Skyblivion modders continue to torture us with incredible footage of their progress

If someone hit me on the head and I slipped into a coma, chances are when I wake up in the hospital and look around at worried family members and medical professionals, my first question would be, “Is this skyblivion has left?”

The massive modding project, which is fully recreating The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in the Skyrim engine, has been in the works for years by a dedicated group of volunteer modders. With every dev journal released, I hope this is one that says “We’re finally done, it’s out, and you can play it!” Today’s Developer Diary it is not that one. It is, however, yet another tantalizing look at the mod and the incredible amount of progress the team has made, even though there is still a lot of work to be done.

In the video above you can take a look at the seven goblin tribes of Oblivion, from the Rock Biters of Timberscar Hollow to the Three Feather clan based in Plundered Mine. Daedric artifacts are also featured, such as Umbra (the sword, not the person you have to kill to get the sword), the mighty warhammer Dwemer Volendrung, and one of the most powerful weapons in the game, the fire-enchanted sword Goldbrand.

The cities of Leyawiin and Bruma are also displayed, along with an explanation of all the work that went into bringing them to life – every asset in the mod is being recreated from scratch, and that’s a tremendous undertaking. It’s easy to see why it took a solid decade of work to get this far.

And hey, the video even gives us a glimpse of everyone’s favorite and least favorite character, Adoring Fan. I miss that little worm. I hope it’s not also much longer until I can win your undying love in Skyblivion.

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