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===Skyrim===
''Skyrim'' released on November 11, 2011 (for an 11/11/11 release date) (8/12/11 for Japan), on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and kept to roughly the same size of its predecessor ''Oblivion''. ''Skyrim'' ran on Bethesda's own graphics and gameplay engine: Creation Engine. ''Skyrim'' reportedly cleared more than five times the sales figures of ''Oblivion''. [[Lore:Mysticism (skill)|Mysticism]] was removed from the game, and its spells reassigned elsewhere in the other magic schools, [[Skyrim:carriage|carriage]]s were added as a fast-travel option and enchanting was re-added as a skill. Crossbows and spears where re-added later on by ''Dawnguard'' and ''Dragonborn'' respectively, thought spears are only usable by the players as arrows.
 
''Skyrim'' won many awards, including "PC Game of the Year" from IGN and GameSpot. More than four accolades of "RPG of the Year", and more than eight accolades of "Overall Game of the Year".
After ''Skyrim'' was released three larger add-ons were released: ''[[Skyrim:Dawnguard|Dawnguard]]'', ''[[Skyrim:Hearthfire|Hearthfire]]'', and ''[[Dragonborn:Dragonborn|Dragonborn]]''. ''Dragonborn'' was [https://twitter.com/DCDeacon/status/323837011591036929 confirmed] to be the last add-on for ''Skyrim''.
===Online===
''The Elder Scrolls Online'' was released on April 4, 2014 for PC and Mac, and June 9, 2015 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It was developed by [[General:ZeniMax Online Studios|ZeniMax Online Studios]] but published by Bethesda and it is the first MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) game of the series, though not the first multiplayer game (see [[Battlespire:Battlespire|Battlespire]]). ''The Elder Scrolls Online'' is set across most of [[Lore:Tamriel|Tamriel]] as well as the Daedric realm of [[Lore:Coldharbour|Coldharbour]], though not all existing places are available for exploration in the game. [[Lore:Lycanthropy|Lycanthropy]] and [[Lore:Vampirism|Vampirism]] are only contractiblecontractable through related quests.
 
The Elder Scrolls Online required a subscription to play until March 2015. The game is now free to play after the initial game purchase, except that console players are required to have Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus (a requirement by the console developers).
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