Recently, Bethesda released a full HD texture pack for the hit game Skyrim. It has now also been updated to work with all of the upcoming DLC for the game.

This is an unusual step for Bethesda, who normally are happy to leave these updates to the mod community, who have already made several HD texture pack mods...

Skyrim HD Graphics Overhaul System Requirements

This officially created texture pack from Bethesda has its own system requirements, which might be comfortably stretching some systems:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim HD Texture pack Minimum Requirements

Operating System: Windows Vista / Windows 7

Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU

Memory: 4GB System RAM

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon 4890 or higher

HDD: 4.7Gb Free Hard Drive Space

The video card will also need at least 1GB of internal RAM.

As you'd expect from an HD pack, it takes up a lot of space, and needs a reasonable system to run. The best part? This update is free, available here, and will as stated affect all upcoming DLC packs; Dawnguard, Dragonborn and Hearthfire.

So is this a sign that Bethesda don't think the Mod community are doing a good job? Should they have been working on other projects rather than updating Skyrim? Tell us what you think.