A video posted on YouTube which allegedly showed two minutes of Skyrim gameplay running on an Oculus Rift VR headset excite fans who’re eagerly waiting to play the dragon hunting game on a virtual world. However, gamers have been cautioned against raising their hopes too high. While Skyrim is relatively playable on the Oculus Rift headset, and relative being the key word here, navigating the game’s menu is impossible.
Developers with their own Oculus dev kit can probably get the game to play but they would soon realize that the Oculus doesn’t run well with graphical user interfaces, in-game text and menus. According to developer reviews, this is a major problem with the hardware and makes playing games like Skyrim hopeless. The difficulty appears to be the various menus that often pop-up in these games. During a test run, the headset had to be removed each time texts appear. Unfortunately, Skyrim is a text heavy game, with menus to access, inventory to search and chests to open. Most of these menus appear only partially or are outright invisible on the Oculus Rift.
There’s always the chance that games similar to Skyrim will gets mods that would allow the various in-game menus visible and usable. However, that kind of support would be coming from another developer since Skyrim publisher Bethesda Softworks has already said goodbye to the game.
Much hoopla surrounds The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim community after Bethesda’s announcement that the company is now done with the game and moving on to other projects.
Bethesda revealed this development on its official blog and assured Elder Scrolls fans that, while the company is heading towards a new direction, it will still come out with minor updates to support Skyrim. The company also disclosed that its development team has been working on a new project which Bethesda now needs to focus on 100%.
The revelation came as a big surprise to Elder Scrolls fans who thought there was at least one more major expansion coming from Bethesda. The expectation is not unreasonable since it feels that Skyrim has so much more to give. Since it’s a given that the last important DLC expansion has been released, gamers would have to content themselves with Skyrim’s PC version for serious new content from third-party modders.
It’s admittedly a sad time for gaming but it’s also exciting. Bethesda has done a good job with The Elder Scrolls and its 3 DLC packs and no one can begrudge them that. The company felt it’s the right time to move on and it’s exciting to think of what they have in store for gamers next. Maybe they’ll come up with a big surprise for the gaming community at E3 2013. We just have to wait and see.
Less than two years after its release in 2011 and after getting three downloadable contents within the same period, it looks like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting a new DLC, the fourth in a row and it’s been named “Summerset”. A screenshot has provided the clue to make the rumors commence circulation but a confirmation has to be made. It means that the previous name Redguard will be overtaken by Summerset after all. But rumors are just rumors and no one is exactly sure about the final name.
The action role-playing video game is developed and published by Bethesda games companies and its gameplay is centered on defeating the dragon Alduin who is prophesized to destroy the world. Skyrim has been continuously updated with the successive release of three DLC’s: the Dawnguard, the Hearthfire, and the Dragonborn. The next DLC could be something that will re-ignite the senses of gamers out there.
However, the lack of confirmation and even a hands-on of the purported content also provide a sense of disbelief to the disappointment of Skyrim’s fans who have presumed that the rumor, the leak or the information is fake from the start. The only thing that matters most this time is that the 4th DLC is indeed forthcoming with no exact or clear date of release and other details.
Gamers who have traveled the vast realms of Skyrim would be happy to know that patch 1.9 has just rolled out. This beta is for the PC version of the open-world game but gamers who prefer consoles will only have to wait a few weeks as Bethesda is planning to release this update before the month ends.
Bethesda went all out with Skyrim 1.9, ensuring that this patch will fix the majority of bugs plaguing the game and also adding some welcoming changes for players who continue to level their characters. One major change that fans would surely love is the “Legendary” setting which allows players to go beyond level 81. The game initially had a level cap and gamers who reach level 100 skills would automatically find that their character’s level stays maxed at level 81. But with the new setting, gamers can choose to make their hard earned skills Legendary by rebooting the level back to 15 and deleting the perks that come with it. Doing this will give players the chance to level up their skill and get another set of perks that they want.
Another crucial thing the beta will do for the game would be to fix quite a number of bugs, improve general memory and game stability. This includes glitches found on quests, game crashes that happen when entering certain areas, disappearing materials and reward items.
There’s a big hunch that a new installment in the ‘Skyrim’ DLC collection from Bethesda is coming out soon. Based on the company’s repeated trademark maneuverings and patent fronts, it all leads to the idea that the next Skyrim DLC pack will concentrate on the Redguard who are the skilled fighters from the Hammerfell world located off the south-western border.
For the record, the company has periodically and successfully filed the extension of its trademark in a couple of months wherein the most recent activity was held on August 2012. It’s been described as a computer game software which can be downloaded and accessed from the Internet and any wireless devices. However, it is set to elapse in February unless Zenimax would file for another extension.
Redguard is a type of combat-capable race which was introduced in the ‘Elder Scrolls’ series. They come from Hammerfell that borders ‘Skyrim.’ While there’s no hint that Bethesda will have more DLC for ‘Skyrim,’ it’s safe to say that the ‘Elder Scrolls’ franchise will definitely continue.
Redguard might just be a new game or it could also be Skyrim’s third DLC. Most likely, a Redguard DLC will feature humans from a warrior race trapped in a harsh environment surrounded with a violent and chaotic civil war. In short, it will almost have the same story line in ‘Skyrim.’ Another speculation is that the Redguard DLC may involve the ‘Dragonstar’ city which acts like a border between the eastern and western halves.
Unless Bethesda gives an official statement, then there’s nothing left to do but dig in to all these rumors.