Yesterday, May 1, 2017, marked the fifteen-year anniversary of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
To honor the birthday of the game that redefined roleplaying games (RPG), Bethesda Softworks tweeted an image of the development team behind Morrowind. That tweet and image can be seen below.
Morrowind turns 15. Thanks for keeping it alive. Like you, one of our favorite times. Us back in 2002: pic.twitter.com/BWFN8RwEIW
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) May 2, 2017
In addition, Bethesda tweeted the game’s original trailer from back in 2002, the year the game released for PC and Xbox:
Over the years, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind has received unwavering support from dedicated fans. Many of these fans have created and published various modifications for arguably the most popular Elder Scrolls game of the series. These mods have ranged from graphical enhancements to the implementation of new weapons and armor.
Fans of The Elder Scrolls franchise have been aching for a remastered version of Morrowind for years. The celebration of Morrowind’s fifteen-year anniversary has only served to reinforce this desire. Unfortunately, Bethesda has remained relatively silent about the topic. No official remastered version of Morrowind has been announced.
However, the most ambitious fan-made modification project, dubbed the TESRenewal Project, seeks to not only remaster Morrowind, but upgrade the game altogether in the form of Skywind. This upgrade to Morrowind’s graphics, UI, and gameplay will use The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Creation Engine. Players who play this revised version of the game will require legitimate copies of both Morrowind and Skyrim in order to run the mod properly.
The same group of diehard fans are also working on an upgrade for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion titled Skyblivion.
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind released in May 2002 for PC in North America and Europe. An Xbox version of the game was released in June and November 2002 in North America and Europe respectively. Morrowind received favorable reviews from both fans and critics, and remains one of the most popular RPGs to date.