Now here is a nice surprise. Following the release of Dragonborn for the PC version of Skyrim, Bethesda has updated its official HD texture pack. As a result of that, PC gamers will be able to enjoy overhauled textures in all of their DLCs (Dragonborn, Dawnguard and Hearthfire). This is remarkably amazing as we know that a lot of PC gamers want to stick with the official HD pack instead of the custom packs that were created by the modding community of Skyrim.
Naturally, the official HD texture pack will be auto-updated next time you start the Steam client. Keep in mind that we’re talking about an update that weighs in at about 4.7GB. Pretty big huh?
According to Bethesda, those willing to run the game with the official HD texture pack should have Windows Vista/7, 4GB of ram or more, and a DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM.
A while back, we informed you about a PC gamer attacking Bethesda’s PR manager for the timed exclusivity deal between Bethesda and Microsoft. Is this new update a gift in order to show to everyone that they are still backing up the PC version? Sounds plausible. Either way, it’s great to see higher-resolution textures for our games.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."