Elder Scrolls fans have already lost count of how many times Skyrim has been re-released or ported, but that isn’t going to stop Bethesda from revisiting one of its most popular and cherished RPGs again and again. As a means of celebrating the game’s 10th anniversary, Bethesda confirmed today that it is preparing yet another release of the game appropriately called The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition.
According to Bethesda, this is the most definitive version of Skyrim yet thanks to its inclusion of 500 pieces of unique content from the Creation Club. These include pre-existing and new quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons, spells and more. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition will also include all three expansions: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.
Unfortunately, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition does not appear to be a free upgrade. “Existing owners of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Xbox Game Pass subscribers will […] receive the option to purchase an Anniversary Edition upgrade for their Special Edition version of the game to gain access to all the additional content found in the Anniversary Edition,” Bethesda wrote in its announcement post.
That said, it appears that owners of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as Xbox Game Pass subscribers on Xbox Series X|S, will be eligible to receive a free upgrade to an “enhanced version” of the game for their respective next-gen platforms when it releases on November 11, 2021.
Current and future owners of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on any platform including Xbox Game Pass Subscribers will also receive access to three free pieces of Creation Club content: Fishing, Survival Mode, and new quests with Saints and Seducers.
After ten years, we can say with certainty that Skyrim’s fans are what make the game shine and its anniversary worth celebrating. This coming November, we can’t wait to revisit a modern classic and share the festivities with you, so don’t miss out!