Skyrim Special Edition will bring more than just enhanced graphics and DLC when it arrives later this year. It’ll also bring mods to the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Today we want to highlight a few Skyrim mods we hope make it to the Xbox One and PS4.
While many gamers were hoping for an Elder Scrolls 6 announcement at E3 2016 that game appears to be several years away at least. Bethesda didn’t leave fans of the series hanging though.
On stage, the company confirmed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, a Skyrim remaster for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC that’s set to arrive this fall on October 28th. It’s a twist on a classic favorite.
If you buy a copy of Skyrim Special Edition you can expect improved graphics including volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, new snow shaders, new water shaders, and screen-space reflections.
You can also expect all of the game’s DLC (Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn) and access to a library of Skyrim mods.
PC Skyrim mods have been out for years but Skyrim Special Edition brings them to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the first time. Yes, PS4 Skyrim mods are confirmed and they will be available for the console at launch.
There’s a vast library of Skyrim mods out there and today we want to highlight a few we want to see released for the Xbox One and PS4. (Note: Some of these have already appeared on Bethesda’s website but it’s not clear if they will be available on launch day.)
Some of the best PC Fallout 4 mods have shown up for console and we’re hoping for the same from Skyrim mod developers.
Here’s our growing wish list.
Skysight - Simply Bigger Trees
Bethesda's update to Skyrim will improve the look of the game's trees but we aren't sure that it will make the trees bigger. If you've never tried Skysight, you don't know what you're missing.
Skysight - Simply Bigger Trees makes the trees in Skyrim 1.5x-2.0x larger. So what does this do besides make the trees look bigger than their vanilla counterparts?
Well, for one, hunting/exploring in the forests becomes a lot more interesting. You're going to encounter some extremely dense spots where your character is going to feel completely surrounded by trees and brush. At night, this is intense.