It's awesome to be on PC sometimes.
So Skyrim Special Edition comes out this week. If you want to buy it on console you have to buy the thing. If you're on PC you get the update for free.
Well, to be more specific you need to own either the 'Legendary' edition of Skyrim or you have to own all the DLC. Which makes sense because the Special Edition comes complete with all that content.
To be clear -- you must own the Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn expansion packs to be eligible for the upgrade.
To ensure eligibility, says the little message on Steam, you want to get this all in order before October 28th.
Also, Bethesda released its recommended/minimum specs, which are as follows...
Minimum Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version) Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945. 8GB of ram. 12 GB free HDD space NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
Recommended 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
The global release time for the game is 12am UTC on Friday, October 28, which translates to 11am Australian Eastern.