The three guarantees in life are death, taxes, and a new version of Skyrim. During this year’s QuakeCon event, Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition, which will include everything in the Special Edition along with hundreds of free Creation Club items, launching on the seminal game’s 10 year anniversary, November 11, 2021, on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
The Anniversary Edition will be offered to owners of the Special Edition as a free upgrade on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, making it the third generation of consoles that Skyrim has invaded.
The Anniversary Edition is described as a “next generation console upgrade,” which is also what gave us the 2016 Special Edition, which was itself a major graphical upgrade from the 2011 original, as well as unlocking modding for console players.
The Anniversary Edition will include everything in the Special Edition, all three DLC expansions as well as all the improvements and updates. The main new addition are over 500 items from the Bethesda Creation Club. The Creation Club is a way for modders and internal staff to officially sell custom content on Bethesda’s digital marketplace, for Skyrim and Fallout 4. Unlike most mods, this content goes through the full development cycle to ensure quality and polish.
The Creation Club includes everything from new quests to dungeons, bosses, weapons, and more. Yhe announcement doesn’t detail any specific items other than an all-new fishing mini-game.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available on all modern (and older) consoles and PC, including Switch. Elder Scrolls 6 was announced back in 2018, along with their sci-fi RPG Starfield, but no more details have been given. Skyrim is rated M for Mature.