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‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ publisher responds to PS4 and Xbox One rumor

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Pete Hines has responded to a rumor suggesting that “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” will be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One. According to a report from Metro on Jan. 9, the vice president of public relations at Bethesda Softworks disclosed that the website listing was done in error.

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The company was apparently working on the CMS element of the page, which caused a glitch that ended up displaying non-existent platforms for several video games. In this case, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” was listed for the PS4 and Xbox One. He went on to apologize to fans for the confusion. You can find some screens of the open-world role-playing game in the slideshow to the left of this article and Pete Hines' comments below:

We have been working on the CMS that runs our sites. A bug caused platforms that don't exist to show up for some games. Sorry for confusion.

“The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” was released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 several years ago on Nov. 11, 2011. The console version of the sequel, especially on Sony’s current-generation console, suffered from numerous technical issues. One of the problems may have been due to the limited system RAM.

The PS4 and Xbox One system both came with 8 GB of RAM, which would theoretically eliminate much of the issues with “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” on consoles. However, it looks like Bethesda Softworks currently has no plans to port the software product to the next-generation systems.