Skyrim prevails, nearly ten years after it’s initial release

Tyson Head, Editor

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim nears it’s 10th anniversary, November 11, 2021. 

Skyrim released November 11, 2011, and remains the most favored game by its developers, Bethesda. Bethesda is also the creator of such esteemed games as Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Elder Scrolls: Online, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, and the much hated, Fallout 76’. Despite releasing four games in the time of Skyrim’s initial release, Bethesda still gives most of its attention to the game. 

The game was initially released on what is known as the seventh console generation, which was kicked off Nov. 22, of 2006, by the release of Microsoft’s Xbox 360. The game was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011 and would go on to be released on many other platforms in the coming years. Those platforms arePC, Xbox One, Xbox One X/S, PlayStation 4, and, as of now, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.

Players around the world have started to become used to assuming that with the release of a new console, a port of Skyrim was sure to follow. According to SLHS Junior Wyatt Miller, “I first played the game over Christmas last year. The game instantly hooked me with the beautiful vistas, immersive roleplay, and astounding soundtrack.” Miller continued, “The only other game in the series I’ve played is Oblivion, (The fourth and direct previous game) this is one of the best franchises ever.” Miller added that he wouldn’t be purchasing the “Anniversary Edition”.

According to Bethesda themselves, “The Anniversary event will be commemorated by over 100 new additions to the Bethesda Creation Club, as well as new features coming to the Anniversary edition of the game itself.” 

In conclusion, much like this game never will, it seems this specific game is here to stay for 10 more years. For better or worse.