Bethesda has released the details for the system specifications you will need to play Skyrim Special Edition on PC, PS4, or Xbox One. As can be seen below, the PS4 will require more free storage space than the Xbox One.

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)

Furthermore, Bethesda highlighted why Skyrim Special Edition is more than just a simple re-skin with a list of upgrades and features that have been added to the remaster. These include:

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

How mod support is handled on the PS4 will be cause for intrigue considering Bethesda’s recent troubles in regards to adding mod support to the PS4 version of Fallout 4. Skyrim Special Edition will release on Friday, October 28, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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