No, Skyrim Isn’t Coming to PS4, Xbox One

UPDATE: Bethesda marketing guru Pete Hines took to Twitter this morning to label the Skyrim Xbox One, PS4 listing as a bug and the Bethesda announcement invitation as a hoax:


Original story:

Credit the dearth of worthwhile launch titles on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with making this the hot rumor of the day: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles.

The vigilant, watchful eyes of NeoGaf noticed that the official product listing page for Skyrim on Bethesda’s website listed the RPG for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC… and Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Here’s the screencap proof:

The listing has since been removed (corrected?), so it could very well have been an error of some sort. A strange error, given that Skyrim was released in 2011 and there doesn’t appear to be any reason to update the platforms listing, but a mistake nonetheless. The ‘PS4 and XBOX ONE’ not in bold like the rest of the text is one indication.

However, it could also be an accidental leak, and as NeoGaf noted, Bethesda is currently sending out email invitations to those who subscribe to receive updates from the Bethesda Store. The invite indicates Bethesda will be making a “very special announcement” on January 12. So we could find out on Sunday if indeed Bethesda intends to release Skyrim on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Because nothing says “next gen” like a 2011 game designed for consoles. Sigh.

Sorry, as an early adopter of the Xbox One, I’m thoroughly frustrated that, at the moment, I don’t even use it as a game console. It’s really more my Xbox Netflix/Hulu Machine.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Skyrim. I’ve logged countless hours in the PC version and it was, by the slightest of margins over Portal 2, my 2011 game of the year. I’m just saddened knowing that when I feel like playing a game right now, firing up my $500 Xbox One doesn’t even cross my mind.

End tangent. I’ve contacted Bethesda for comment on the Skyrim listing and will update this post with any response.

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6 Comments on No, Skyrim Isn’t Coming to PS4, Xbox One


On January 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm

captain obvious strikes again


On January 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

I’m actually about in the same boat at this point.

While I am close to finishing the main story of DC Universe and I’m wrapping up RESOGUN; I’m itching to something next-gen on my next-gen console.


On January 9, 2014 at 8:38 pm

As cool as it may be, it can never measure up to the PC version due the ridiculous amount of user made content. Also, Bethseda has a tendency to support their games like a shady warranty. If on 11/11/11 they had plans to support and develop content for Skyrim for exactly “x” number of days, the moment that day ends Bethseda stops.

That’s probably why Oblivion and Skyrim have soo many bugs, not game breaking but clearly there. (Again a plus for PC, the unofficial bug patches are so numerous most every bug has been fixed by now)


On January 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

I’ve actually given some serious thought to picking up the PS4 version of Tomb Raider just so I’d have something to play since I haven’t been terribly thrilled with AC4, but then I figured paying $60 for a game that isn’t quite a year old yet was pushing it considering I already have the PS3 version. As far as Skyrim goes, I’d rather Bethesda focus its time and resources into whatever they’re making next, not a port of a two-year-old game.


On January 11, 2014 at 6:06 am

Maybe they could make a game in Cyrodiil where Cyrodiil actually looks like what they said it was going to be like (i.e. interesting) instead of the generic medieval European blandscape they used for Oblivion.