The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been released on numerous gaming platforms by Bethesda Softworks ever since its launch, including computers, consoles, and hand-held devices. Following its re-master as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Skyrim was further released on more modern platforms.
Skyrim released on the PC on November 11, 2011, along with the Play Station 3 and Xbox versions of the game. This version supports both keyboard and mouse controls, as well as Xbox controls. Console commands are only supported on PC, and was the also the first release to get mod support with the release of the Creation Kit in February 2012.
This also marks the only platform to get two releases of the game, being the Special Edition and the November 11, 2011 release.
Skyrim was released on the Xbox 360 on November 11, 2011. In 2012, it also received the unique Kinect Integration feature, which allowed the player to take advantage of voice controls to use dragon shouts.
Skyrim was released on the PlayStation 3 on November 11, 2011, the initial launch date of the game.
Skyrim released for the Xbox One on October 27, 2016, the launch date of Skyrim Special Edition. This version was the first console release to get mods, which are user created content not endorsed by Bethesda Game Studios. Unlike the PC edition, there is a 5 GB mod limit due to Microsoft's demands, and unlike the PlayStation 4 edition, mods can use external assets.
Skyrim released for the PlayStation 4 on October 27, 2016, the launch date of Skyrim Special Edition. This version supports mods, but due to Sony's demands, they must use assets from Skyrim, and cannot use external assets of any kind.
The PlayStation 4 also has a PSVR release that does not support mods that was released on November 17, 2017.
Skyrim was launched on Nintendo Switch on November 17, 2017. It includes new gameplay features like motion controls for combat and lockpicking, outfits and gear from The Legend of Zelda, which can be obtained in-game or via scanning The Legend of Zelda series amiibo figures. Additional random loot can be obtained by scanning any amiibo figure. Skyrim also includes Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.
- When asked at PAX West 2017 whether Skyrim would soon be available on toasters, Pete Hines jokingly said that they did not have the GPU required, but the microwave was still an open possibility.
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