There is bad news for Skyrim players who played the game on Xbox 360 or PS3, as opposed to current gen consoles. The game which is expected to release very soon has really made role playing game fans have something to look forward to this year.
The version promises improved visuals and full 4K support. What’s more Bethesda has also announced that the game will support mods on both the Xbox One and PS4 versions.
Although Xbox One users would be able to make mods using third-party assets, PS4 users won’t be able to use any third-party assets to create mods. This means you nude mods, etc on PS4.
However, this isn’t the bad news we’re talking about. Pete Hines, Bethesda’s Vice President confirmed something a bit more harrowing during one of his usual Twitter QnA sessions recently that might not go down too well with fans.
The upcoming remastered version of the bestselling Bethesda RPG which is titled as The Elder Scrolls Skyrim: Special Edition, will not support the older save files in present gen consoles.
Pete Hines, Vice President of Bethesda, confirmed while answering to fan’s question on Twitter that cross platform transfer of saved files will not be possible for the remastered version of the game.
@certifieddork they cannot
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 16, 2016
One of the fans also inquired whether the saved files can be transferred from PC to Xbox One via the official Bethesda website, to which Hines replied with a straight ‘No’.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) July 3, 2016
Although this news might be disappointing for players who have spent hundreds of hours playing Skyrim, we have to understand the fact that the current gen consoles (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) and the previous gen consoles (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) have entirely different data structures which makes it impossible to transfer saved files.
The Elder Scrolls Skyrim: Special Edition will release on October 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.