Beyond Skyrim: Morrowind mod shows ash-choked land

A new video of Beyond Skyrim: Morrowind, a wildly ambitious upcoming mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, gives a look at its version of lands from The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. This isn’t one of those mods remaking Morrowind, mind. The wider Beyond Skyrim project wants to revisit lands from older Elder Scrolls games, exploring how they’ve changed in the hundreds of years since through new stories which are contemporaneous with the events of Skyrim. How is Morrowind looking after all these years? Not that great, what with the devastating volcanic activity and all. Observe:

Well, at least not the entire country is covered in ash. Still some nice tropical parts there.

As ambitious as this is, other teams within the Beyond Skyrim project have already shown encouraging results. The Skyrim Beyond: Bruma teaser mod is already out, revisiting a big chunk of Oblivion’s lands with new quests, new characters, original music, and over 24,000 lines of new voiced dialogue.

If you’re handy with mod tools yourself, perhaps you might fancy answering the recruitment call to help on Morrowind.

For people who do actually just want old Morrowind recreated, story and all, several other projects have you covered. Morrowblivion ports it to Oblivion and Skywind is working on bringing it to Skyrim, while OpenMW brings it to a whole new open-source engine which allows possibilities like multiplayer. It’s a law of modding that someone, somewhere, is currently remaking an older Bethesda RPG inside a newer Bethesda RPG. This applies to Fallouts too.

11 Comments

  1. Robert The Rebuilder says:

    The Elder Scrolls III: Oblivion

    I am in awe of your trolling skills, Alice!

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    Drib says:

    When is Fallout 1 coming to FO4 engine tho.

    But seriously, stuff like this is always neat. Isn’t Vvardenfell supposed to be a disaster by this point? The moon crashed and the mountain exploded and etc etc?

    • napoleonic says:

      If you’re interested, you should read the novels, Infernal City and Lord Of Souls. They’re good fun and fill in some of the gap between Oblivion and Skyrim.

      • gi_ty says:

        Awesome I am a huge elder scrolls lore nerd. I have never even heard of these! Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. woodsey says:

    Ah yes, Beyond Skyrim: Morrowind.

    Not to be confused with Morroblivion, Skywind, Skyblivion, Morrorim, Obliviwind, Fallout 3: New Vegas 4, or Leicester City 2 Portsmouth 0.

  4. Neurotic says:

    “It’s a law of modding that someone, somewhere, is currently remaking an older Bethesda RPG inside a newer Bethesda RPG.” I may never stop laughing at this. :D

  5. doglikesparky says:

    I’d like to see Daggerfall, Battlespire or Redguard remade in Skyrim: Super Smashing Great Edition, because I tried to play those games at various point over the years but couldn’t get past their clunkiness. Wonderful though it is, Morrowind has already been well serviced with the excellent Morrowind Overhaul 3.0 mod pack, and Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC, not to mention the more recent forays of ESO into Olde Worlde Vardenfell.

    Not that I’m going to turn my nose up to Skywind if and when it gets completed, though I really didn’t get on with the Morroblivion by the same team. Why they are also endeavouring to remake Oblivion in the Skyrim Engine is really beying me – a waste of time and effort that would be better serviced completing Skywind – or coming up with a whole new thingy set in another part of Tamriel not touched before.