The Skyrim Special Edition received an update, adding in Steam Deck support, new paid mods, and more.
Good news for fans of re-released, upgraded, renewed games that came out about three years before the average Fortnite player was born: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition has a brand-new update that finally adds full Steam Deck support, so you can thoroughly enjoy that intro we've all seen far too many times while on the toilet.
Also, PC players can now enjoy the game properly on ultrawide monitors, and a new Creations Menu, which combines Creation Club and mods, has been added.
For those not in the know, Creation Club is a place where community members can effectively sell their own mods. It's a decent enough initiative in that we like people being paid for their work, but anything like this, where a company creates a marketplace for such items, makes us a bit nervous.
We'll choose to be optimistic about this whole thing, though, because it's been a long year, and we could all do with a boost. So, players can now head into the Creations menu to quickly browse through things like unique expansions, dungeons, weapons, companions, and even special homes. Players who've already purchased creations or have money in that system can still use that, although prices will change as of 12th December.
We'll definitely be keen to check out how well-modded versions of Skyrim Special Edition work on the Steam Deck. While the base game may run smoothly now, we're not sure how much players can add to and change the base game before the Steam Deck calls them names and goes to sleep instead of trying to run Skyrim.
We'll do some testing of that, so keep your eyes peeled for more coverage on this from us.