As with most multi-platform games, there is a lot of concern about the quality of Bethesda’s highly anticipated RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s PC version. And although we do know that the game will support mods – thus will achieve higher levels of image fidelity due to texture packs and mods, Pete Hines has stated that the vanilla PC version is impressive and great looking. In fact, when Pete was asked by a fan about the PC version, he replied that it will ‘melt your face’ – provided you already have a high-end PC.
As Hines tweeted:
“The PC version looks and runs great. If you have a high-end PC, it’s gonna melt your face.”
Now this could simply be hyping or PR marketing tricks. We’ve seen such attitude in the past but here is hoping that Hines is right this time around. Then again, modders will obviously fix all those low-res textures so no worries here. Oh, and hopefully there won’t be any ‘cell-issue’ like the one in Oblivion that affected all those distant textures and objects.
If PC gamers want to see some proper PC footage in action, they should take a look at Skyrim’s initial trailer. As Pete Hines revealed, that trailer was from the PC version, though we don’t know the system specs or the settings that were used. Still, it will give you a pretty good idea of what you should expect.
In other news, there have been some rumors that the PC screenies that have been released so far are on low-medium settings. This was done purposely as to not alienate their sponsor (Microsoft) which they are demo’ing the game through. This also explains the underwhelming visuals that were presented. As said, these are rumors at the moment so take them with a grain of salt.
So, stay tuned as we’ll find out whether or not the PC version is breathtaking in a couple of days.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Official Trailer