Recent preview of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in German Magazine PC Games revealed some obvious and some interesting tidbits. Skyrim will re-invent the way you go through the map by introducing 3D map in the inventory similar to Google Maps but you can’t add notes on the Skyrim World map.
Traders will respond to what has been harvested. So, if a cornfield in the city gets destroyed by fire, traders will run out of corn and the prices will shoot in response to supply and demand.
Little things like Wind blowing over the water and create ripples and dynamic waves, which will make the experience life like in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Lockpicking is a mini-game. Apart from the 5 major cities featured in the game, there will be 8-9 settlements. You can buy yourself a house in the city.