Bethesda Softworks has announced that Skyrim Special Edition has gone gold in preparation for release on October 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

“It feels like just yesterday we announced that Skyrim had ‘Gone Gold’ back in 2011,” Bethesda said. “In true Elder Scrolls fashion, we celebrated with mead brewed by our very own Bethesda Game Studios developers with the same attention to detail that was put into the game itself.”

The Special Edition features changes including:

  • Mod support on consoles
  • Remastered art and effects
  • Volumetric lighting (“God Rays”)
  • Dynamic Depth of Field
  • Screen-space reflections
  • New snow and water shaders

The game will also have 4K support for the PlayStation 4 Pro, coming out in November. In addition to the release announcement, Bethesda has listed the system requirements for PC and consoles:

PC System Specs

Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945.
8GB of ram.
12 GB free HDD space

Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320.
8GB of ram.
12 GB free HDD space
NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB

Console Storage Needs

20 GB (North America)
33 GB (Europe)

Xbox One
17 GB (North America)
25 GB (Europe)

Pre-loading is already available on Xbox One. Pre-loading will follow on PS4 starting October 26. The game will release on PC at 5pm PT on October 27. Stay tuned for more updates on the game and news after its launch.

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