The heavily rumored remaster, Skyrim Special Edition, is officially on the way, confirmed this evening at Bethesda’s E3 press conference. 

The game will sport technical features such as volumetric lighting, god rays, spacial reflection and depth of field. There has also been a remastering of the original artwork and effects. Like the recently released Fallout 4, mods will now be available to use on consoles as well. While not officially stated at the conference, it should be safe to assume that the original game’s DLC will be included.

Skyrim Special Edition will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 28, 2016.

UPDATE: The Special Edition will be offered as a free upgrade for owners of both the original game and all DLC on PC, according to Bethesda’s twitter account. 

UPDATE 2: Bethesda has released new screenshots of Skyrim Special Edition and we have added those images below.

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Born and raised in the New York area, currently kicking it in Queens, and keeping an ear to the grindstone in this crazy world of internet media hustling. Having attended the George Washington University with a Degree in History, I'm sometimes inclined to use big words unnecessarily. While I typically play a lot of RPGs, I tend to like any game that is fun. My PSN ID is NY-Miller, so hit me up if you ever want to kill some Wizards on the Moon in Destiny.