The Elder Scroll 5 Release information. Below is the release info for Elder Scrolls 5 as well as other details.
Release Date: 11-11-2011
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
The newest Elder Scrolls game is on it’s way with it’s newest installment, Skyrim. Skyrim is set two hundred years after the events in Oblivion and is using the all new Creation Engine.
In Skyrim there will be five main cities, When visiting these cities, you can complete activities like farming and mining, and you are able to smith your own weapons from a forge, pretty neat if you ask me.
Bethesda has gotten rid of it’s character class system, but has revised the way you level up to almost an MMO type feel. “Raising one skill from 34 to 35 is going to level you faster than raising one from 11 to 12,” Bethesda designer Todd Howard told Game Informer. Skyrim does have a few less skills than Oblivion did, 18 compared to its’ 21. Skyrim does add in Fallout 3’s perk system though, where each new level gained allows players to add special abilities to their character, like increasing their damage. Skyrim also allows the player to dual wield weapons.
A new feature introduced in Skyrim is the use of Dragon Shouts, skills gained by killing dragons, examples of which include teleportation, and summoning a dragon to aid the player. There are over twenty different Dragon Shouts to be gained in the game, and they become more powerful as the player collects more dragon souls.
“The big things for us were to draw a lot of stuff in the distance so we have a really sophisticated level of detail, more so than what we’ve had in the past for how things stream in and how detail gets added to them as they get closer to the camera,” Bethesda Studio’s creative director Todd Howard told Game Informer. The creation engine does just that, it allows for more realistic environmental effects than other Bethesda titles have. Snow falls dynamically, and wind will effect the landscape, such as altering the flow of water and blowing leaves on their branches. All in-game objects will cast a shadow on the ground, and the draw distance is much farther than before.
Skyrim hits this fall and is sure to compete with this years upcoming Halo and Call of Duty titles.