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Bethesda’s ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ Will Fit On One Xbox 360 Disc
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Ever since Todd Howard made millions of gamers squeal with joy at the announcement of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, we’ve waited patiently for that 11/11/11 release date to finally arrive.

Now it’s only a couple short months away, and the various trailers and demos that we’ve seen of the game have shown us that this could just be the biggest and best game ever made.

With a game of that size, many assumed that Skyrim might end up on multiple discs when it comes to the Xbox 360 version, much like we saw with Mass Effect 2 and L.A. Noire. But Bethesda has a little surprise for us, with art director Matt Carofano confirming that Skyrim will, in fact, be on one single Xbox 360 disc.

This is good news for most fans who dislike having to get up and change discs, but at the same time, it’s also got other fans worrying. Will a game the size of Skyrim be able to deliver the same level of quality the PC and Blu–ray friendly PS3 versions will, or will we see a lower quality game.

The previous Elder Scrolls title, Oblivion, was one of the best games ever made, but one of its flaws on Xbox was that the enormous open–world map could lag at times as your traveled it quickly. And speaking of Oblivion, Carofano also said that Skyrim is around the same size, but “way more dense.”

Now I have nothing but the utmost faith in Bethesda and their ability to make the best game possible, and I can’t help but assume that if Todd Howard and company weren’t able to deliver a top–quality product on all three platforms, they would utilize multiple discs as necessary.

Still, it will be very interesting to see how this ultimately plays out. If Bethesda pulls off a game like this on one disc it will be an incredible feat, and that Game of the Year award most think it already has locked up will seem all the more likely.

Are you Xbox 360 users happy it will be on one disc, or are you nervous?

[Source: RipTen via Destructoid]

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13 Comments »

  1. Who cares about this? Does anybody use a X-box anymore? PS3 is the present and the future.

    Comment by Clausgori — August 30, 2011 @ 9:11 am

  2. I admit, when I first heard that news, I didn’t think of it as an exciting thing, I wondered exactly that, how CAN it fit on one disc?  I for one wouldn’t have minded swapping discs if need be.

    That being said, I’m utterly confident in Bethesda.

    Comment by Lorien Green — August 30, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

  3. I think the answer here is to read between the lines. It most likely fits on one 360 disc because it’s compressed and will have a huge HDD install instead.

    Comment by dubq — August 30, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

  4. Nervous, but I have faith in Bethesda Lol

    Comment by Jesse Hilton Lacy III — August 30, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

  5. Nervous, but I have faith in Bethesda Lol

    Comment by Jesse Hilton Lacy III — August 30, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

  6. Just took a dump.  What’d I miss?

    Comment by Sam Mitchell — August 31, 2011 @ 3:07 am

  7. probably the funniest thing i have ever heard. if i get a ps3. it’ll only be cos i am a dirty pirate.

    Comment by Goner_here — August 31, 2011 @ 8:47 am

  8. Who’ would play this on a console, anyway? The real strength of the Oblivion was its player-created content and you wont be allowed to do that on a console.  PC all the way, baby!

    Comment by Robert Weston2 — August 31, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

  9. console all the way for me. controls are far easier, i don’t need a beast rig, etc. However, i feel like i’m missing some damn good mods. :/

    Comment by Wesley Stacks — September 1, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

  10. console all the way for me. controls are far easier, i don’t need a beast rig, etc. However, i feel like i’m missing some damn good mods. :/

    Comment by Wesley Stacks — September 1, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

  11. seriously? more people have 360s than have ps3s . the 360 is great, you fanboy you. but i want the next xbox to have a blu ray drive, you’re right about that.

    Comment by Wesley Stacks — September 1, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

  12. seriously? more people have 360s than have ps3s . the 360 is great, you fanboy you. but i want the next xbox to have a blu ray drive, you’re right about that.

    Comment by Wesley Stacks — September 1, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

  13. Most (not all) multi platform titles tend to run and look a little better on the 360. Although I expected a multi disc release for this, I assume then that they have it set.

    Another point to raise here is that they have been mostly showing the 360 version at public events, so I find that kind of telling. Although I expect the PS3 version to run pretty well the same, I would not be surprised if there was some sort of compromise for the PS3 as the architecture of that system is very different.

    Its obviously no contest though – this game will look and run best on PC’s that are appropriately equipped. No debate about that at all.

    Comment by Craigsutherl — October 11, 2011 @ 12:47 am

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