Skyrim Morrowind Remake Mod Reveals Impressive New Progress (VIDEO)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is far-and-away the most popular game in the RPG series, with the game’s presence felt on nearly every modern platform and even the odd likes of Amazon Alexa. The same can’t be said about the franchise’s fan-favorite third entry Morrowind, which has seen fan service in the form of an official ESO expansion, but not nearly to the degree of the aforementioned fivequel. A long-brewing Skyrim Morrowind remake mod called ‘Skywind’ appears poised to bring the two titles together, recently showcasing the project’s impressive progress in a new update video.
As this is Skywind’s first development video in over three years, quite a lot of work is covered in the update as the dev team dives into the most recent additions to their modern iteration of Morrowind. According to the footage (H/T Prima Games), great effort has gone into fleshing out the landscape and level design of Morrowind, adding crisp detail and fresh challenges to the familiar fantasy locale. Considerable care has also been taken in overhauling the 2002 title’s assets, the project striving for industry-level quality when recreating 3D models, animations, and sound design–including when it comes to voice acting. Check out the video below.
According to the official Skywind website, the Skyrim Morrowind project is described as “a non-commercial, fan made modification for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that seeks to merge the amazing world of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind with the enhanced graphics and capabilities of Skyrim’s engine. While ownership of both games is required to play, the player only actually plays Skywind using the Skyrim game, and not the older Morrowind game. This means that the user interface, combat, and graphics of the Skywind mod are based on those of Skyrim, and not Morrowind.”
While considerable progress has been made on the Skyrim Morrowind remake, an exact release date is not yet known. The team behind the mod, TES Renewal Project, confirms that they have a target release date in mind, but don’t hold it in high regard as community-based projects are often difficult to predict. The team explained, “Providing even an approximate estimated date won’t help us deliver Skywind faster and will result in disappointment if we’re delayed. It’ll be done when it’s done.” The website instead offers a means to “accelerate the development of Skywind” by encouraging creative fans to contribute through the project’s volunteer page.
What do you think? Are you loving how much work is being done on this Skyrim Morrowind mod, or are you more invested in the group’s Oblivion-based sister project Skyblivion? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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