry, whose streaming of the game has won her a bunch of followers over the years.

Once Bethesda vice president Pete Hines' said that it will be a until we see The Elder Scrolls 6, Curry lamented the fact that she probably won't be around to see it.

Well, this is one time she'll love being in the wrong as Bethesda eventually heard the community's appeals, which turned into a huge petition on

This is actually the first bit of concrete news on The Elder Scrolls 6 features, as Bethesda spoke how the game will rely on photogrammetry techniques, before revealing that Curry is becoming an NPC.

The Skyrim grandma part starts around 8:40 and shows Curry being scanned for The Elder Scrolls 6, which is pretty great news, for her, for the game, community - you name it.

Also featured in the video is the challenge issued by Bethesda, where they said that whoever has a child born on 11 November 2011 and named after a Skyrim character will receive Bethesda's game for free.

Yes, the challenge has been taken up and Dovahkiin's family is getting everything for free for the rest of their lives. Perhaps it's a bit sucky timing at the moment, what with only Fallout 76 being fresh, but E3 and Doom Eternal should be here soon.

Bethesda The Elder Scrolls 6 photogrammetry of Skyrim Grandma Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls 6

If you've been hoping for The Elder Scrolls 6 news, however, we'll have to disappoint you there as Howard Bethesda won't be talking about TES 6 or Starfield on this year's E3.

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