According to Bethesda's official site, the version of Skyrim we're getting on the Nintendo Switch is in fact based on the Special Edition.
Not saying that it won't be but this article and Bethesda's website provide no information that confirms this as the "Special Edition". The website simply reveals that the the Switch version includes all DLC expansions -which is awesome!- but nothing more. Careful wording here with the use of "Based on" also makes me feel inclined to believe that this article is trying to lure people in for clicks and at the same time cover themselves for providing misleading information. I'm sure TES V won't be the standard edition as that version is old, but I wonder if it'll be the Special Edition, or an Inbetween Visuals Edition.
Looking at the footage and how some of the lighting and other effects match what the Special Edition brought over, I'm inclined to believe what you and others have said; that it's an in-between version, though it will likely use Special Edition stuff almost exclusively whereever it's possible for it to do so. As for mod support; I'm not holding my breath on it, but it would be amazing if it could happen. I might get an entirely separate memory card just for Skyrim, if mod support becomes a thing on the Switch version. I know of at least one certain multiple object quest that I'd love to have some damned markers for, or at least an item in my inventory or on my person that would show some signs [flashing lights or sounds or something] when I'm near one of the said objects...
Thanks for that notification. I think that the publication saw the Special Edition tag on Bethesda's site and assumed. Unfortunately I'm still fairly new to the posting process, so I don't know how to change this to make it more accurate. Can I change this from news to a rumor? Or does it stay the way it was approved until a report comes in?
Headline says confirmed to be Special Edition. Article says "based on" the Special Edition..whatever that means.
Based on would probably mean it's an inbetween version that uses elements from the special edition, and anything that isn't from the special edition is a custom job to raise it above the vanilla version.
It is confirm from digital foundry two weeks ago
Accept digital Foundry is not Bethesda and they never actually confirmed anything of the sort.
Based on the footage I've seen it is using the new lighting, water shaders and vegetation ect, the only thing i saw that was missing was the light rays & the draw distance isn't as good as the PS4/Xone version.
the site is BS. they send you a link that they claim that confirms it is the SE but it confirmed nothing.
It confirmed to be those who played it.
were they able to leave all the main quests in the game for it to run smoothly on the world dominating console killer?
Click mother f*cking bait!
special edition.... is that going to be the new code word on trying to sell ports on the Switch now?
Special edition is what the enhanced version of the game on the Xbox One and PS4 were called. It has enhanced lighting and textures, as well as more consistent framerates and a higher resolution.
You're a little out of the loop.
Well, that's it then. Look like another game on my buy-list. Now if mods could come, no matter how limited it is, it still would be so awesome.
Not awesome to downvoters because that would mean good news for Nintendo fans.
Okay seriously somebody needs to report these articles for giving up misinformation because nowhere on bethesda's original official website does it actually State this which version is the special edition. They've literally gone out of their way to remove the wording in omit specific wording talking about enhancements or remasters to fully give people clear transparency that this is not a special or remastered version. For god sakes the link to the website even shows the special edition in actually States the platforms as Xbox One PC and Playstation 4 know where does it say the switch. So why did this person write an article to tell us what has already been listed on the official site as not being the special edition? It's already been known that DLC is going to be included but that actually does not tell us if it is the remastered version that simply saying the DLC will be included but that's not something that was only made for PlayStation 4 and Xbox one that downloadable content that was given was made for last generation systems as well so I'm not entirely sure where they got this information that it is the special edition in terms of the remaster or in regards to enhancements because it doesn't even answer why the company would go so deep out of their way to Omit this information from their own product they're trying to sell for money. And no it's not going to have mods which actually ironically contradicts the point in trying to pretend it's the special edition. So there's technically no news at all it's still not the remastered version and it still doesn't have mods so why did the person who wrote this article feel the need to write a series of Lies?
He said "Not at this time", not "Never going to happen", for mods, so saying that's a contradiction is a lie in and of itself. It's probably being held back because they are having trouble deciding whether or not they'd be able to fit the capability into it without requiring a separate memory card, which might understandably upset a few users. Me, I'm already planning on getting a second memory card anyways, since I'm used to doing so from way back during my PS2 and Gamecube days, so it's not that huge a deal to me. Also, it's been made very clear through comparisons that this IS using some elements from the special edition. I agree with the conjectures made so far, conjectures which others more capable at examining the finer details of it, through live builds and demos they've played and studied, have made, who have said that this is an inbetween version, basically an alternate Special Edition, that uses elements of the special edition we already know, on top of a custom build to improve any areas that aren't from the special edition; basically almost none of the stuff we've seen is just lazily direct-ported from the vanilla version on PS3/360. This is a good thing; it's showing that, unlike some other third parties, Bethesda is actually putting forth some real effort, effort that both Bethesda fans and Switch owners alike should appreciate them for doing because, as you yourself have said before in conversations you and I have had, most third parties don't want to go out of their way for Nintendo by doing games custom built just for their systems, and you've even gone to the extent that they SHOULDN'T do that for Nintendo, despite the fact that they've done it for literally everyone else before. "Because business reasons LOL."<_< /s Which still sounds like a cop-out. Besides, both Doom and Wolfenstein II are current generation games, as well, and that paints an even better picture as far as Bethesda is concerned. It at least points towards there being some substance behind the Fallout 4 Switch Edition rumors being true, which would also be a good thing. Bethesda is basically just putting a good foot forward for Nintendo, something that I never thought I'd be saying in such a short time after the Switch's release, let alone after all the ignoring that was done towards the Wii U. They're setting an example that other third parties would be wise to follow, by way of not doing just lazy ports with PS3/360-only assets. Sure, some things may not be included due to technical reasons from the system itself [the map editor mode in Doom, for example, which some care about but I personally don't mind as much so long as the multi and main campaign are there], but the effort does count. And if you know how disappointed I've been with third parties in the past, you know this is something I wouldn't usually say, even towards Nintendo versions, because I've been bitten by them in the past, even on other systems where they, "supposedly", put in more effort on their games, so I've become jaded towards them for good reasons.
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