‘Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition’ Latest News & Update: PC, Game Console Specs Bared For Remastered Edition

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Oct 11, 2016 03:28 PM EDT

Though many are hoping that Bethesda officially announces “Elder Scrolls 6” soon, the best thing, for now, is to look forward to the “Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim” Special edition set to arrive on Oct. 28. The remastered edition promises to deliver higher resolution graphics and other visual improvements.

The “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” Special edition may not carry much difference compared to the original “Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim” aside from the visual enhancements. That said, it may be best to take into consideration the PC requirements to bring out the best graphics the remastered edition was designed for.

PC Friendly Specs

Despite the hype of the “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” Special edition likely to demand high PC specs, the minimum specification doesn't seem to indicate such. For players who plan to take up Bethesda on the offer, they just need to make sure that their PC has an Intel Core i5-750 or a Phenom II X4-945 alongside a NVIDIA GTX 470 or an AMD HD 7870 GPU.

For the “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” Special edition gamers who want to take it up a notch, the recommended specs bump up a bit to either a NVIDIA GTX 780 or am AMD R9 290, Slash Gear reported. Other noteworthy specs include 8 GB of RAM, 12 GB of HDD space and a workstation that runs on Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions).

Game Console requirements

The PC will of course not be the only version coming out for “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” Special edition. The PS4 and Xbox One will host it as well though folks will have to make sure that they have ample storage for the remastered edition.

The players in Europe will need bigger allocation with 33 GB for the PS4 and 25 GB for the Xbox One. US gamers, on the other hand, will need 20 GB for the PS4 and 17 GB for the Xbox One.

“Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” Special edition recently went gold which means that the game is done and ready for release. The remastered edition will be free to PC gamers (assuming they have the previous “Skyrim” and the DLCs. PS4, Xbox One, and Steam gamers, on the other hand, can pre-order the game via their respective stores, according to Bethesda.

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