Announced today during Quakecon 2021, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be getting a next-generation version this holiday season in the Skyrim Anniversary Edition. The Anniversary Edition will include next-generation enhancements, 500 pieces of the creators club content, and other additions. This includes new additions such as fishing, survival mode, and new quests.
Details on Skyrim Anniversary Edition
According to Bethesda’s official blog post, you will be able to upgrade your copy of the “Special Edition” on current generation systems for free. Xbox Game Pass members will also be able to upgrade the game for free it seems:
Additionally, Skyrim Special Edition owners on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, as well as Xbox Game Pass subscribers on Xbox Series X|S will receive a free upgrade to an enhanced version on November 11 for their respective PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S systems!
This new edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim does seem to bring quite the meaty package. Currently, there are no standalone pricing details available on the blog. The only real details we have are the box art and the release date being the 10th anniversary of Skyrim, which falls on 11/11/2021. With some contradictory lines in the blog post, in the above paragraph and box art, it mentions a free upgrade. However, in the following paragraph it says:
Existing owners of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Xbox Game Pass subscribers will also 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.
So for now, it’s best to wait for further clarification to ensure all special edition owners are guaranteed next-generation upgrades. Skyrim Anniversary Edition will release on November 11 across Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms.