In the past, we have seen fans make mods that make an old game feel new again. Skyrim is one of these games, with fans developing mods which upgrade the game’s visual graphics. However, now Skyrim developer, Bethesda, have taken things into their own hands. At E3 2016, Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls Skyrim: Special Edition. The Skyrim: Special Edition will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One in October.
Players were expecting to load their old Skyrim saved data from their PS3 or Xbox 360, but Bethesda Softworks Vice President, Pete Hines, confirmed that players will not be able to transfer their saves from their previous-gen consoles to their current gen consoles.
@certifieddork they cannot
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 16, 2016
This is a huge disappointment for players who have spent hours playing Skyrim on their PS3 and Xbox 360, but, in Bethesda’s defence, the data structure for the Elder Scrolls Skyrim and Skyrim: Special Edition are completely different. In the past, other games such as Dragon Age Inquisition has had the same issue where data from the old-gen consoles was not transferable to the current-gen consoles.
Hines also confirmed that data transfer from PC to Xbox One through Bethesda.net is also not possible.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) July 3, 2016
Skyrim: Special Edition will be available on PS4 and Xbox One on October 28th.