Its been about a decade since Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released for the PS3, Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 back on November 11th back in 2011. The open world 3D RPG was developed by Bethesda using the Creation Engine with the setting of the game taking place 200 years following the events of the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion game from 2006. Since its initial release Elder Scrolls V has been seen as a cult classic and is often regarded as one of the best RPG video games of the early 10’s. The popularity of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim lead to the game being ported for the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch between 2016 and 2017. The main story of Elder Scrolls V along with the side quests provided players with at least 60-70 hours of gameplay. There also a variety of features within Skyrim including character customization, class system along with the open world map designs that impressed many people. In terms of sales Skyrim was extremely successful following its release since it managed to generate $450 million in revenue within its first week in retail. During its lifespan in retail since its release in 2011 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has managed to earn Bethesda approximately $1,390,000,000 revenue.
In fact, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is considered to be one of the best selling video games of the 10’s decade and quite possibly of all-time. In the past ten years Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has reached over 30 million copies sold worldwide which speaks volumes about how popular the critically acclaimed RPG was and still is today. The downloadable expansion packs including Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn from ‘12-‘13 served as great additional content; which added to the overall replay value of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Aside from having a game engine which probably considered obsolete in the year 2021; Elder Scrolls V looked amazing in terms of visuals for its time and had a great storyline with nearly endless tasks to keep players preoccupied for an extended period of time. It would be great to see Bethesda remaster Elder Scrolls V for current generation consoles like the PlayStation 5 & Xbox One. However, its very likely that in November 2022 Bethesda will finally release Elder Scrolls VI on the eleven year anniversary of Skyrim which is November 11th of next year.