As another year ends, it's time to reflect on all that's been done and all that's still to come. So they tell me, anyway; I try to drink away any concept of the past or future. But bless 'em, the gang remaking The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion have worked hard and are proud of their work. A new trailer shows off Skyblivion [official site] as it stands now and yep, that's looking a lot like Oblivion rebuilt in Skyrim.
It does, doesn't it?
The team sound like they've mostly finished the base game and are getting stuck into the actual #content. They say:
"2017 is going to be a big year for us as we have started focusing our efforts on quests, scripting, 3D/re-modeling new assets, making an Oblivion inspired user interface and overall improving the aesthetics of a province that was already the most beautiful of any Elder Scrolls game."
They're looking for more folks to chip in so do swing by the TESRenewal Project if you're handy.
I must confess to having been puzzled by so much effort going into remaking a game which is still readily available and playable on modern systems but hey, it should also put Oblivion on modern consoles thanks to mod support in Skyrim's recent re-release.
Still no firm word on when Skyblivion launch. Other TESRenewal projects are to bring Morrowind to Oblivion, which you can now download and play, and to bring Morrowind to Skyrim.
Skyblivion devs recently livestreamed eight hours of wandering the world and answering questions about it, which you might enjoy if you're really into this: