The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Latest News

Skywind mod team talks voice acting, music and more in latest blog post

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The team behind ambitious Morrowind-to- Skyrim mod Skywind has been reaching out to its fan community in order to find voice actors to read the huge amount of NPC dialogue in the game, and it's shown off some of the results in a recent blog post.

Judging by some brief sample videos like the one embedded below, it's some very impressive work. I've played dozens of retail games with way worse voice acting than this.

Skywind mod team releases new trailer to prove they're "still alive and working just as hard"

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Another month goes by, and another impressive slice of gameplay footage is released by the Skywind mod team, currently hard at work on their Morrowind-to-Skyrim conversion.

Videos like this are a bit of a nostalgia rush for me - look, there's the Red Mountain, there's Azura's Coast, oh god there's one of those hideous parastic worms. I'd almost forgotten just how alien and strange the world of Morrowind is. I'd almost wish we'd head back there in the next Elder Scrolls game, but on second thought it's probably time for something new. Anyway, if Bethesda did decide to revisit, that would kind of undermine the astonishing amount of work put into this mod, wouldn't it?

We won't see The Elder Scrolls 6 for a “very long time”

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Fallout 4 might be on the horizon, but you shouldn't expect to see an entry in Bethesda's other flagship open world RPG series for quite some time yet.

The company's PR and marketing head Pete Hines explained as much in a chat with Dualshockers during Gamescom, saying that it would be a “very long time” until we see anything regarding The Elder Scrolls 6.

Skyrim mod restores cut haunting and mourning features to the game

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Bizarrely, Bethesda’s fantasy epic Skyrim once features mourning and haunting mechanics for NPCs, meaning that a slaughtered civilian could come back as spectre and follow their relatives around.

This only worked for one NPC in the entire game world, and not at all for high-profile characters. For whatever reason, Bethesda eventually binned the systems, but modder Vagonumero12 over on Nexus Mods has restored the cut content. Here’s what’s been added:

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.

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