Bethesda Explains Why Skyrim Takes Just 6 GB Space; Accessible UI and more

Posted By | On 28th, Oct. 2011

Were you shocked when Bethesda announced that Skyrim is just 6 GB? Considering the game is so gigantic, it must have been a puzzling moment for many. Games like Witcher 2 take almost 10 GB – 16 GB of space and since Skyrim will be much more expansive than that, how did Bethesda do it?

Well, it seems that we have the answer now as Pete Hines explained why that is the case. He said that they have a new engine this time. Shocked again? Yeah, maybe they’re using a modified version of *gasp* Gamebryo or an entirely new engine, but he mentioned that it is “new”.

He also said that their compression techniques have improved so much that they can fit the entire game in that size.

According to Pete Hines, “6 gigs: New engine & we’re much better at compression (art/voice/data). It’s huge yet more optimized than we’ve had before. And faster.”

Will the game feature a lot of bugs like Fallout 3? Well you shouldn’t count on it as he did say the engine is a lot more optimized this time around. This is good news to people who are expecting a polished game from Bethesda. Hey, I might seem optimistic, but at least it’ll be a lot of fun.

He also said that the UI is a lot more accessible and works really well on the PC. It’s not made with consoles in mind but works evenly across all platforms.

The UI was designed to make the game more accessible, not for any one console. Works well on PC,” he explained.

Console owners need not worry about the quality of the game, as the Xbox 360 version has been extensively demoed and it looks stunning. It should be same for the PS3 version too.

The game will release in November 11th this year, and is shaping up to be a strong contender for GOTY. It remains to be seen, if this is Bethesda’s best work yet, but looking at all the materials released so far, Skyrim should be an amazing game.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below. Like this post? Please support us by liking our Facebook page below.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Pokemon Unite Wins Google Play’s Game Of The Year

Pokemon Unite Wins Google Play’s Game Of The Year

TiMi Studios Group's MOBA Pokemon Unite has been crowned as the Best Game of 2021 in Google Play's Game Awards...

Knockout City Season 4 Update Launch Trailer Showcases New Content, Coming Next Week

Knockout City Season 4 Update Launch Trailer Showcases New Content, Coming Next Week

Knockout City's Season 4 update brings the game's biggest map to date, along with a fun new way to traverse th...

Solar Ash Review – Black Hole Sun

Solar Ash Review – Black Hole Sun

Heart Machine's black hole odyssey is full of mysteries, gorgeous visuals and solid gameplay even with its sha...

Scalper Bots Could be Banned Thanks to a New US Bill

Scalper Bots Could be Banned Thanks to a New US Bill

A group of US politicians has introduced a new bill that aims to crack down on the use of scalper bots and sto...

Halo Infinite, Among Us, Final Fantasy 13-2, and More Coming to Xbox Game Pass in December

Halo Infinite, Among Us, Final Fantasy 13-2, and More Coming to Xbox Game Pass in December

Stardew Valley, Rubber Bandits, Archvale, and Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector will be available tomorrow for co...

Ghostrunner: Project_Hel Expansion Announced; Releases January 27th, 2022

Ghostrunner: Project_Hel Expansion Announced; Releases January 27th, 2022

Take control of Hel as she ventures through six new levels, and tackles new enemies and bosses with her own un...