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Skyrim Special Edition Goes Gold, System Specs Revealed

Skyrim Special Edition Goes Gold, System Specs Revealed

Fans, rejoice! Bethesda has announced that the upcoming HD remaster of the critically acclaimed Elder Scrolls title, Skyrim Special Edition has finally gone gold.

As the official Bethesda blog reads, “The Special Edition features a significant overhaul to the 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

Soon, players will be able experience the game on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – with mods – for the very first time, and the Special Edition will include native 4K support for the PlayStation 4 Pro. But what’s most exciting to us is that Special Edition also means a new generation of players can create new Skyrim Memories and learn what it means to be Dragonborn for the very first time.”

Additionally, Bethesda also revealed the system requirements for the game, along with storage needs for both consoles:

PC System Specs

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

Console Storage Needs

PS4
20 GB (North America)
33 GB (Europe)

Xbox One
17 GB (North America)
25 GB (Europe)

Skyrim: Special Edition is releasing on 28th October for the Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. As a bonus, players who already own the game and its DLCs, or the Legendary Edition will get access to the title for free.

For more news and reviews, keep checking back at Gaming Central.

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