There is a trend of developers overpricing certain games and released them as Remastered Editions. It can sometimes be considered as an unfortunate occurrence in the gaming industry, but it certainly doesn’t hold true for Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls Skyrim: Special Edition is the Remastered version of Bethesda’s 2011 hit title.
The version is quite extensive and includes all the Downloadable Contents that were ever released for this game. It also introduced mod support for console platforms. Skyrim Special Edition is full-priced, but that is completely justified. Therefore, it is good to see that Bethesda is defending themselves against people complaining about the price.
Pete Hines decided to show us how extensively this game was developed and improved from the original. Hines also talked about the languages that are supported in the game along with information on pre-loads designed for digital pre-orders. They will all be available in the coming weeks.
The game is supposed to release by the end of this year, on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. When a person on Twitter complained about the price of the game for its polished graphics, Pete Hines promptly replied that it includes mod support, DLCs and an updated graphics engine working on Xbox One and PS4. He said, “If you don’t want it, don’t buy it.”
The latest Skyrim mod from the community is a combination of the boss fights in this title with classic Stan Bush songs taken from the Transformers movie of 1986. Skyrim has enjoyed the support of a vibrant mod community for several years.
Releases in the past included new adventures filled with mods and voice-acting that has pushed the graphics beyond seen the by gamers so far. At the same time, the modders come out with weird mash-ups from time to time.
For instance, this happened when Iron Man’s Hulkbuster suit was introduced in Grand Theft Auto V. Steam Workshop now includes The Stan Bush Combat Replacer. Gamers will be able to play a couple of classic songs taken from the old Transformers movie in Skyrim.
Keep in mind that we are not talking about the films made by Michael Bay. The songs are taken from The Transformers: The Movie, which released in 1986. It was performed by Stan Bush, a classic rock artist. Anytime your character enters a fierce boss battle, tracks like ‘Dare’ or ‘The Touch’ will start playing.
The Touch is very popular and well-known by most veteran Transformers fans. These are clearly meant to pump you up during battles, and we can see how the modders found them relevant when a player engages in battle with a dragon. It is pretty difficult to lose a fight with someone singing, “You’ve got the touch, you’ve got the power.”
The mod was released earlier this week and according to the Steam Workshop page, it seems like Skyrim fans are grateful for being given the opportunity to take a nostalgic trip back into childhood. A particular user even said that Stan Bush was The Original Dovahkin.
If you download this mod on your PC, you will be able to transfer it to The Elder Scrolls Skyrim: Special Edition, when it releases in October this year. According to Bethesda, the Remastered version will support all existing mods for Skyrim.