There’s a joke in the media industry that some IPs just never die, and Bethesda’s Skyrim is on that list. Despite multiple memes and jokes about Skyrim always getting are-released, Bethesda has announced another Skyrim version to launch on its 10th anniversary later this year, and includes a bunch of Creation Club Content.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition launches on November 11th 2021, 10 years after its initial release. What makes the Anniversary Edition special this time is the inclusion of over 500 pieces of unique content from the Creation Club like new quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons, spells, and more.
As Bethesda revealed in the message above, Skyrim Anniversary Edition also includes the Special Edition version of the game and all pieces of DLC that have come out since. Special Edition owners will be able to upgrade to Anniversary Edition, though it's unclear whether it will be a free upgrade or cost a little extra (considering mods are free though, a paid upgrade probably won’t go down well with the community).
But, perhaps most importantly, the Anniversary Edition will add a new feature to the game that many have been wanting for a long time: that’s right, fishing. No more diving in the water and swimming around for fish and grabbing them with your bare hands, now you can just grab a pole and fish to your heart’s content.
“It's something I've always wanted to do in Skyrim,” said Ashley Cheng, Managing Director at Bethesda. “You don't have to dive into the water and click blindly anymore. You can now grab a fishing pole, do some fishing quests. It's a great addition to the game, it'll be free to everyone, and it really adds to the immersion of the world.”
What do you think? Are you interested in the Skyrim Anniversary Edition? How do you feel about the new content included? Would you be happy paying a small fee to upgrade? Or do you think it will be free? And is it time Bethesda stops re-releasing Skyrim? Or are they fully aware of the joke? Let us know your thoughts!