Skyrim PlayStation 5 on Amazon is fake but Bethesda gets slammed [UPDATED]

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Skyrim Special Edition for the PS5 popped on on Amazon France for $115AUD and Blizzard are getting slammed by disappointed fans.

People were curious, but not at all surprised, to see that Amazon had listed the PlayStation 5 version of Skyrim Special Edition on their France store. But they’re not happy with the price for this ancient port.

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UPDATE: It has been verified that the images of a Skyrim: Special Edition were fake. Bethesda, at the moment, have no plans of releasing the open-world role-playing game on next gen consoles a la PlayStation 5, Xbox One Series X.

Many people remember the day Bethesda released The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim because it was one of the most anticipated games two generations ago. It also released on November 11th, 2011 — or rather 11/11/11 — making it near impossible to forget.

It’s been almost 10 years since the game originally launched on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Since then it has been ported to multiple consoles as well as seen a few next-gen ‘definitive’ releases: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and now the Nintendo Switch. There’s even a new standalone version of the game on PlayStation VR; mind you, you have to repurchase the game if you want the VR experience.

Now the game is seemingly receiving yet another ‘definitive’ next-gen port. PlayStation 5 copies of Skyrim Special Edition have surfaced on Amazon for the steep price of 70EU; that’s roughly $85USD and $115AUD.

Skyrim Special Edition pops up on Amazon France for $85USD.

Fans don’t only have a problem with the price tag, they are also accusing Bethesda of cheating gamers.

“What’s the point of release a PlayStation 5 version when you can just buy the PC version for half the price. Just download the graphics mod and you’ve got the best looking Skyrim available,” one user commented.

“I’m guessing it’s going to be $70USD here. That’s way too much for a 10-year-old game. Sh*tty move, Bethesda,” another wrote.

Did Todd Howard say, “I fear not the man?”

American videogame designer and Bethesda’s executive producer, Todd Howard, is now being slammed with a meme depicting him as a hypocrite.

The meme shows a picture of Todd Howard with the quote, “I fear not the man who has released 10000 games at once, but I fear the man who has released 1 game 10000 times.”

FACT CHECK: Todd Howard did not say “I fear the man who has released one game 10,000 times.”

This is an obvious joke. Todd However never said this. It’s an alternative version of Bruce Lee’s famous quote, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

However, Todd Howard has received a lot of criticism for repackaging and reselling Skyrim over the years and his responses have been laughable.

Will you be picking up The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on the PS5 or is this a hard pass? Let us know in the comments below.

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