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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Don't expect Bethesda to remaster Morrowind

"I'd rather you play Morrowind the way it was," says Todd Howard.

What with Skyrim being ported to every single platform that'll run it (and even some that won't), fans of the fantasy RPG series would be forgiven for thinking that the studio would one day do the same kind of restorative work to another of its classic adventures, Morrowind.

Alas, nostalgic fans aren't going to get the opportunity to revisit a remastered version of the RPG, as Bethesda's Todd Howard recently confirmed that there are no plans to return to the third numbered game in the Elder Scrolls series.

"I'm happy that you can play Morrowind now on an Xbox One, as it's backwards compatible. I actually prefer that over remasters," he told The Guardian. "I'd rather you play Morrowind the way it was ... I think the age is part of its identity."

Skyrim has obviously been remastered for current-gen consoles, and for those wondering why Morrowind isn't getting the same love, Howards says that "it was already pretty visually close. But for something like Morrowind, my personal preference is not to remaster it."

If you've got a hankering to revisit Morrowind, you've still got options. You can play the original Xbox version and it's backwards compatible on Xbox One, and of course, it's widely available on PC. If you want something with a more modern touch, however, the region appeared in The Elder Scrolls Online, and you can read more about that here.

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