The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Looks As Beautiful As Rugged Adventuring Can Look

A lot of screenshots you see in this business, especially around this time of year, have been, let's say, "touched up". Made to look a little prettier than they will be when the game actually ships. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim doesn't do pretty.

And these new screens for the sprawling RPG show why that's such a good thing. These are real screens, what the game will actually look like for those with a decent PC, and the whole Conan-meets-Rohan thing they've got going on here looks all the better for it.


    Preeetty. It's really getting time to upgrade the ol' PC.

    Need... gameplay... footage...

      heaps of gameplay footage there

    11.11.11 CAN'T COME ANY SOONER

    Wow, just wow!
    *Starts crying from pure joy*

    "These are real screens, what the game will actually look like for those with a decent PC..."

    Are these from the PC version? all screens released by Bethesda to date have been from the 360...

    Dont get me wrong, the 360 version looks amazing, but hopefully the PC verion will look even better (higher res textures etc) :)

    & with 5 months to go til release, that plenty of time to tweak animations, & textures etc, & Im confident that it'll look brilliant :)

    Oh.... and a lot of BUG....... like new vegas :D

      New Vegas was made by Obsidian, not Bethesda wasn't it?

        Correct, Josh. Pour yourself a flagon of mead.

    Think I've died and gone to normal map heaven!

      thats so much better than 8-bit purgatory :)

    Is it just me or as games get more realistic, in-game characters start to look more and more rubbery.

    It's like we're just a few years away from truly lifelike characters, but right now the uncanny valley is starting to really get to me.

    is it just me or does the first screenshot look like edoras from lord of the rings?

    This is the game I upgraded by PC for. Now November needs to roll around :(

    2011 is a good year to be a gamer, that's for damn sure.

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