You think Skyrim is pretty damn big, huh? Well, you have no idea…

It seems that when Bethesda set out to create The Elder Scrolls V , the team didn't just build Skyrim. In fact, according to a young gamer from Finland (as cited by Edge ), the entire Tamriel landmass – including both Morrowind and Oblivion – is actually included.

In the southeast corner of Skyrim at Stendarr's Beacon, the gamer found a path that led to an archway, but it wouldn't let him go further. He didn't know why you could see more to explore but the game wouldn't let him proceed…why put it there at all? So he enabled NoClip mode and was able to walk on. After a while, the textures dropped off and he saw the Red Mountain from Morrowind 's Vvardenfell region. He saw lots . "It's all there," he added.

Cyrodil is there, too; it was the location of Oblivion 's Imperial Tower. Now, many are wondering why Bethesda did this…do you have any bright ideas? To check out screenshots of Jesse's journey, visit his blog .

Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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GuardianMode
GuardianMode
10 years ago

My guess is that future DLC will use these locations. I am all for it. To return to Oblivion and Marrowinds locations would be pretty cool.

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
10 years ago

Oh holy crap, what a brilliant idea. If they actually use those entire landmasses for DLC, my wife will never see me again.

friction
friction
10 years ago

Awesome, and I assume it's dlc as well… makes me rethink my choice in helping he stormcloak rebels rather then the empire 😛

Nerull
Nerull
10 years ago

by the time dlc comes out my character will be able to take on the entire empire singlehandedly, though I might have to turn it back to adept.

GuardianMode
GuardianMode
10 years ago

@TheAgingHipster
Agreed! Skyrim has already took my friends away.Add the chance of revisting old locations and my family may have to report me as a missings persons. heh

Soultaker
Soultaker
10 years ago

I heard it could be used for the modding community or as the one above me stated as dlc.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Well that's downright awesome. I'm not one to get too excited about land mass, but just the thought of Morrowind or Cyrodiil being added in through DLC is pretty cool. Maybe Bethesda wants to give us some answers?

friction
friction
10 years ago

Too bad most of them on on vacation for the time being, damnit I want to know now!
But after what they gave me with skyrim, i'll let them take quite a bit more time 😛

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I came to the DLC conclusion as well when I saw this today. Totally cool, makes you wonder how much of it is there in the console versions.

Dreno
Dreno
10 years ago

I've known I've wanted this game for awhile now. But after reading this, and seeing and reading the guys blog, I don't know if I want to get this for the ps3 or the cpu. Granted I I go the route of the cpu, ill have to wait to get mine back, find out if its got the correct specs. And if not have to buy a new one.

But I'm still torn… if this amazing discovery is indeed for future dlc, than sweet. Won't need a cpu. BUT and this is a big but ( haha big but ) if bethesda put it in there for modders, and bethesda is BIG on modders, than those of us that get it for the ps3 or 380's will never see it…. and that's a big bummer.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

yeah it would be cool if we could get Mods, but the game is so facking huge by the time you're done with the main stuff the PC version will be cheap on Steam if you need the mods for more fun.

tes37
tes37
10 years ago

As massive as Skyrim is, I'd give in and add more territory.
(I smell weakness)

friction
friction
10 years ago

MORE! Lol

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

That's probably what I would do. xD

556pineapple
556pineapple
10 years ago

I gotta get this game…

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

My guess is it's for possible future DLC, or just placeholders so the designers could fit Skyrim correctly on the world map in accordance with those areas. Or just put in so modders will have something else to work with.


Last edited by Geobaldi on 11/22/2011 11:51:50 PM

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
10 years ago

Absolutely Brilliant!! We could be in for some truly epic DLC! Maybe they plan being the first dev to truly give something substantial for DLC. I know there are other games that have good DLC. But this could be really something special. Cannot wait to hear what Bethesda has to say about this.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

That's just huge. Something is tingling deep down inside. I think it has something to do with the possibility of an ES MMO, or maybe the next game will have multiple territories to mess around in. C'est impossible! The 360 cannot store that much data!

Imagine an ES game with the entirety of Tamriel to explore… Bethesda gonna need some outside help in making a game that big… But DO WANT!

___________
___________
10 years ago

DLC i would presume.
why else would you put content on the disk and lock it out?
more burning question is how the hell did bethesda fit the PC and 360 version on 1 disk!?
i mean yea the graphics are not that amazing, but neither are RAGEs, and this is a MUCH bigger game then that!
and that took 2 disks for the campaign, and 1 for MP.


Last edited by ___________ on 11/23/2011 3:06:23 AM

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
10 years ago

Somehow the game is 5.83gb of data. I dont know how, apparent bethesda are just incredible at archiving stuff haha.


Last edited by LegendaryWolfeh on 11/23/2011 3:10:30 AM

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

Yep it's only about 200mb bigger than Oblivion was. And basically the maps for both games are of equal size. Skyrim just seems bigger since there are mountains everywhere.

___________
___________
10 years ago

200MB more, yet it has way more dungeons, infinite spawning dragons, massive crafting capabilities, and FAR improved graphics.
ahhh, so thats why the games so buggy, they spent all there time casting black magic!
thats whats so amazing about the game, how much has gone into it, the sheer content is just mind blowing!
ive always said quality over quantity, but when its half decent, and THIS much of it its kinda hard to argue.

Beamboom
Beamboom
10 years ago

It's pre-rendered cutscenes, in other words video files, that consumes the obscene amounts of disk space. Not pure data (like 3D-models, engines, game mechanics, etc).


Last edited by Beamboom on 11/23/2011 11:50:46 AM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
10 years ago

I assume it'll be for DLC but maybe some other surprise. But what a great idea to it would be to use those landscapes for future DLC! I'd go back to the imperial city in a heart beat.

I just bought Skyrim I couldn't help myself! Oblivion is one of my favorite games, so it was hard to wait this long. But I'm actually disappointed in the character customization. Why would they ever think taking away classes was a good idea? I want to play as a warrior not a super soldier, warrior-Mage-archer-thief. It means so much more when you can concentrate pm building your character based on his/her skills. In Skyrim it's do whatever you want, whenever you want the game will do the rest and it feels like they got lazy. The perks are a good idea, that kind of separates what your going for in your character, but why choose a race that could be terrible in the description at magic, yet are able to Make that character great at magic because there's no character classes? O well atleast questing is just as fun, and the world is just ridiculously huge!

I don't know Oblivion was more in depth from what I can tell so far, the only thing I'm liking more so in Skyrim is the 3rd person view! Man between Uncharted 3 and Skyrim they were my most anticipated games for a while! At least one of them I have no complaints about! I think Oblivion just left me with to high of expectations! But tomorrow is another day and I'll be playing Skyrim quite a bit so I can really get into it!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/23/2011 3:57:22 AM

Beamboom
Beamboom
10 years ago

The depth is still there you just need to give it time. They made it like that so that you are not forced to make your most important gameplay decisions right away and risk having to restart the entire game just because you did a mistake right at the beginning.
That's their goal with these changes.

You do those kind of decisions more "along the way" so you get a chance to know the world and gameplay better.

Personally I think this works well but I would not have mind if it were done the classic way either, with complete character creation right away.
I do however remember that back when I was new to RPGs I found it really hard to make a lot of decisions where I had very little idea of what consequences they had.


Last edited by Beamboom on 11/23/2011 11:54:57 AM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
10 years ago

I understand why they did it but it makes the way you play less important as you can just play to whatever circumstance your in. I mean what's the point in creating a warrior when you can be pretty much be Mage at any point also? It's fine it's not a game breaker for me but I don't prefer this way of doing things at all. And the depth isn't there. There was so many skills in Oblivion. In fact for whatever reason probably out of habit, I'm even jumping as I'm traveling to increase my agility! But, o wait it's pointless in Skyrim, and I literally keep doing it! It's kinda funny. I just really appreciate in depth character creation. But I think your right, as I keep playing my appreciation will follow.

I'm kind of frustrated with a few things in Skyrim but it's definitely a good game. I'm playing the crap out of it so… The conversations are something else that has me frustrated. It's straight dialogue and nothing else. Not trying to make people happy, no more wheel, ugh. My expectations were just to high, or maybe it was that Oblivion did so many things I loved, that it's hard to get adjusted.

O well, back to playing! 😉

Also just want to say there are lots of things I enjoy more so also, like forging weapons and armor, I mean how insanse is it to be able to see it happening in front of you with all the different techniques! It's a good game, I'll definitely be playing it for a while!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/24/2011 3:57:38 AM

Palpatations911
Palpatations911
10 years ago

I love bethesda's games, especially Skyrim because it is the pinnacle of open-world western RPG's, but I'm guessing you can see the other two lands built in because Skyrim is Morrwind after major overhauls and they just left the old content in and just added new content and called it a brand new game 🙂

reryan
reryan
10 years ago

I would love to play through Morrowwind and Oblivion with the updated UI and leveling system, the world and atmosphere always absorbed me but leveling up was so tedious I always had to quit in frustration.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

On a related note….

Check out the amazing Skyrim Time-Lapse Video

Bethesda went to great lengths to craft a stunningly beautiful world in Skyrim with numerous environments to explore, and this well-produced time-lapse video shows off the game's incredible details.

Check it out here…..

http://www.thealistdaily.com/news/amazing-skyrim-time-lapse-video/

Teddie9
Teddie9
10 years ago

This is incredible….It would be a logical to assume dlc – and I certainly hope so. God I'm excited….

Even if it seems over the top to include these provinces in dlc, remember the shivering isles expansion!? That was insane – might as well have been a seperate game. Since so much effort has gone into elder scrolls:V I expect nothing less from Bethesda.

Lairfan
Lairfan
10 years ago

Ya know, fixing the game's numerous glitches and issues should be a FAR bigger priority than DLC atm for Bethesda.

I will not pay for DLC until Bethesda can show some competence with its programming and technicals.