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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released on SteamVR and HTC Vive

Published: 16:14, 03 April 2018
Bethesda Softworks
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TESV: Skyrim VR

Ever since it's release in 2011, Bethesda have clung to Skyrim, releasing the game on everything possible including grandma's flip phone. Now they have released it for further VR devices, where it was previously only available on PSVR.

Everybody and their mother was hyped for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim back in 2011. Seven years later Bethesda still continue to support the game with frequent ports to other platforms, such as the recent port to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation VR. Now they have decided to bring the game to SteamVR and HTC Vive for players to be sucked into the world even more.

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The addition was released today on Steam and the version will come with all the game's DLCs in tow. Bethesda have released the requirements for the game and are as follows:


• OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)

• Processor: CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 or better

• Memory: 8 GB RAM

• Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD RX 480 8GB or better

• Storage: 15 GB available space


• OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)

• Processor: CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

• Memory: 8 GB RAM

• Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB / AMD RX Vega 56 8GB

• Storage: 15 GB available space

Considering developers' recent fascination with mobile gaming, it is as yet uncertain whether TESV: Skyrim will be released on more platforms, such as mobile phones. However being the Bethesda we all know and love, it might just be possible. 

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The popularity of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is not only thanks to Bethesda, but modders who have put their hearts and souls into developing additional content for the game in hopes to keep the game's graphics and gameplay current with this generation of consoles. 

Thanks to the modding community, Bethesda has seen the opportunity in releasing more and more advanced editions of Skyrim, culminating with the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition, which contains addons for the game that boost the game's graphics and add more story. 

At one point, Bethesda made Creation Club, which was a community system for mods. The difference between the Creation Club and certain other modding sites is that Bethesda made the Creation Club mods with a pay-wall in mind.

What this essentially meant is that if you wanted an officially supported mod, you had to pay for it. Other mods which were not supported by Bethesda were still free for players to obtain and instal.

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