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Rumor: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Remake is in Development

Rumor: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Remake is in Development - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 September 2023 / 4,058 Views

A remake of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is currently being developed at Virtuos Games, the studio that is currently co-developing the remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

This is according to a Reddit user who claims to be a former employee at Virtuos Games, in a deleted post on the GamingLeaksAndRumors subreddit, that was reported by Xfire.

The former employee claims Virtuos Games is working on five different projects. The biggest project is said to be called Altar, which is described as a "remaster/remake of Oblivion." It isn't known if it is a remaster or remake as the development team using a pairing system that uses "both an Unreal Engine 5 project, and the old Oblivion one." 

Rumor: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Remake is in Development

Virtuos Games Paris is said to be leading development, however, Black Shamrock is helping the studio "for the art." 

The former employees says the game is expected to be out before the end of 2024 or by early 2025, "depending mostly on if it's a remake or remaster."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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shikamaru317 (on 31 July 2023)

Really hope this leaker is legit. Now that Xbox said in court proceedings that TES 6 is likely a 2028 or later release, 5 or more years away, TES fans could really use a remake of either Morrowind or Oblivion to help hold us over until TES 6 releases. Sure there are fan-made remakes of both Morrowind and Oblivion within the Skyrim engine in development, both aiming for release by 2025, but those aren't official remakes and of course will be PC only since they are Skyrim mods unlikely to be allowed on the console mod stores, so it would be nice to get an official remake on console.

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VAMatt shikamaru317 (on 01 August 2023)

I feel bad for those people that have been working on a remake if an official remake comes out

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shikamaru317 VAMatt (on 02 August 2023)

Yeah, it would be a real shame for the Skyblivion dev team after they have spent like 9 years making it, to have an official remaster/remake release in 2024 or early 2025 like this leaker suggests, likely shortly before Skyblivion's planned 2025 release. However, Skyblivion should still see a good amount of player support on PC regardless, simple because it's a Skyrim mod, meaning that quite alot of Skyrim's huge mod collection will work with it. By comparison, it reads like this Oblivion remake won't be compatible with existing Oblivion mods, seeing as it is being built on some kind of hybrid of Unreal Engine 5 and Oblivion's original Gamebryo engine. Honestly, that engine sounds like a recipe for poor mod support all around on this official remake, so I doubt that modding fans will like this official remake very much at all, and will gravitate towards Skyblivion for it's modability.

So it seems to me like most of those who prefer an official experience with no mods will go with the official remake, while the fans of modded Skyrim on PC will likely prefer Skyblivion. And of course because the Skyblivion mod is unlikely to be ported to the Xbox version of Skyrim, the official remake will likely be the only option on Xbox consoles, so it will get plenty of sales and Gamepass plays there. So hopefully both will get enough players to be a worthwhile endeavor for their respective dev teams.

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rapsuperstar31 (on 31 July 2023)

I think this was my first western rpg, I played it for 20 minutes when it came out, got bored killing rats in the dungeon and gave up on it. A friend made me go back and play it saying it was a great game after you get out of the dungeon, so I did try it again years later and really loved the game and dlc. I would play the remake if it is true.

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shikamaru317 rapsuperstar31 (on 31 July 2023)

Similar story for me. I bought Oblivion as my first 360 game alongside my console. Made it through that rough first sewer dungeon and finally into the open world, which was glorious and beautiful graphically by early 2006 standards. Then I accidentally saved after stealing something with a guard attacking me, and ended up soft-locking the game as a result. Didn't want to do a restart and trudge through that sewer dungeon again, so I just quit the game. Years later, after playing and enjoying Fallout 3 and just a few months before Skyrim released I went back and restarted Oblivion to finish it before Skyrim released. It felt and looked quite dated by 2011, but I still enjoyed it (though not as much as Skyrim). Would definitely play a remake of Oblivion if they make one, or a remake of Morrowind since I never played it.

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dane007 shikamaru317 (on 01 August 2023)

Oblivion was my first introduction to the world of elder scrolls. Played the game min 4 times !

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Pemalite shikamaru317 (on 01 August 2023)

The irony here is that the PC had a mod which skipped the sewer part.

I would love to see a remake of Morrowind and Oblivion, I was holding out for Skywind and Skyblivion to fill that void.

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Imaginedvl (on 31 July 2023)

No fucking way... I mean this would be amazing but I have hard time believing it :D

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Zkuq (on 01 August 2023)

If true, I hope they're also going to touch the RPG mechanics a bit - namely improving attributes. Because of the way leveling works, you can get a different amount of points to pour into attributes per level, depending on what you do in the game. It kind of makes sense, but it can also be quite annoying.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 01 August 2023)

Would have preferred if Morrowind was remade first, but this is still great.

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Ayla (on 31 July 2023)

I tried playing it back in 06. I thought the graphics were ugly even back then. I will definitely check it out this time.

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Pemalite Ayla (on 01 August 2023)

On PC they were anything but ugly, especially when you threw mods at it in 2006.

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Chazore (on 31 July 2023)

The decade of remakes and remaining live services/BR's: the generation.

We probably won't be seeing this till some of us hit 60.

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G2ThaUNiT (on 31 July 2023)

I will lose my collective mind!!! Oblivion is by far my personal favorite Elder Scrolls game, so to see it properly modernized without the need for mods will be a godsend!

Although I still am looking forward to the Skyblivion mod, but that would put the 2 games near head to head with each other since the mod isn't expected to release till 2025.

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Kakadu18 G2ThaUNiT (on 31 July 2023)

You are a collective?

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G2ThaUNiT Kakadu18 (on 31 July 2023)

My excitement will be so high it will surpass the excitement of what a single person could have xD

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Kakadu18 G2ThaUNiT (on 31 July 2023)


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Pemalite G2ThaUNiT (on 01 August 2023)

Keep in mind that Skyblivion is remaking the Oblivion game in the Skyrim engine, it does have a ton of areas where it will fall short in the modern era in regards to rendering.

A remake targeting current hardware would be a massive step up.

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Random_Matt (on 31 July 2023)
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