The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion remake could be coming to Xbox and PlayStation

July 31, 2023

A new leak suggests that a remake of The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion is in development at Virtuos Games. The leak, which comes from a now-deleted post on the r/GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit, claims that the remake is using Unreal Engine 5 and will be released before the end of 2024 or early 2025.

Is it a remaster? Is it a remake? Well, the source of the leak is said to be a former employee of Virtuos Games, who claims that the project is codenamed “Altar.” The leaker also says that the remake will be a “remaster/remake,” meaning that it will be a mix of updated graphics and gameplay with some elements of the original game remaining intact.

“It is done using a pairing system, so it means that the remaster is running using both an Unreal Engine 5 project, and the old Oblivion one. For example, new graphics are rendered in the UE5 project, but most of the gameplay/physics/etc is still done in Oblivion,” the leaker says. Though,

Though, it’s better to take always take leaks with a grain of salt. The RPG that was released in 2006 was accessible on Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 platforms. Consequently, it would be logical for the remastered edition of the game to be launched on Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S consoles and PlayStation 4 and 5 to cater to a wider audience.

In 2021, Microsoft acquired Bethesda, and since then, the Xbox console has been thriving. Although there was a 13% decline in hardware sales, the Xbox community remains enthusiastic about Microsoft’s upcoming triple-A title, Starfield, scheduled for release in September.

What are your thoughts on The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion remake? Is it possible that this is becoming a reality? Let us know in the comments!

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