We have some pleasing news for those of you planning to pick up the PlayStation 3 version of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as Bethesda has offered a clear sign that the graphics for the PS3 version at least will not be too similar to those seen on PC – widely thought to be the lead platform.
Just like our previous report which told you about the addition of child NPC characters in Skyrim, Bethesda’s Pete Hines has once again used his Twitter account to dish up some more juicy information on Skyrim that hasn’t been reported anywhere else.
His latest comments will be seen as a pretty big deal for PS3 owners though, especially for those fearing that the company would prioritize the PC version over consoles. The good news is that doesn’t look to be the case for the PS3 version of the game, as his recent statement suggests below:
“Watched Todd play Skyrim for quite a while. Had no idea he was playing PS3 version until he held up controller. So PS3 owners, don’t fret.”
Considering that Skyrim looks stunning so far and is likely to be optimized even further on PC, this is fantastic news that the PS3 is going to look very similar, going on Pete’s word. We expect the Xbox 360 version to be right up there as well in terms of visuals, so it really is looking promising on the graphical side of things. Could we say that the PS3 graphics are going to be on par with the PC? – Probably not, as those with a high-end PC will really be able to tell the difference between the two, but as long as it looks similar to the gameplay that Bethesda has been showcasing over the last few weeks – we definitely won’t complain.
Speaking of gameplay, you can view the 20 minutes of HD footage here if you still haven’t seen it. Let us know what you think of Hines comments. As a PS3 owner, are you suprised that the PS3 graphics will look similar to those featured on the PC?