Skyblivion, the mod that intends to bring the land and gameplay of The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion to Skyrim's engine, is considered to be one of the most eagerly anticipated mods currently in development, and it's clear why. The volunteer team has revealed its latest creation for the mod, a completely retooled Daedric weapon set, and it's a pleasure to look at.
Rather than simply updating the textures of the original Daedric weapon set from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the team has instead completely redesigned and remodeled the set. Originally, Oblivion's Daedric weapons appeared worn and somewhat crude, whereas the new designs - seen below - appear quite vicious and look like they were ripped from the hands of a Daedra just yesterday. Each item has an eerie red glow reminiscent of the gates of Oblivion themselves, and each looks worthy of the title of the highest class of weapons in the game.
This isn't the only major change that the modders have in the works for the Oblivion remaster. They've recently revealed other redesigns, like a new design for the game's Ebony Armor, as well as the restoration of elements that were cut from the original release. The team is going far beyond a simple port and remaster of the title, which should help to fill the gap after Bethesda stated that it was highly unlikely that Oblivion would receive an official remaster.
Most gamers have turned their attention to the potential that The Elder Scrolls 6 could be bringing to the table after being teased by Bethesda at E3 2018. However, that hasn't stopped the TESRenewal Project team from pouring time and energy into this mod. Although it's been in development since 2012, the modders are still regularly posting updates and progress reports, gradually growing ever closer to a finished release.
It still remains to be seen when Skyblivion will be playable, but when it is, both first-timers to Oblivion and those who remember it fondly should have plenty to look forward to.
Skyblivion will release for PC but currently has no release date.