Skyrim grandma really wants to play Elder Scrolls 6 before she dies
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Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks/Shirley Curry (via Twitter)
There are few video game content creators as popular as Shirley Curry known by her fans as “Skyrim grandma” due to her love for everything related to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was initially released in 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 before being ported to just about every platform imaginable, which was coincidentally the same year that Shirley Curry had joined the social media platform, YouTube. However, Skyrim wasn't the first game that Shirley had played, that honour belongs to turn-based strategy Civilization II.
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It wasn't until 2015 when Shirley uploaded her first Skyrim video to YouTube and I think it’s fair to say that her life had changed forever. Since that time, Shirley now aged 87 has uploaded over 2,200 videos and garnered over 1.3 million subscribers. To this day, Skyrim grandma continues to upload multiple videos pretty much every week to her channel for her subscribers to enjoy.
As most of us know, Bethesda revealed The Elder Scrolls VI at E3 2018 but since that time we’re no closer to knowing when the highly anticipated fantasy RPG might be released, at least officially. It’s been rumoured that the release date for The Elder Scrolls VI might be two or three years away. What’s more, there’s even a chance that it might be released on PlayStation 5, despite Microsoft owning Bethesda.
Following the announcement of The Elder Scrolls VI in 2018, a petition organised by fans campaigned for Shirley Curry to be included in the upcoming fantasy RPG as an NPC, a campaign that Bethesda had heard and in 2019, Bethesda announced that Skyrim grandma will feature in The Elder Scrolls VI as an NPC. The problem is, that promise was made nearly four years ago and with no official release date in sight, Skyrim grandma is concerned that she might pass away before the game is released. Thus not starring in the game or even getting to play it.
During a PAX East event, a fan in attendance at a Shirley Curry Q&A panel, named Damacodude asked Skyrim grandma if she has a message for Bethesda chief Todd Howard. She replied “Hurry up and finish The Elder Scrolls VI. I want to play it before I die.”
Time is most certainly of the essence. I’d like to think that Bethesda has already created Shirley Curry’s NPC character model and recorded dialogue for The Elder Scrolls VI ahead of its big release, whenever possible. At the very least, I just hope that she gets the opportunity to play the game.
The Elder Scrolls VI will be released on PC, Xbox Series X|S and maybe PlayStation 5 (if we’re lucky). Skyrim is out now on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.