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Elder Scrolls: Oblivion gets stunning 4K remaster

Richard Lee Breslin

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Elder Scrolls: Oblivion gets stunning 4K remaster

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda

While The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is without question the most popular entry in Bethesda’s fantasy RPG series, 2006’s Oblivion comes a close second.

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I’ll always remember the opening moments of Oblivion, waking from a prison cell, escaping through the dungeons with Emperor Uriel aka Patrick Stewart, only to be suddenly framed for his murder. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was an epic adventure that will not soon be forgotten that in some ways with its stunning and vast open world, shaped what would eventually become 2011’s Skyrim.

Check out The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion trailer below!

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Recently, rumours have been circulating that Oblivion is getting an official remake from Bethesda. Obviously, those rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt until proven otherwise, though we hope it won’t be at the detriment of The Elder Scrolls VI, which was revealed five years ago and we still have no clue what it’s about! Seriously Bethesda, what gives?!

Thankfully, until that official remake of Oblivion may or may not arrive, the wonderful modding community is on the case with its own stunning 4K remaster. The wonderful modder that we have to thank for the ‘HD Textures’ is Bobobass84.

The mod which comes in at 7.8GB download modernises the visuals of the 17-year-old game with glorious AI-enhanced 4K textures. However, as mentioned by DSOGaming, once those 7.8GB files are unzipped onto your PC hard drive, you will need 21GB of free storage space. The mod in question is available now via Nexusmods.

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What’s more, not only does the mod enhance the visuals of the base game, but also its DLC, including the expansion ‘Knights of the Nine’. It’s mods like this which make me a little jealous that I’m not a PC gamer.

In somewhat related news, Fallout 3 is being remade using Fallout 4’s Creation Engine and the results are truly fantastic.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is out now for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Furthermore, it’s also backwards compatible with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

Topics: Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls, PC, Mods

Richard Lee Breslin
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