E3 2018: Bethesda Goes All-In on Skyrim: Very Special Edition Joke

12 June, 2018, 00:51 | Author: Patty Hardy
  • Keegan-Michael Key plays Skyrim on an Echo, pager and fridge

Bethesda Softworks Some "Skyrim" fans took the video as a joke and believed it was a not-so-subtle nod to Bethesda's numerous remasters of the almost seven-year-old game, all of which have made their way to current generation consoles, including the Nintendo Switch.

It turns out, though, Skyrim: Very Special Edition is a very real thing.

Everyone thought Bethesda is poking fun at itself with the Skyrim: Very Special Edition thing at its E3 2018 conference.

As part of the company's E3 showcase, they threw in a insane video starring Keegan-Michael Key to show us their latest, most ultimate versions of Skyrim yet. "Should work", says our resident Alexa expert.

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We've seen a few videos go up on social media with some players interacting with Amazon's devices, indicating that you can actually play the game on it.

But maybe Alexa, Cortana, and their ilk could replicate the old text-based MUDs (multi-user dungeons) from the late 1970s and the 1980s-early 1990s.

It already has RPGs Dungeon Adventure, and Shadow Run so why not a dragon-battling multi-threaded choose your own adventure, complete with Skyrim mythos? The game offers you various options or questing and exploring.

While the Alexa version of Skyrim was real, I'm still pretty sure the pager and smart refrigerator versions at the end of the video are fake. It's probably still years off at this point, but while we wait for more information, at least there's a new version of Skyrim to check out, right?

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