Don’t Get Excited About Playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim On Xbox One Just Yet


We may only be days away from dedicating another chunk of our lives to Fallout 4, but it’ll likely be years until we find ourselves exploring another Elder Scrolls entry according to Bethesda Studios. It didn’t take long at all for the series developer to port 2011’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to the Xbox 360 and PS3, but it might be a long wait until we scream “Fus Ro Dah” into our Kinects, if ever.

As a part of a behind-the-scenes look with Game Informer, Bethesda’s Todd Howard revealed that the earliest days of Fallout 4‘s development did indeed involve porting Skyrim to Xbox One to better grasp the technology of Microsoft’s then early-in-development console. Whether the game could ever be ported or remastered for Playstation 4, though remains unclear.

“The first thing we did was port Skyrim to Xbox One,” he said before quickly adding,”Don’t get your hopes up yet.”

We’ll probably have a while to wait until we know what that crucial last word of “yet” means, but playing (or finally finishing) one of last-generation’s most beloved role-playing games on your current system is something to dream about. In addition, Skyrim has yet to be added to Microsoft’s still-growing list of back-compatible games with this month’s impending Xbox One update.

The Elder Scrolls series is still alive and well though, with the release of last year’s MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online, which has since been ported to both Xbox One and Playstation 4. Meanwhile, Fallout 4 releases this coming Tuesday, November 10th, for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.

Tell us, would you love to play Skyrim on your current-gen systems? Let us know in the comments below.