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You'll Have To Pay A Whole Lot More Just To Go Fishing In Skyrim

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Tom Chapman

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2nd Nov 2021 19:31

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While some of us think Tamriel has never looked as good, thanks to the Skyrim Anniversary Edition, others are a bit miffed that the latest entry in The Elder Scrolls series is still being milked for every penny. Yes, a whole decade after the Dragonborn first headed out to defeat Alduin, Bethesda is finding new ways to get us parting with our hard-earned coin. 

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There's a reason Skyrim is held as one of the best games of all time, however, its legacy as one of the best-selling presumably comes from the fact its publisher doesn't stop finding ways to rerelease. We know the game's 10-year anniversary is coming up, but is there really any need to release the Skyrim Anniversary Edition. Anyway, what's new? Oh yeah, fishing...

Why Do You Have To Pay More For Fishing In Skyrim?

The release of the Skyrim Anniversary Edition brings new-gen upgrades for PS5 and Xbox Series, while the added bonus is that you'll get some 500+ pieces of Creation Club content. Remembering that Bethesda considers Creation Club official canon, it's also added new fishing mechanics in for a bit of fun. The latest trailer for the Anniversary Edition gives you a closer look at fishing, so grab your rods.

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According to Managing Director Ashley Cheng, fishing was something he'd always wanted to bring to Skyrim: "You don’t have to dive into the water and click blindly anymore. You can now grab a fishing pole, do some fishing quests. It’s a great addition to the game, it’ll be free to everyone, and it really adds to the immersion of the world."

That's all well and good, and while it's being tipped as a "free" upgrade, that's not really the case. The Anniversary Edition will be free, but only if you already own the base Skyrim Special Edition. In anticipation of the anniversary, of course Bethesda has started hiking the price.

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What Have Skyrim Players Said About Fishing?

If you already own the Skyrim Special Edition which launched in 2016 (2017 on Switch), you'll get the pre-existing and new CC content free for the next month. Newcomers who buy the Skyrim Anniversary Edition from November 11 or upgrade from the Anniversary Edition will also get ALL CC content. 

There are 20 species of fish to catch, cook, put in an aquarium, or mount on your mantle. But is that really worth splashing out on? For example, Bethesda has increased the price of the Skyrim Special Edition on Steam from £29.99 to £34.99. A whole £5 is pretty steep just to go fishing in a virtual lake. 

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One disgruntled fan wrote, "Lmao Bethesda putting fishing into Skyrim and expecting everyone to pay them for the same f*****g game *again*. I can't with this company." Another added, "They REALLY need mods on Skyrim for PSVR. I'd gladly pay full price for that. Fishing... Not interested in the slightest. Mods are what keeps this game alive. Not that creation club, cash grab bullsh*t either."

Not everyone minded though. Someone concluded, "So Todd's telling me that after paying for Skyrim on my Xbox and switch this last year I'm gonna have to pay for the anniversary edition too? I mean if I get to go fishing in riverwood it'll be worth it." You can either stump up for the Skyrim Anniversary Edition or wait for the presumed release of the Skyrim Super-Duper Anniversary Remixed Edition that will probably drop at Christmas.

 

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