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Skyrim on IOS?

04-04-2015, 03:03 PM
#1
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Skyrim on IOS?

Hey guys, what I'd give to have a port of skyrim on IOS - anyone else? Will it happen?...
04-04-2015, 03:14 PM
#2
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I don't think that is quite possible

04-04-2015, 03:44 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,075
It won't happen. First reason is that the hardware isn't good enough and the second reason is that the mobile market is terrible.

Vanilla Skyrim, while still one of the greatest games, is quite repetitive, has some "meh" mechanics and the AI is terrible. Mods are what makes Skyrim the best game out there. I wouldn't bother playing Skyrim on a console, much less on a mobile device.
04-04-2015, 04:38 PM
#4
I'd love to see it happen. Not sure if it ever would, but Bethesda did have vague plans on making a version of Oblivion for the PSP a long time ago, so at least someone was interested in mobile devices at one time.

I've spent a decent amount of time playing Skyrim on iOS via streaming, and it works very well, both touch-screen and with a controller.


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04-04-2015, 04:44 PM
#5
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Not yet.
04-04-2015, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by kmacleod View Post
Not sure if it ever would, but Bethesda did have vague plans on making a version of Oblivion for the PSP a long time ago, so at least someone was interested in mobile devices at one time.
Bethesda actually has a whole Elder Scrolls Travels IP. It includes Stormhold, Dawnstar, Oblivion (2D java games) and one of my favourites - Shadowkey for the N-Gage.


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04-05-2015, 12:03 AM
#7
I would go for a port of morrowind, or even a ES game built ground up for mobile.
04-05-2015, 02:20 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by NexusInfinity View Post
ES game built ground up for mobile.
This is the most likely way we will ever see a ES title on mobile. I'd really like to see Bethesda revive the ES Travels franchise. They started going into the mobile platform very early on (too early?) and I'm surprised they haven't dipped into the modern iOS/android market yet.
04-09-2015, 10:45 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2013
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That's too funny; I actually hate mods myself, and find the official skyrim stuff is what makes it one of the best RPGs ever. The depth of character development and immersive world, skills and loot and guilds and quests all being huge components. I myself would love anything elder scrolls I am sure or mobile, so here's to hoping.
04-09-2015, 11:10 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by speetz View Post
That's too funny; I actually hate mods myself, and find the official skyrim stuff is what makes it one of the best RPGs ever. The depth of character development and immersive world, skills and loot and guilds and quests all being huge components. I myself would love anything elder scrolls I am sure or mobile, so here's to hoping.
How can you hate mods? There are thousands of mods and you handpick those that you wish to install. Hating all mods is just way too general and narrow minded. There are mods that make the AI smarter (how can you hate that?), make combat more realistic, replace current textures with better quality ones, add the ability to free-ride dragons etc.

Have you tried the mod Frostfall? It adds a whole new layer to the game and makes it more immersive. I can't play Skyrim without that mod anymore.

(most) Mods only exist to deepen the game or fix some aspects of it. I'm not sure how you can hate that.