Bethesda has confirmed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition will not support save transfer from Xbox 360 to Xbox One and Playstation 3 to Playstation 4.
The studio has already confirmed that the game will allow transferring saves on the PC, but if you have spent hundreds of hours on either Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, you are out of luck!
Bethesda’s Pete Hines confirmed this while speaking to fans on Twitter. In addition to PS3/PS4 and X360/X1 save transfer, Hines also confirmed that there is no way players will be able to transfer their saves from PC to Xbox One; even through Bethesda.Net.
@certifieddork they cannot
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 16, 2016
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) July 3, 2016
This is obviously nothing new and we have seen games like Dragon Age: Inquisition not supporting save transfers from Xbox 360 and Xbox One and from Playstation 3 to Playstation 4. However, for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim players who have invested even thousands of hours in the game, this will be a huge bummer.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition features a number of visual enhancements and mod support on current-gen consoles i.e. Xbox One and Playstation 4. The PC version of the remastered game will also support all pre-existing mods and will be free for everyone who owns the game’s Legendary Edition or the vanilla game with its all DLCs.
Moreover, according to Pete Hines, the upcoming special edition will not only look good, but will also perform better on current-gen consoles.
In all the ways possible, we’re trying to improve it and make it as next gen and appropriate for these consoles. So performance or effects or whatever we can do to make the game look and feel better, we’re gonna give it a go.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is scheduled to release on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One on Oct. 28, 2016.