The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion remains one of the most beloved entries in the long-running open-world RPG franchise. Now, some decade later, a new fan-made mod seeks to capitalize on this adoration, bringing the world of Cyrodiil into the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim engine.
Skyblivion, a mod created by a group of volunteers known as TESRenewal, is a project aiming to bring Oblivion “to a new generation of gamers and re-introduce it to long time fans of the series” by rebuilding and baking Cyrodiil (and all of Oblivion’s DLC) into the Skyrim and Skyrim: Special Edition engines. As expected, this means you must legitimately own Oblivion, Skyrim, and all DLC for both games. Otherwise, Skyblivion will be inaccessible.
After meeting the above requirements, accessing Skyblivion is simple. You download it from Nexus, Steam Workshop, or Bethesda mods, install it, launch Skyrim, and create a new character. From there, Skyblivion–and all of its rebuilt assets, including Oblivion’s creatures, locations, quests, create-a-class system, spellmaking mechanic, and more–will be available and you will be able to travel between Cyrodiil, Morrowind, and Skyrim freely.
There’s no release date for Skyblivion, but it will be 100 percent free when it does arrive on PC. Unfortunately, due to its size, TESR says the mod won’t launch on consoles. Even still, progress is being made steadily, as the mod’s exterior map is almost complete.