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Skyblivion Release Date Window, New Trailer, FAQ & More

Everything you need to know about the massive Skyrim total conversion mod, Skyblivion, including its release date window, a look at the latest trailer, and FAQ.
Skyblivion Release Date Window, New Trailer, FAQ & More

The modding group, TESRenewal, started work on the Skyblivion in 2012. Yes, this volunteer-based project has been in the works for over a decade. If you don't know what Skyblivion is, then you might not understand why it is taking so long. This is a mod that remakes The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in the Skyrim engine.

The aim is to "bring ​The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to a new generation of gamers and re-introduce it to long-time fans of the series." This means all the quests, locations, characters, and the whole Cyrodiil are being recreated in Skyrim: Special Edition! 

This article explains the release date window for Skyblivion, and the latest trailer for this massive project, alongside FAQ from the developer.

Update on 17 March 2023: We've updated this article with the latest Skyblivion information.

Skyblivion Release Date Window & New Trailer

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The gates of Oblivion open once again in Skyrim in 2025. (Picture: TESRenewal)

The developers have revealed that Skyblivion is in a state of production where they can provide the game will release in 2025 at the latest.

This means that it could possibly, still release in 2024, but the current release date window for Skyblivion is set at "2025 latest". 

We hope with your support to finish the final steps in completing our dream, maybe even beating our own estimation.

Check out the new release year trailer for Skyblivion below.

TESRenewal also explained why Skyblivion is taking so long:

Remaking Oblivion in the Skyrim engine is what we set out to do when we started the Skyblivion project. Making games takes time, this goes double for a volunteer project the size of a AAA game that took a team of fulltime DEVS years to make.

Skyblivion FAQ: Important Details

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Skyblivion truly does look great and many The Elder Scrolls fans can't wait! (Picture: TESRenewal)

On the official Skyblivion website, the developers have shared a lot of frequently asked questions (FAQs) with the community. To learn more about Skyblivion and get answers to some of the most important questions, check out the FAQ below.

What is Skyblivion?

Skyblivion is a fan-made recreation of the 4th Elder Scrolls game, Oblivion, in the Skyrim engine. Our goal is to bring the Elder Scrolls community a free remaster of Oblivion that includes all weapons, armors, quests, locations and NPC’s. All of this free of charge.

Does Skyblivion Have a Discord I Can Follow?

Yes! You can join our Discord server here: Skyblivion Community Server

What Is Included in the Mod?

The mod will include all big and small DLC that have been released for Oblivion. Additionally, it will include custom content courtesy of the Skyblivion DEV team.

When Will the Mod Be Released?

Currently, there is no solid release date. With a community project such as this, progress often comes at an irregular rate and is hard to predict. Currently, we have been experiencing a steady level of activity in several key sectors that have benefited the project immensely. When we have a release date in mind, we will undoubtedly notify our fans via our various social media pages.

What Are the Requirements to Run Skyblivion?

In order to play Skyblivion you will need to own a legitimate copy of Oblivion. Our installer will not install the mod unless it can find a non-cracked copy of the original game.

Will It Be on Both Skyrim and Skyrim Special Edition?

Maybe, all development and updates shown by the DEVS are on the Skyrim Special Edition but as soon as development wraps up we will try to port all our progress to the Legacy Skyrim.

Will Skyblivion Be Released on Consoles?

No. We can’t make it fit on consoles due to the overall size. Also there’s no SKSE on consoles, which we need in order to bring everyone the best possible experience.

Will the Mod Include Underwater Combat?

It is currently being worked on.

Will Combat and Lockpicking Be the Same?

Lockpicking could possibly be changed, but it’s not a priority at the moment. The combat will be the same except for the addition of underwater combat.

Will You Add All the Oblivion Creatures?

Yes, all creature models will be recreated. Most creatures you have seen on streams are simple placeholders.

Will You Add Oblivion’s Spellmaking System?

We are trying our best to bring this feature back but it is proven to be harder than expected.

Will You Add Oblivion’s Create-a-class System?

It’s a big part of Oblivion's core mechanic, so we will most certainly try to add this in a proper way.

How Will We Play Skyblivion?

Skyblivion will work as most other mods you have downloaded on the Nexus, Steam Workshop or Bethesda Mods. Simply install the mod, launch Skyrim and create a new character.

Will Skyblivion Support Other Languages?

Yes. Oblivion has been translated into many languages over the years and since we are not re-writing the entire game and all its quests these translations will work just fine with our mod.

Will You Be Able to Travel Between Skyrim, Cyrodiil and Morrowind?

Yes, but for immersion reasons we urge people to create new characters and enjoy Skyblivion the way it was meant to be played.

How Performance Heavy Will Skyblivion Be?

Because we aim to make a worthy remaster, our models will be higher quality than those in vanilla Skyrim, and our textures are up to 4K in resolution. Performance is still very important to us, so we will try our best to optimize the mod to the best of our abilities. If you can run Skyrim on medium settings, you should be able to run Skyblivion just fine.

Will Skyblivion Include All Original Quests?

Yes, all quests from Oblivion will be included in the mod. (you might even find a few new ones)

Will Skyblivion Have Any Custom Content?

Yes, we are restoring content cut from the original game. Additionally, we are also going to be adding content that can be found in Tamriel's expansive lore. A good example would be the lost city of Sutch which was located between Anvil and Kvatch. Good news, it ITS BACK, BABY!

Where Can I Volunteer to Help?

Fill out the volunteer form, which can be found here

How Can I Support You with Donations?

We don’t take donations, but we are thinking about doing a charity stream to do some good in the world.

How Can I Check Skywind’s Progress?

Join their discord here: Skywind

Will Skyblivion Be Affected by the Creation Club?

Short answer, no. For more information, watch our statement:
So there you have everything you need to know about Skyblivion, the massive Elder Scrolls Skyrim mod where you will be able to play Oblivion in full when it releases sometime in 2025. We will endeavor to update this article as soon as more information becomes available.