Ambitious Morrowind Fan Remake Skywind Shows Off New Gameplay Footage

Ambitious Morrowind Fan Remake Skywind Shows Off New Gameplay Footage

There’s some new footage from Skywind, the fan remake of The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, showing the work in progress in this Skyrim-based project.

Many fans are not yet ready to turn their backs on Morrowind, the third entry in Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls franchise, and gameplay footage from the fan remake Skywind shows off the work the team has put into the project so far. While Skyrim is regarded as the highest-selling installment in the fantasy series, TES3 still enjoys a dedicated following, with the game considered by many to be a classic in the RPG genre.

For those who don’t know, Skywind is an unofficial remake of Morrowind in Skyrim‘s engine and is being developed by a host of fans and volunteers. It takes the former and rebuilds it to bring it closer in visual acuity to the latter. However, the team is committed to maintaining what made TES3 so iconic back in the day, so it will keep everything players love about the old-school game, while giving it a graphical facelift using Bethesda’s Creation Engine toolkit. The project has been in the works pretty much since Skyrim released, and now some footage of the remake has emerged.


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As spotted by PC Gamer, fans who have been interested in this modern take on Morrowind can now check out 20 minutes of gameplay footage, which demonstrates what the game currently looks like. In the video, the player can be seen adventuring around Molag Amur, a volcanic region on the southeast of Vvardenfell. Those familiar with both Morrowind and Skyrim will immediately notice the visual improvement to the former. What’s also interesting is the use of full voice acting, something the original game didn’t feature, largely due to limitations at the time. While the video shows Skywind with TES5 assets, such as the UI and in-game compass, it still looks and feels like the influential 2002 RPG.

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For many older gamers, it’s hard to imagine that Morrowind is now 20 years old. It’s aged dramatically over the decades, but its unique visuals set it apart from anything that came before or after it in The Elder Scrolls series. At the time of writing, there’s no word on when Skywind will release, but anyone interested in playing it will need legitimate copies of Skyrim: Special Edition and Morrowind: Game of the Year, which includes the Bloodmoon and Tribunal expansions.

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After all these years, it’s good to see that people are still tinkering with Morrowind, albeit in this case it’s a full remake. Skywind is not just a way for fans to play TES3 in a more modern engine, it’s also a testament to how far video game development has advanced over the past two decades.

The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind released in 2002 for PC and the original Xbox.

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Source: PC Gamer, Skywind


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