It’s no mystery that Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim is one of the most anticipated RPG releases of 2011. Unfortunately for skeptics and testers, Bethesda has announced there will be no demo for the upcoming title release.
Bethesda Producer Craig Lafferty made a statement in a video interview with Gameplanet that Skyrim is just too complex and vast to make a demo for and that a demo couldn’t represent the game in a positive way.
“With a game this size and complexity it’s really hard to do a demo that represents the game truly, and it would be a gigantic demo as well. So, we’re not doing a demo.” (See the whole interview below!)
The news doesn’t particularly come as a surprise. The last time we saw a demo for a title in the Elder Scrolls series was back in 1996 with the release of Daggerfall. Bethesda’s other non-linear “open world” titles also went demoless, such as Fallout 3.
Still, with the cutting edge developments in graphics and engines it would have been nice to have a platform to test or benchmark the game for PC enthusiasts seeking compatibility or maximum FPS.
The Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim is headed to several platforms later this year. Watch for Skyrim to hit shelves for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 11, 2011
If there wasn’t already enough reason to get your hands on a copy of Elder Scrolls V Skyrim for your console, then now you have absolutely no excuse.
A new interview with Bethesda’s Executive Producer took place this week with a gaming group called ausgamers. The interview came as a pleasant surprised to Elder Scrolls fans everywhere as some neat new tid bits of information were released about the upcoming Skyrim release.
The DLC’s for Skyrim will be fewer in number, but the content included will be substantial.
The details or specifics for the DLC are still unknown, at this stage of pre-release I would be curious if the developers themselves knew yet.
If you played Oblivion and are up-to-date on the previous title’s DLC you would know there was only one substantial release (Besides the Shivering Isles expansion) called Knights of the Nine. The DLC for Skyrim will add an additional 15+ hours of game play to the title, if the included 300 hours isn’t enough for you.
There was other good news in this interview besides just DLC info. Bethesda has made the choice to allow your player character to continue playing and exploring the world after completion of the game. Bethesda made the mistake of not including this functionality in some of it’s previous titles (think Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas) and based on some overwhelmingly unhappy fans, it’s a relief to know we can count on never-ending exploration post-game.
Want to see the interview yourself??
Check it out right here: (Thanks to our friends ausgamers for getting this interview!)
Here’s a neat video compilation that showcases both Skyrim graphics and a variety of the new mechanics and gameplay features you can expect to see in Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim. Thanks Hypercide Gaming for this!
Check out the jaw-dropping official trailer of this years most anticipated video game release from Bethesda:
Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim
My thoughts : Graphics look stunning. Gameplay looks immersive. I’m curious to see what these dynamic dragon battles are really like. I hope they diversified the voice acting for Elder Scrolls V – I can honestly say that was my biggest complaint about the previous installment.