The remaster of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC with all versions capable of mod support. PC players, however, have been wondering if their library of mods that they’ve built up since 2011 will be compatible with the Special Edition of the game.
The word from Bethesda’s vice president, Pete Hines, is that it will be possible. In response to a fan inquiry on Twitter that asked, “Are old Skyrim mods compatible with the Skyrim Remaster?”, to which Hines replied, “Basically, yes.”
While this does confirm that old mods will be compatible with the Special Edition, players should still expect some mods not to work 100% of the time without some tweaks. Cosmetic mods are more likely to be unaffected by the updated version while mods that change the scripting of the game, such as quest mods, will probably need to be tweaked.
If you already own Skyrim on PC plus all the DLC, Dragonborn, Hearthfire and Dawnguard or the Legendary Edition, you will be able to pick up the remastered version free on Steam.
Skyrim Special Edition is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 28th worldwide and will release for £49.99 or $59.99. Pre-orders are available now.