The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Remake Is Allegedly In Development
A remake of Bethesda Game Studios’ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is allegedly in development at Virtuos Games, based on the latest rumor.
According to an alleged ex-employee of Virtuous Games, the studio is currently working on five different projects, arguably the biggest of which is project “Altar”, which they described as a remaster/remake of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
According to the source, the discussion regarding the The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion project, titled ‘Altar’, being a full remake is still ongoing. They mentioned that the remaster is running using both an Unreal Engine 5 project, and the old Oblivion one in tandem. They clarified that new graphics are rendered in Unreal Engine 5, but most of the gameplay/physics is still done In the original Oblivion engine.
The source mentioned that the remake should be released by the end of 2024 or early in 2025, depending mostly on whether it ends up being a remake or a remaster. Development is mostly taking place in the Paris-based studio, though Blackshamrock also helps with the art.
To add further fuel to the fire, it was discovered on the Linkedin profile of Assistant Technical Director at Virtuos Games, Troy Mason, that the studio is currently working on three unannounced games, two of which are set for release on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S in the years 2023 and 2024. The third game will arrive in 2024 exclusively for PC. One of the two multiplatform titles, the one set for release in 2024, may just be The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion remake that the alleged ex-Virtuos employee is referring to. However, only time will tell whether this is the case.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks and 2K, is an open-world action role-playing video game. Serving as the fourth installment in the Elder Scrolls series, it succeeds The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and was originally released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in 2006, followed by PlayStation 3 in 2007. Set in the fictional province of Cyrodiil, the game’s central narrative revolves around the player character’s quest to thwart the malevolent cult, Mythic Dawn, whose sinister plan involves opening portal gates to the demonic realm called Oblivion.