The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is one of the most acclaimed games in Bethesda's library, but it is definitely showing its age more than 14 years since it released. A group of developers is looking to fix that with the Skyblivion project, which reimagines Oblivion as if it were made in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's engine. As you can see in the video below, the results are very impressive so far.
In development in one form or another since 2012, Skyblivion is the complete Oblivion experience remade in the Skyrim engine. That includes all DLC packs, all weapons, all quests, and all locations. The mod is free, but you must own Oblivion and Skyrim already, along with their DLC expansions, in order to run it. Though Bethesda does support mods on consoles, it’s only available on PC.
It isn't just transferring game data into a new engine, though. The team also used existing lore and some creative license to improve on areas it found underwhelming in the original Oblivion. Interior areas are getting a particularly large overhaul to more accurately portray the world, with shops showing what items are on sale, and caves will house mines and goblins. With the first pass of the overworld nearly done, the team is moving forward on places like inns and shops.Continue Reading at GameSpot