Remember earlier we reported that thanks to a sighting on Bethesda’s website, it was suggested that Skyrim could be headed onto next-gen consoles like the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4? Considering that both consoles offer vastly improved graphics and performance over their predecessors, we’re sure many are happy and curious as to how the game might fare on newer consoles. Unfortunately as it turns out, it was simply a mistake, or at least that’s what Bethesda wants us to believe. Taking to Twitter, Bethesda’s Pete Hines revealed that the false listing was due to a bug on their CMS platform, causing it to display additional platforms for some of their games. It certainly sounds like an odd bug but we guess until Bethesda tells us otherwise, that’s the story we’ve got for now.
According to Hines, “We have been working on the CMS that runs our sites. A bug caused platforms that don’t exist to show up for some games Sorry for confusion.” Skyrim was launched on the PC, Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3 a while ago. Microsoft’s Xbox platform managed to gain an exclusive over the PS3 and the PC and had DLCs released for their console first. As you might recall Bethesda had a hard time bringing those DLCs over onto the PS3, leaving PlayStation gamers DLC-less while Xbox and PC gamers enjoyed themselves. In any case it looks like the hopes of Xbox One and PS4 gamers have been dashed for now, but what do you guys think? Would you have loved to have Skyrim ported onto next-gen consoles?