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Bethesda already ported Skyrim to Xbox One - there's just one problem

Bethesda already has Skyrim (opens in new tab) running on Xbox One. It's done! Ready to go! Tell us the pre-order bonuses! There's just one teensy issue: the studio only ported Skyrim as a new-gen exercise in the lead-up to Fallout 4 (opens in new tab), and it doesn't seem to have any plans to actually release it.

"The first thing we did was port Skyrim to Xbox One," game director Todd Howard told Game Informer (opens in new tab). "Don't get your hopes up yet."

There's a lot more to remaking / remastering / definitively editioning a game than just getting it to run on new hardware, of course. But considering how Skyrim is the third-most requested game (opens in new tab) for Xbox One backwards compatibility, it probably wouldn't take much more than that to get a bunch of people to buy it all over again.

If knowing that there's a current-gen Skyrim sitting on a hard drive somewhere and you can't play it threatens to drive you mad, you can always pretend your gas-guzzling shishkebab (opens in new tab) is a magic sword when Fallout 4 is released on November 10.

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I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.