Skywind Shows Off First Sight of Remade Vivec and More

06/24/2021 - 09:16 | By: Brian Renadette
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The latest development video for Skywind, a fan project that recreates Morrowind in the Skyrim: Special Edition engine, has just launched. As well as showing off the game's graphical development, we also learn more about how things are progressing behind the scenes.

Despite being the oldest of the "modern" Elder Scrolls games, Morrowind has a special place in the hearts of the series' fans, and even has a dedicated contest to modding it. However, one team of fans is looking to bring the game into the modern era. This fan project, known as Skywind, began life in 2012 as a means to port Morrowind, but changed direction in 2015 to be a total ground-up recreation of the game in Skyrim. It's worth noting that it's not a direct remake or remaster, but a modernization, which means the team sometimes has to ask "How would the game be made today?"

In addition to showing off the places and people of Skywind, the developer video also offers news about how the project is going. According to narrator Daniel Hodge, almost all of the essential concept art for the project is complete, which means that game models can now be built using said references. On the 3D modeling side, the team is very proud of completing Vivec, the capital of Vvardenfell. However, there's still plenty of modeling left to do, and the team is ready to take on more modelers to aid in the production. Other notable accomplishments include the completion of over 100 dungeons and interiors, as well as overcoming several challenges in animation, allowing the team to focus on creation instead of overcoming.

Skywind has no known release date, but will be for PC only. Players will need both Morrowind (plus its expansions) and Skyrim: Special Edition in order to play Skywind. You can find the project's website here and its Discord here. The team is open to take on more modelers, level designers, and more to help with the project's development.

 
 

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