Showing posts with label Role-Playing Game. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal

Gearbox unveils first exclusive look at Borderlands 3 gameplay with a live demo in a recent live-stream event.

It took seven years for developer Gearbox Software to team-up with publisher 2K Games to bring back their immensely popular looter shooter franchise of Borderlands by announcing Borderlands 3 back in March at PAX East 2019.

We already saw a teaser and a trailer by now, readying ourselves for a worldwide gameplay reveal offering a detailed look and it came in a long streaming event over Twitch and YouTube as CEO Randy Pitchford of Gearbox went full hands-on mode.

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Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal

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Here goes entire live-stream event for Borderlands 3 worldwide gameplay reveal with keynotes and live walkthrough footage.




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After taking over half an hour full of screenshots of in-game landscapes and other aspects, actual stream starts around 23:46 with a pre-show with Andrea Rene, Fran Mirabella and Greg Miller of Kinda Funny games before live demo presentation.

Borderlands have stuck within scorched planet Pandora for past two games and now they go beyond with Promethea and many different rocks. Although it will begin from the same planet but Vault Hunters will soon be heading for newer locations.

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Chaos With Mayhem

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According to Creative Director Paul Sage, single-player campaign for the game would roughly take an estimated 30 hours of looting and shooting. Player starts an adventure after choosing one of the four new characters with unique skill sets and abilities.

Lilith, a "Siren" character from 2009 original game returns to enlist players to hunt down a cult called Children of the Vault. She tasks you to collect a map containing secret vault locations around galaxy from CoV to thwart their recruitment process.

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Stepping into the boots of new character Amara, players are greeted by Claptrap on Meridian and starts exploring to find Atlas organization. Opening moments will get you up to speed with some basic gameplay mechanics of FPS.

Even though some core dynamics has changed, focus on shooting stuff is widened with inclusion of wide array of weapons. They vary in effects and use depending on their manufacturer company but sometime it can be hard to keep track of.

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Even More Boss Fights

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Not only this title is much longer in comparison to past Borderlands games, there are more boss fights for players to encounter. This will be a good routine to keep their skills growing and reward them by showering with loots.

There is a vending machine inside your home base Sanctuary III where every loot you ever missed during your playthrough is stored in one place. Art department of the game has done a very fine job in creating various arenas and levels.

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Finally, an official trailer is dropped to cram down everything that has already been discussed in a brief showcase.




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A short glimpse Troy and Tyreen Calypso of infamous Calypso Twins is also given at one point of the stream but we will probably get more on them later. Maybe, in a story trailer will give them a proper introduction with fitting a back-story in future.

Action role-playing first-person shooter Borderlands 3 will see worldwide release on September 13, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully, developer Gearbox would make a show at E3 2019 to reveal more info on this long-awaited game.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Confirmed by Voice Actor

A sequel for PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn is seemingly confirmed by voice actor Janina Gavankar.

Back in February 2019, developer Guerrilla Games celebrated second anniversary of release for their 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn that sold over 10 million copies worldwide to become one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games.

That level of success pretty much guarantees a sequel for this PS4-exclusive but rather than speculating, we have actress Janina Gavankar, who voiced a character named Tatai in Frozen Wilds DLC confirming its existence lately.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Confirmed by Voice Actor

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At Star Wars Celebration 2019 ongoing event on Chicago, Gavankar met a fan who was cosplaying as her character Iden Versio from story campaign of Star Wars Battlefront II, telling Janina that she got into playing HZD because of her.

Gavankar only replied her back saying,
It's incredible, wait 'til you see the sequel. You're gonna die. I know some secrets! You're gonna die.

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Their brief conversation was recorded on camera and Reddit user ninjyte pointed out to that Twitch clip, which has now been removed but since people never forgets anything on internet; we have found access to that moment.



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Gavankar has only confirmed that a sequel is indeed in works and her character Tatai from Frozen Wilds expansion is returning as well. It seems that the game is far from completion and probably in some early stage of development.

Even though Sony is skipping E3 2019, they can simply make a grand reveal through one of their upcoming State of Play episode. It can also launch sometime in 2020, same year when PlayStation 5 is also eyeing for release.

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Two years have passed and fans are excited to get a HZD sequel in spite of no announcement or anything from Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment but there are no reasons for them not wanting to continue making the next game.

Upon release, Horizon Zero Dawn turns out to be one of the most popular new PS4 franchises that surpassed other exclusive titles like God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End on the same platform in overall sales worldwide.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

After unexpected review bombing earlier, Borderlands 2 suddenly becomes one of most played games on Steam.

When developer Gearbox Software launched popular looter shooter title Borderlands 2 back in 2012, it became very popular among players and sold over 13 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful game from publisher 2K Games.

Now that it's much awaited sequel Borderlands 3 has been announced lately, Vault Hunters are getting back at it once again. It has picked a notable peak among PC gamers on Steam recently as one of the most played titles on the platform.

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Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

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Despite the game getting review bombed at the platform after an unpleasant discovery of it being an exclusive to Epic Games Store, players are taking their interest on the title again by giving it a massive boost on Steam charts.

At March 31, number of concurrent players started to rise above an average flow and by April 8, it quickly became one of the top 5 most played games on the platform when those numbers were pumped up to 59K and more.

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Borderlands 2 were an all-time high with a simultaneous number of 123,596 players back in September 2012 and this recent climb is nearly half of that. Aside from in anticipation of upcoming sequel, there are other potential reasons for this rise.

The game is now on sale at 75% discount on store and recent arrival of The Handsome Collection with remastered graphics were offered for free who already owned it and these factors surely contributed to spike some interest.

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Borderlands 2 Player Count on Steam Charts

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Besides, many players were just getting prepped up to get back to the series that is back after seven years and perhaps they want to show Gearbox that they are more than happy to wait until 2020 until exclusivity of Epic Store expires.

Whatever the real reasons were behind this sudden growth, it still is amazing that fans showing love to beloved Borderlands action role-playing shooter franchise, so much so that they gave it an impressive 500% increase in average player count.

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Fans of the series cheered in joy when Borderlands 3 was revealed at PAX East last month but a major fraction among them from PC platform were angry when it was revealed to be an Epic Games Store exclusive for first six months.

They didn't like it a bit and started review bombing Borderlands 2 on Steam and while Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford added more fuel to that rage machine; Steam actually took steps in retaining its former "Overwhelmingly Positive" score.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Borderlands 3 Release Date

Gearbox brings back original looter-shooter for this year when Borderlands 3 will unleash all-new mayhem on September 2019.

Finally, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games has confirmed their upcoming action role-playing first-person shooter title Borderlands 3 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 13, 2019 as early leaks suggested.

Even though they already made known publicly of the arrival of their latest installment of popular looter shooter series at PAX East, Gearbox came up with an official announcement trailer to reveal major details as they promised.

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Borderlands 3 Release Date

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A mayhem-fueled official trailer is released to introduce characters and premise of newest Borderlands adventure.




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Encapsulating general energy of the franchise, the trailer showcased new Vault Hunters, revealed their special abilities, got us a new glimpse of the bad guys and then rain showered guns from a number count of more than a billion.

Four new ragtag playable characters have also debuted in the trailer that is fully customizable and ready to kick some bucket. Lock and load with Moze, who can summon her Iron Bear mech by digitally constructing it out of nowhere for extra firepower.

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As a Siren, Amara is able to generate ethereal fists for muscler aid and former hitman Zane brings a lot of gadgets in fight. FL4K is a "Beastmaster" robot among their ranks who call in surrounding some battle-pets for combat.

Then there are hipster looking evil Calypso Twins, who are looking forward to assemble all bandit clans in a quest to acquire ultimate power within the galaxy with a very simple plan of causing total destruction of everything.

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Seamless Co-Op Action

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Players can join and team up in both local and online multiplayer game with fellow Vault Hunters despite having different levels or mission progress status. If you preferred classic co-op rules of Borderlands 2 better, that is also an option.

Like it was leaked though a series of now non-existing Tweets, the game indeed is launching on PC as a timed exclusive for Epic Games Store and will not be available on other digital outlets until April 2020, which irritates majority of players on PC platform.

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Gold Weapon Skins Pack

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Pre-order for the game is currently open and purchasing Standard Edition will cost you only $59.99. You will receive gold weapon skins as bonus for pre-purchase and can get a free PS4 theme on PlayStation Store along with a Psycho Mask, which is only for UK.

Both Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition are bundled with Season Pass and additional content would be priced $79.99 and $99.99 respectively. Spending $249.99 will get you tons of more goodies in a Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition.

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Borderlands 3 Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition

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Aside from all the crazy loot showering variant editions of the game, you can still enjoy grabbing more loot than any other previous releases for sure. Previously shown guns with legs can also verbally abuse enemies while chasing them down! Cool, right?

Making an anticipated comeback after so many years, Borderlands 3 hypes up many old-school fans but also disappoints a fraction by choosing Epic Games over Steam. Nevertheless, Gearbox will return with an official gameplay reveal event on May 1.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

It was leaked via a series of official Tweets that Borderlands 3 would arrive on September 13 as an Epic Games Store exclusive.

Only days have passed since developer Gearbox Software announced their much anticipated action role-playing game Borderlands 3 in association with publisher 2K Games at PAX East 2019 followed by a "Mask of Mayhem" teaser earlier.

No select platform for this upcoming looter shooter has been confirmed yet and so is an official date of release but apparently PC version of the game is going to be an Epic Games Store exclusive, according to a now deleted official Tweet.

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Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

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Among a series of Tweets from Borderlands official Twitter account was a release date of September 13 when they referenced the game as "Mayhem" just like many times they did before but ended up deleting it because it was way too early.

If that is true then previous theories of it coming on October 2019 is debunked and a brief clip that was posted in a follow-up Tweet also has hint at the title being heading towards Epic Games' digital distribution platform on launch as well.

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Lucky for us, Twitter user Wario64 has pulled it out of internet archive and posted for everyone to take a look at.



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People initially thought of it as a sort of "April Fool" prank but then again, why would someone joke about a long-awaited game that is nothing but a jerk move unless it was not meant to come out right now and maybe on a later date?

There is a brief footage on the second deleted Tweet which has the Epic Games Store logo at bottom left beside 2K and Gearbox, which doesn't give away anything about its exclusivity essentially but surprisingly, we see no logo for Steam there.

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Whatever doubts anyone had on their minds regarding these sudden leaks are later addressed by Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford and he gave us some pretty strong hints at where they are going in terms of distribution in a series of Tweets.

Pitchford directly said nothing about their stand on the situation of the game being a timed exclusive and neither denied nor confirmed anything officially.



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Pitchford also pointed out that the upcoming FPS title would be a timed exclusive for at least six months on Epic. He also brought up their support for cross-platform play for PC and consoles but irritated fans are still vouching for releasing it to Steam.

Though he cleverly pointed everyone to 2K Games and Take-Two Interactive for further queries by stating they do not decide which partner or platform to choose when it comes to circulation, fans are yet not happy about moving over to Epic Games.

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Being an Epic Games Store exclusive is not actually a bad thing but considering their launcher having a series of issues including account security; Steam is a better choice for PC gamer base who does not like to shop on other platforms.

Besides, all of previous Borderlands games are still on Valve's distribution outlet and are quite popular on the platform. Therefore, making Borderlands 3 a high-profile exclusive to their rival store makes it somewhat awkward and very surprising move.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Borderlands 3 Announced

With an official developer trailer, Gearbox Software finally announces long-awaited game Borderlands 3 at PAX East.

So, developer Gearbox Software has teased a reveal for their next game at PAX East on Twitter earlier and many have guessed that it is going to be none other than long-anticipated action role-playing title Borderlands 3 for all the obvious reasons.

Then came a teaser trailer titled "Mask of Mayhem" that gave away existence of upcoming Borderlands game and finally, they ended up officially announcing what everyone was hoping for with a brief look gameplay footage in same old cel-shaded graphics.

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Borderlands 3 Announced

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Take a look at the official developer trailer for upcoming Borderlands 3 game by Gearbox and publisher 2K Games.




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We noticed many recurring features common to the known franchise where four player ragtag squad of Vault Hunters minding their own business among big mechs running rampant within a huge playing field for shooting each other out.

Familiar faces like Brick, Ellie, Lilith, Marcus, Maya, Mordecai and Tiny Tina are shown briefly, there were four new characters that are possibly going to take lead. Each of these Vault Hunters displays their amazingly unique abilities in battlefield.

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Whether or not they are all back in planet Pandora, there are giant robots and hideous mutant creatures wandering around desert wastelands cities, and swam areas to get shot. Two new villains are introduced as well without given any details on them.

Borderlands has a tradition of showering players with tons of loot mostly in forms of weapons and developers have included a ridiculous number of guns for the next chapter, which is more than one billion and some of them even have legs!

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A remastered version of the original game from 2009 titled Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is coming next week for players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This one will feature all four DLC packs alongside new cosmetic items and weapons.

Although Gearbox Software has yet to confirm fans of a possible release date or available platforms, publisher 2K Games have promised to reveal more Borderlands 3 information on April 3, 2019, which is only a week away from now.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Final Fantasy VII Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

Timeless classic role-playing game Final Fantasy VII from Square Enix comes to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Although developer/publisher Square Enix originally intended to release their flagship role-playing title Final Fantasy VII to release on Nintendo 64 back in 1997, they ended up choosing PlayStation console for superior hardware capacity.

Obviously, it did not worked very well between them at that point but clearly, both parties were able to ease up their differences in the past 22 years as FFVII has finally landed on Nintendo Switch today along with Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy VII Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

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The game was originally being developed as a 3D title during the SNES era but Square Enix had to move to PS platform due to increased storage capacity it offered and some technical boundaries they faced on Nintendo system at that time.

Afterwards, these companies have moved on with their business and both flourished in their own way. It was finally announced back in September 2018, that the iconic JRPG title would arrive on Switch and Xbox consoles at an early point this year.

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Official Twitter account of Final Fantasy game also noted that the title is currently available on Microsoft Store and Nintendo eShop, priced $15.99 only.



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FFVII is set in a world where mega-corporation Shinra Electric Power Company has rose to power and their actions were threatening all that ever existed. Resistance was soon formed by an eco-terrorist group called AVALANCHE to halt their efforts.

Playing as protagonist Cloud Strife, you are in for a classic RPG experience based on turn-based combat system and unique character customization options while you attempt to save the world from a superhuman antagonist named Sephiroth.

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Final Fantasy VII is sure to hit players with a couple of nostalgia factor that made this legendary franchise so special. Whether you are an old-school fan or a newcomer to it, you can still appreciate the game in terms of gameplay, graphics and memorable soundtracks.

Apparently, FF7 is often regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time and a currently a high-definition remake of the classic is in works for PlayStation 4 to release on a foreseeable future, which is roughly estimated anytime before 2023.

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Switch and Xbox has already seen launch of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in accords to Final Fantasy Legacy Collection announcement from last year.

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! has arrived on Nintendo handheld earlier but it skipped Microsoft console. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition and Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster are yet to see release on the above-mentioned platforms though.

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Elder Scrolls Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Bethesda attempts to celebrate 25 years of The Elder Scrolls by giving away TES: Morrowind and offering much more.

One of the video game franchises that specialize in epic fantasy of action role-playing on an open world has to be The Elder Scrolls franchise by developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks and today, it marks an amazing milestone of completing 25 years.

This significant journey begins back on March 25, 1994, when action RPG title The Elder Scrolls: Arena debuted for MS-DOS system and spawned a series of sequels that carried its legacy forward to PC platform and then to modern day gaming consoles.

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The Elder Scrolls Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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Aside from gaining critical acclamation, games set within fictional pre-medieval styled TES universe have sold 50 million copies worldwide till date while many of them won several "Game of the Year" awards for unique gameplay aesthetic.

Obviously, Bethesda is on a mode for celebrating this event and arranges bunch of giveaway to appreciate for all the fan-support they got over these years. So, what better way to initiate other than the title that got them recognition and fame in the first place?

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
You are welcome to long in or sign up with a Bethesda account to receive a digital free copy PC version of Morrowind by simply using redeem code "TES25TH-MORROWIND" to enter the volcanic island of Vvardenfell for a memorable journey.

Originally offered only for a single day of celebration, developers have later considered extending that time period till Sunday, March 31 due to increasing demand from fans and technical difficulties on their part.

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Free on Bethesda.net

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The Elder Scrolls Online
Head over to Tamriel for a week long "Free Play Event" experience full of MMORPG action that involves granting you access to Elder Scrolls Online base game. It will start on Thursday, March 28 and intends to run until April 3, 2019 on all available platforms.

When your journey eventually to comes to an end after Free Play Event, you can enjoy a limited time discount sale on Standard Edition of ESO that lasts until April 9 and Summerset expansion pack before April 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

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Return to Tamriel

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Prologue
Season of the Dragon already kick starts with Wrathstone DLC pack that challenges you to conquer two new dungeons and keep exploring into dangerous places in search for two pieces of mystically powerful Wrathstone tablet.

Upcoming "Elsweyr" expansion is yet to arrive on ESO but players can still have an experience to let loose some fiery terror on Khajiit people with "Elsweyr Prologue" that is already available and does not require a pre-purchase to take part.

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Season of the Dragon

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Skyrim and More
On a thoughtful note, Bethesda invites all TES: Legends players to claim their 25th Anniversary special bundle card with three more card packs. Then, also don't forget to bag Nordic Jewelry Creation for free on Skyrim Special Edition.

We would like give everyone playing on console a friendly reminder of having a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership before jumping right into "Free Play Event" in order to participate via PS4 and Xbox One respectively.

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TES: Morrowind has single handedly turned the tides of entire series when it became a huge success for the studio, which then sets premise for both Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that becomes best-selling titles of all time.

Celebrate these festive offerings by downloading Morrowind or enjoying a thrilling free week to warm up for a possible announcement or reveal for upcoming The Elder Scrolls VI at E3 2019, even though it is still a month away from now.