Skyrim Remastered:Bethesda Announces New Creation Kit

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Bethesda has revealed a new modding kit, specs and system requirements and file sizes for Xbox One and PS4 for Skyrim remastered in the buildup to the October 28th release date.

The developer recently revealed that the game has gone gold meaning it has been sent off for manufacturing and it is very unlikely that it will be delayed.

Bethesda made the announcement through a special Skyrim Remastered blog post: “We’re thrilled to announce that Skyrim Special Edition has gone gold, and that October 28 launch date is fast-approaching.

“All the memories – fan tributes, Mods, personal stories and even that phenomenon of taking an arrow to the knee – feel fresh again.”

Bethesda also confirmed the PC system requirements for Skyrim: Special Edition, before revealing that it would also have a new Creation Kit for making mods.

When questioned about the new Creation Kit for Skyrim Special Edition, Pete Hines vice president of Bethesda Softworks replied: “It’s a new one for use with Skyrim SE.”

If you are PC gamer you can check out the minimum requirements below:-

Minimum

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945.
  • 8GB of ram.
  • 12 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB

Recommended

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320.
  • 8GB of ram.
  • 12 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB

For Console gamers, European players will need 33GB of space on their PS4 whole North Americans will require 20GB.Meanwhile for the Xbox One, Skyrim Remastered takes up 25GB in Europe and 17GB in North America respectively.

The Special Edition features a few changes from the original game, including:

  • Mod support on consoles
  • Remastered art and effects
  • Volumetric lighting (“God Rays”)
  • Dynamic Depth of Field
  • Screen-space reflections
  • New snow and water shaders

One drawback however is that sadly you won’t be able to transfer saves from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, or PS3 to PS4. Kinect Dragon Shouts are also no longer supported.

PS4 and Xbox One players will also not be able to use console commands.

How eager are you to get your hands on Skyrim Remastered and what do you make of it so far? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments.