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Skyrim gets eye-popping 16K next-gen graphics boost you can download now

Skyrim gets eye-popping 16K next-gen graphics boost you can download now

Skyrim has never looked better

Skyrim is without a doubt one of the most popular video games of all time and despite being over a decade old, fans can never get enough of its Tamriel adventures.

“The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines and revolutionises the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose,” reads the synopsis of Skyrim.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was originally released in 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, before being ported to every console generation since. In 2016, Bethesda released a remastered version with the Special Edition which includes all previously released DLC as well as the Creation Club, bringing a whole host of mods to consoles.

Then in 2021, we were treated to the Skyrim Anniversary Edition which remastered the ever-popular fantasy RPG once more, this time for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. While showing its age for obvious reasons, Skyrim is still a nice-looking game on modern systems but this PC mod makes it look better than ever in an eye-popping 16K.

The mod in question has been created by Lucaoys and it's available to download for free right now via Nexusmods. The ‘Majestic Dragon Models - High Poly and Redesigned’ does pretty much what it says on the tin and makes the dragons of Tamriel look next-gen and even gives them new snazzy skins.

To give an insight into the incredible work that has been done with this mod, the 16K textures of the dragons make them look more realistic by increasing the polycount count from 15,300 to nearly 70,000, which is over four times the detail.

Unfortunately, as with the nature of most mods, this particular one is only available for the PC version of Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is out now on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks/Lucaoys (via Nexusmods)

Topics: The Elder Scrolls, Skyrim, Bethesda, Mods, PC