The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Anniversary Edition officially announced by Bethesda

In the end it happened: Bethesda Softworks announced a new edition of Skyrim. Gamers have often joked at us about yet another reimagining of the legendary RPG (and even Bethesda herself did), but the company now under Microsoft’s wing really unveiled the new version of the game during QuakeCon.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is the definitive version of Bethesda’s acclaimed open world, announced on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the title that made the history of the roleplaying genre. We don’t know particularly detailed information yet, but what we do know is that the Anniversary Edition will include 10 years of content to get lost in the streets of Tamriel. There are also some small additions, including a new fishing mechanic, and more than 500 mods are confirmed from the Creation Club, the platform where the game’s amateur add-on content is published.

Skyrim Anniversary Edition will arrive on December 11 this year on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, PS4 and Xbox One. All those who purchase the title on old gen consoles will be able to upgrade for free on the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X | S platforms. A return to Skyrim could ultimately ease the wait for The Elder Scrolls VI, which will be released after Fable and Avowed.