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'Skywind' video shows the 'Morrowind' to 'Skyrim' mod is no simple port

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The creators behind Skywind, a mod that brings The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind into the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim engine, released an official development video Saturday to show the amount of work that is being performed for the ambitious project. Currently sitting at over 70 people actively developing the mod, this is no simple port.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was originally released in 2002 so the changes in game design have been immense since then. For example, the game's originally barren landscapes are all receiving significant upgrades to meet modern game standards. Additionally, the original only had a few lines spoken with the vast majority of the dialogue delivered via text. There's currently a team of 30 voice actors attempting to create thousands of lines of dialogue to be added to the game.

Aside from these challenges, the team is also adding new music tracks to the game as well as designing armor and weapons that match the world of Morrowind with a team of volunteer artists and designers. This makes it less of a straight port of the original game into the Skyrim engine and more of a re-imagining that will hopefully feel both fresh and familiar at the same time.

Those interested in helping out with the Skywind project in developer, designer, artist or voice actor roles should check out the official development forums for the mod.

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