Virtuos Games has been hit with yet another leak, this time involving a potential remake or remaster of the beloved game, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The leak comes from a former employee’s since-deleted post on a gaming subreddit, r/GamingLeaksAndRumours, which has garnered attention among fans and gaming enthusiasts.
Many fans argue that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion holds a special place in their hearts. However, as time has passed, the game’s graphics and mechanics haven’t aged as gracefully as one might hope. This potential remake or remaster could be a welcome opportunity to breathe new life into this classic RPG.
According to the leak, Virtuos Games is reportedly working on five different projects, with “Altar” being the most significant one. The leaker suggests that this project involves a “remaster/remake of Oblivion,” although it’s not yet confirmed whether it will be a full remake or a remaster with enhanced visuals and mechanics.
The development team is apparently utilizing a pairing system, combining the power of Unreal Engine 5 with the existing Oblivion assets to bring the game to modern standards. The European studio of Virtuos Games is leading the project, with assistance from Black Shamrock on the artistic side.
The leaker speculates that the remaster/remake could be ready for release before the end of 2024 or early 2025, depending on its scope and complexity. However, fans should approach this information with cautious optimism, as official confirmation from Virtuos Games or the IP owner, Bethesda Softworks, is still pending.
It’s worth noting that this potential project stands out from Bethesda Softworks’ usual practices, as they haven’t released many remakes of their older titles. Instead, they have primarily focused on re-releasing and porting The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to various platforms. Outsourcing the development to Virtuos Games may indicate a new direction for Bethesda in exploring remakes.
A remaster or remake of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion could serve as an exciting diversion for fans of the franchise. This potential project, if realized, could bridge the gap and offer an enhanced experience for both veteran fans and new players alike.
As with any leak, it’s essential to treat the information with skepticism until official confirmation is received. We will update you upon receiving any further information about this leak. Until then, let us know your thoughts about this news in the comments section below.