Interested in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim but unsure if you want to delve into the franchise? Did you love Morrowind or Oblivion but are unsure of the HUD and gameplay changes with the next series installment? You have problems.
Skyrim is not getting a playable demo and it doesn’t matter, because it doesn’t need one. If you know anything about The Elder Scrolls then you know that each game offers a vast, explorable open-world experience where players not only define the destiny and skill sets of their characters, but their journeys as well. Such an experience cannot be contained in a limited demo.
Gameplanet recently posted one of the E3 interviews with Craig Lafferty, Lead Producer on Skyrim for Bethesda, where the topic of a playable demo came up along with the confirmation that there will not be one.
“A game this size and complexity, it’s really hard to do a demo that represents the game truly, and it would be a gigantic demo as well.”
If the Skyrim gameplay trailer, the beautiful screenshots and the Game Rant E3 2011 Award for Best RPG haven’t convinced you that this is a must-buy potential contender for game of the year, then we don’t know what will.
Go pick up the incredible 5th Anniversary Edition of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and use that as your demo/teaser for Skyrim, knowing that all of those gameplay mechanics are even better in Skyrim.
Skyrim will come with a modding kit post-launch and will be supported by Bethesda with hefty DLC expansions. While the franchise is continuing the trend of focusing on single player experiences and avoiding a multiplayer component, it will feature an unlimited amount of dragons which is better.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim releases November 11, 2011 for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
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