If you picked up all of the Skyrim DLC then the new Special Edition is available to you for free, otherwise it could cost you up to $50. The question of whether to install it or not is on the minds of many gamers, including the gang over at Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN. The answer is simple if you have installed dozens of mods and have them playing nicely together; do not. This new version will not support those mods nor will you be able to load saves from them, though there is a way for those with less common aspect ratios to be able to play.
For those uninterested in mods or who want to start all over again, there have been reports of sound issues and many of the old bugs are back; expect a lot of flying if your FPS can top 60 if your machine can play the new version that is. As far as the new graphical features such as lighting do not measure up to the unmodded original with the high resolution texture pack as you can see in the image from RPS below. It has no hope of matching the quality of some of the various existing mods that make the game almost photo realistic. All is not lost, this could be a great platform upon which modders can redo existing mods or create new ones but for the most part this launch is disturbingly reminiscent of the original launch of the game.
"I switched repeatedly between it and an unmodded Skyrim original install with Bethesda’s official high-res texture pack added in, and it didn’t take long to reach that perfect pitch of meaningless insanity that is deciding between two different shades of white to paint your bathroom. Ultimately, I came damned closed to preferring the original."
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