Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition: Hines Explains Why PS4/XB1 Players Will Have To Pay For It


Bethesda’s Marketing VP had a hard time in justifying Skyrim’s full priced re-release as a Special Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Twitter a couple days ago. Users were claiming this is not the right move from the Maryland developer and publisher, and here’s what Pete Hines had to tell them.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

For example, one Twitter user asked why console gamers are not going to have the Special Edition for free as it happens on PC. Hines said “it already exists on PC, with high res textures” and this is why this version of the game is going to be free.

“It’s for a new platform” on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, so it works “just like any other remaster for new platforms”.

“Price is the price. Every game is different”, finally, which hints at Skyrim: Special Edition’s full $60 price – it’s dictated of course by the popularity of the original Skyrim, while usually remasters have an around $40 budget price.

Skyrim: Special Edition is release on October 28.