Somewhat surprisingly, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition hit pretty much all the right notes when it launched late last year. It looked nicer, sounded better, and it was at last packing 64-bit support. The only real downside was that not all mods for the original Skyrim were compatible. Quite a few of the more popular mods managed to slip through the cracks, lost in the void unless you were willing to boot up the old version of Skyrim. This won’t be the case for too much longer however, with the team behind Skyrim Script Extender saying it’s working on a new version for the Special Edition.

In theory this will make a whole load of the older mods compatible with Skyrim Special Edition. Dubbed SKSE64, it’s essentially a straight port of the older script extender, a tool used by many of more popular mods which, due to being 32-bit, are now no longer compatible with the Skyrim Special Edition.

The Skyrim Script Extender 64-bit team is aiming for a mid-March release for the beta version so it’s not too far off. Once it’s up it should breath a bit more life into the Skyrim modding scene which has suffered a little of late due to the split between the two versions.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any progress made with SKSE64. All being well it’ll be with us in a couple of months.