“The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim” Remaster Has Gone Gold!

That’s a wrap folks!

With the announcement from Bethesda that the Skyrim remaster has officially hit gold (meaning that initial production has ceased, ready for manufacture), we’ve a slew of new information about the file size for PS4/XBOX1 as well as the requirements for PC gamers to run this reenergized version of everyone’s favorite chicken murder simulator.

In terms of the specs, however, the game doesn’t ask for much and would run with an i5-2400 or a FX-8320 (you could also run it with a GTX 780/R9 290 but that’s our little secret). To follow on from this you’ll also need 12 GB of free hard drive space, so not a lot in terms of getting this game to wear it’s Sunday Best.

For those of us that don’t know, at least in terms of PC users, that anyone that owned an original copy of Skyrim and the three DLC will also get this remaster for free, so that’s more fuel to the fire for all you console haters out there.. not that I want to bash PC’s too much.

Speaking of consoles, the file size for Skyrim: Remastered is actually a lot larger then it’s PC counterpart, especially true in Europe (we have more languages, so that’s the excuse that I’m using).


20 GB (North America)
33 GB (Europe)


17 GB (North America)
25 GB (Europe)

As you can see, pretty meaty.

Skyrim: Special Edition launches on October 28. The PC version supports mods, while the console versions will do so for the first time (yes, this includes the PS4 version). The remaster also boasts new features and a wide array of visual improvements, including remastered art and effects, volumetric lighting and dynamic depth of field effects. Those playing on PS4 Pro when that system launches next month will be able to play in 4K.

So will you be getting the remastered edition of this most awesome open world, chicken ripping, sword swinging awesomeness, or will you just stick with the original and lavish on your amassed fortune? Either way, come release day, the call of the Dragon Born will rain down from the heavens once again and I plan to answer the call…

If you have any comments feel free to leave them down below or hit me up on @ben_gamerscore and remember to STAY HAPPY INTERNET!!


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