Beyond Skyrim: Cydoriil, the mega fan-made expansion returns to show itself for the anniversary

Beyond Skyrim: Cydoriil, the mega fan-made expansion returns to show itself for the anniversary

Beyond Skyrim

While we are in the midst of the celebrations of The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, in addition to Bethesda, the community devoted to the title also wanted to give their support in remembering a game that is nothing short of iconic for over a generation. In these celebrations we had the opportunity to take a new look at Beyond Skyrim: Cydoriil, a mega fan-made expansion that promises great things.

A few days ago, just to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legendary The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, the team of modders working on this fan-made expansion have shared a new, five-minute, fully narrative trailer that shows us the progress made in recent years on this ambitious project.

Unfortunately, in addition to the trailer, we find that it will still take some patience before returning to Skyrim. This is because as pointed out by the development team in the official FAQ of the project, it is clearly confirmed that the development of this expansion is still in an intermediate stage, suggesting that it could take years before everything is released publicly.

In the meantime, we know that, in addition to the celebrations for Skyrim, the Bethesda guys are working hard on their new Starfield space IP, and that after the release of this great project it will be the turn of The Elder Scrolls 6.

If you are a lover of Skyrim, you can buy this poster with the map of the game at this address.

‘Beyond Skyrim: Cyrodiil’ gets a new five minute trailer for game’s anniversary

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Skyrim, the upcoming fan-made mod Beyond Skyrim: Cyrodiil has had a new five-minute-long trailer.

This upcoming Skyrim mod is set 200 years after the events of Oblivion, with the video description reading: “Emperor Titus Mede II leaves Cyrodiil in a state of chaos. Subject to the tyranny of the Thalmor and faced with the return of an ancient enemy, the Heartland’s people are left to defend themselves and find a new leader to guide them into the future.”

Beyond Skyrim: Cyrodiil is a fan-made volunteer-based project, and the development team is still yet to confirm a release date for the vast title. According to the mod’s website, though, “the worldbuilding is nearly complete. But voice acting, implementation and testing will take some time.”

The mod is set to include many other regions of Tamriel, as the developers are all working in teams on each whilst they share resources and work. Each region will be in keeping with Bethesda’s lore of the series and adding new stories to each. There’s even going to be unique musical tracks for the cities and stories of Cyrodiil as well.

Beyond Skyrim CyrodiilBeyond Skyrim Cyrodiil. Credit: Bethesda/Beyond Skyrim team

Voice actors from Dragon Age: Inquisition and Dying Light 2 will also be lending their skills to the mod.

It has also been noted that this mod is different to Skyblivion in that it doesn’t want to recreate Oblivion in itself but use the setting for new stories and lore. Beyond Skyrim: Cyrodiil will also be coming to the PC versions of the game’s Special and Anniversary Editions.

In other news, Valve has struck a deal with Microsoft, meaning paid mods of their games no longer need to fork out a hefty amount of money for a Havok Engine license.