New images of Iliac Bay from the Beyond Skyrim modding project show the new lands of High Rock and Hammerfell, showcasing new cities and environments for players to explore.

Many Bethesda fans were undoubtedly hoping for a new Elder Scrolls to be announced at this year’s E3, but with Bethesda’s VP saying that a Skyrim sequel is a long way away and the reveal of the upcoming Skyrim Special Edition, it looks like fans will be waiting a while for a new Elder Scrolls game. Fortunately, those who hunger for new adventures in the land of Tamriel aren’t totally out of luck – modders are constantly working to expand and add to the playable world, and Beyond Skyrim, one of the largest and most ambitious modding projects, just released a series of beautiful screenshots showcasing the various environments of the land of Iliac Bay.

Beyond Skyrim is a huge multi team modding project that hopes to expand the game’s borders to include all of the lands of Tamriel. Skyrim has a very active modding community, while some of the mods do little more than add ridiculous or funny aspects to the game, many modders are dedicated to creating entirely new missions, characters, and locations for the game. Beyond Skyrim has the ambitious task of bringing at least six new locations to the world of Skyrim, and these latest images of Iliac Bay show a rich and varied landscape for players to explore.

At this point it appears that Iliac Bay will contain the land of High Rock, which is in the middle of a civil war, and Hammerfell, the newly independent homeland of the Redguards. These newest images show lush forests, craggy peaks, and even a barren desert, an environment that hasn’t yet been seen in the world of Skyrim.

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According to the developer, the High Rock area will allow players to choose a side in a civil war or choose to fight for themselves by creating anarchy on both sides. While the land of Hammerfell gives players the chance to explore a vast desert and will add survival elements to the gameplay as players must be able to endure the harsh environment.

This isn’t the first mod that has set out to recreate locations from across Tamriel, The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project has spent four years on the Skywind mod, which is intended to recreate the quests, assets, and world of Morrowind inside of Skyrim. Because of the size and scope of Beyond Skyrim, the modding team has yet to give the mod a firm release date, but the quality of these latest images show that they are dedicated to making this mod a reality, so Skyrim players will just have to wait and see what happens.

Will Beyond Skyrim ever be released? Or is the project too ambitious?

A release date for Beyond Skyrim has not yet been announced.

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

Source – Imgur