Skyblivion: Official Thread

Krenum

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Absolutely incredible work these folks are doing!

Didn't find a threaded dedicated to this so I will take it upon myself & try to update it as much as possible when new information is given about this project.

For those that do not know, this is a project by the Elder Scrolls modding community that has been in development since 2012.
Homepage:
https://skyblivion.com/
Mod Author home:
https://www.youtube.com/c/Rebelzize/featured


Skyblivion Teaser trailer





Episode 1
Sep 26, 2020
 
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It'd be crazy when either this or a beyond skyrim region releases.

I'm tempted to put more faith in skyblivion as the scope seems more achievable than beyond skyrim with from scratch quests etc...
 

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It'd be crazy when either this or a beyond skyrim region releases.

I'm tempted to put more faith in skyblivion as the scope seems more achievable than beyond skyrim with from scratch quests etc...
Skyblivion will eventually be released. Its too far along now not to be. People gotta remember too, this is a free project, nobody is getting paid to work on it. It is going on its tenth year in development, but the last couple of years it has really gained traction and popularity.
 

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I'm assuming that this will be standalone only; Steam distributing Skyrim mods was a nice gesture, but the limit on 100mb means you end-up with mostly useless shit / mods broken-up that shouldn't have been.

I'm definitely up for playing Oblivion in Skyrim, as the leveling was completely broken in that game. I'd also like to pay the
Oblivion main story line, as it doesn't involve randomized attacks from dragons.
 
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If Bethesda is watching this and waiting for release to shut it down I would hope they would instead be cool about it and back it as an official remaster instead, like Valve did with Black Mesa.
I don't think they would. Its been out in the public eye for a decade. If they shut this down , they would have to shut every mod for every one of their games down as well. The modders are just using assets form the Creation Kit tool to make it anyways.

But I guess there is always a chance. That would be supremely shitty of them. Seeing how they always talk about how they love the Bethesda modding community.
 

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Let's not forget Microsoft owns/controls Bethesda now. Given their stance on games being built on UWP which is not mod friendly, and I can see many projects like this getting a cease and desist order delivered to the project lead's front door. Hopefully MS proves me wrong.
 

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I'm assuming that this will be standalone only; Steam distributing Skyrim mods was a nice gesture, but the limit on 100mb means you end-up with mostly useless shit / mods broken-up that shouldn't have been.

That's what Skyrim Nexus is for.

If Bethesda is watching this and waiting for release to shut it down I would hope they would instead be cool about it and back it as an official remaster instead, like Valve did with Black Mesa.
If history has shown us anything, it's the Bethesda will make the dumbest decision possible, and then double-down when the backlash hits.
 

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So happy to see an update from these guys on the progress of the mod and that they are still working on it. I really hope this makes it to full release. Oblivion is my favorite Elder Scrolls game of all time.

 

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So happy to see an update from these guys on the progress of the mod and that they are still working on it. I really hope this makes it to full release. Oblivion is my favorite Elder Scrolls game of all time.


I just hope that with Zenimax now having a subsidiary dedicated to remakes and remasters that they won't shut this down after being passionately worked on for so many years. If I understand correctly Bethesda gave this recreation their blessing, but now that they're owned by Microsoft nothing would surprise me.
 

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I just hope that with Zenimax now having a subsidiary dedicated to remakes and remasters that they won't shut this down after being passionately worked on for so many years. If I understand correctly Bethesda gave this recreation their blessing, but now that they're owned by Microsoft nothing would surprise me.
Modding has always been a staple of Elder Scrolls games, so if the call does come that Skyblivion has been shut down we'll know it was from Microsoft. However I think Microsoft has earned a lot of respect from gamers ever since Phil Spencer took over with their gamer-first mentality. But we will see.

Also I don't see why it would be blocked. I have a feeling Oblivion will never be remade officially. It's too much work with all the other projects being worked on, and that would be an enormous undertaking. Who knows...
 

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I just hope that with Zenimax now having a subsidiary dedicated to remakes and remasters that they won't shut this down after being passionately worked on for so many years. If I understand correctly Bethesda gave this recreation their blessing, but now that they're owned by Microsoft nothing would surprise me.
I would hope that Micro$oft wouldn't try to can this project, its been going on for too long. But...we all remember Halo.

If anything, Microsoft should help the project along by funding it.
 

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There was a walkthrough streamed on Sunday. Unfortunately the quality is shitty at only 720p with streaming artifacts galore.

 

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Skyblivion will be 100% FREE, but in order to play, we require our users to own both Skyrim and Oblivion including the DLC listed below, without these requirements our installer will not install the mod.

Oblivion DLC
  • Knights of the Nine
  • Shivering Isles
Skyrim DLC
  • Dawnguard
  • Hearthfire
  • Dragonborn

I had to check on this for myself lol.. I actually own Oblivion + all DLC on CD/DVD... and Skyrim Special Edition contains all of the required DLC... so if you own that you're good there.

BTW that livestream is great.. long but great.. those guys are cool as shit. I am kind of hyped for this.
 

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The Fall Forest is complete:

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Is there an ETA for this?

I wanted to try Skyrim VR, would be cool if this worked with it
 

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Maybe next year we'll see an open beta? I'm fairly positive this is the only completed area, and I'd bet money that it's only "complete" in the sense that the landscape is finished. I'm sure they still have to complete the dungeons and populate the interiors, not to mention, all the quests.
 

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Maybe next year we'll see an open beta? I'm fairly positive this is the only completed area, and I'd bet money that it's only "complete" in the sense that the landscape is finished. I'm sure they still have to complete the dungeons and populate the interiors, not to mention, all the quests.
It's definitely going to still be a while. The team are made up of hobbyists and they're trying to recreate the entire game from scratch so as to not get into any legal troubles. For what it's worth a PR person for the team earlier this year said that the end of the project is in sight, so maybe another year or two optimistically. It's already been over 9 years since the project started.
 
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