The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Summary

9.2
excellent

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Review

Near-masterpiece, absolutely phenomenal achievement for Bethesda, and no-doubt the best game on the PC in 2006, if not all formats.

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Check out 45 minutes of gameplay from ambitious Skyblivion mod

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It's not just the Skywind guys that are busy creating a huge total conversion for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, there's also a massive fan project to recreate 2006's Oblivion in the game's Creation engine.

In fact, the 'Skyblivion' team has just released a fairly colossal 45-minute gameplay trailer, showing a lot of riding around on a horse, through some admittedly very pretty environments.

Skyblivion mod recreates The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in Skyrim engine

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We've had Skywind, now it's time for Skyblivion. This ambitious fan mod transports The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion over to the Skyrim engine. There's a new trailer from the mod team showcasing their work so far.

The Elder Scrolls Anthology exclusive to PC, includes 5 major titles and all DLC

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Bethesda has dusted off The Elder Scrolls back catalogue to package it together with their more recent throat yodelling and dragon slaying. The Anthology includes Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim.

All DLC releases are included too. The physical bundle also features 5 maps for avid cartographers and slightly lost adventurers of Tamriel, Iliac Bay, Morrowind, Cyrodiil and Skyrim.

Cross-platform development "just a nightmare," says Pete Hines

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Bethesda's woe over development across Xbox and PlayStation, while "much easier" with Xbox One and PS4, it remains "just a nightmare." What helps is that both next-gens are "high-end PCs" architecturally.

Despite all that sameness, Xbox One and PS4 remain very individual from each other. Bethesda had notorious troubles with PS3 Skyrim which delayed DLC by months.

Upcoming Xbox Live Marketplace content revealed by Major Nelson

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The upcoming Xbox Live Marketplace is a bit light, as the biggest upcoming content will be the Season Passes for upcoming Assassin's Creed 3 and Halo 4 downloadable content. The Nightmare on North Point DLC arrives for Sleeping Dogs in time for Halloween.

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