A new teaser trailer for Skyblivion is here, and it offers fans a jaw-dropping look at the community-led project. The goal of this project is rather simple: remake The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion using Skyrim assets. As you would imagine, the game looks far better than its 2006 counterpart. You can check out the trailer below.
Skyblivion Teaser Trailer
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion originally released in 2006 to critical acclaim. It was a major step forward in a series that had won a new generation of fans with Morrowind. Oblivion offered players a gorgeous world to explore, rich quests and lore to uncover, and impeccable combat. At least for its time.
Now, some 13 years later, Oblivion looks incredibly dated. The character models look like plasticine, the environment is a bit flat, and the voice acting consists of what feels like six actors. Despite all this, there are still hardcore fans that adore the title, so much so that they’ve bandied together to recreate it using Skyrim’s engine.
The project kicked off in 2012 when the lead developer, Zilav, created a rudimentary demo. From there, more volunteers joined the project. Despite the fact it’s been 7 years since development began, no release date has been announced. This makes sense given the circumstances. Everyone involved in the project is a volunteer and the mod will be completely free.
Creation of the mod is a labor of love. The developers volunteer their own time to recreate every single asset in the game. In the end, Skyblivion will be larger than Oblivion thanks to the team adding in cut contet as well as some user-created stories. For those that haven’t played since the late 2000s, it will be like playing a brand new game.
The Skyblivion site has a whole lot of information about the development process, including a detailed FAQ about what is involved and what will be included. The most important piece of information is that players will have to own a legitimate copy of Oblivion, Skyrim, and all associated DLC in order to run the mod once it’s released.
What’s uniquely appealing about remakes or remasters is that they capture how we remember games. We often remember them being more polished and prettier than they actually were. Now to just watch the teaser on repeat until the next Skyblivion trailer is released.