Bethesda ported Skyrim to Xbox One, but there's a catch

With Fallout 4 due to his shelves next week, the anticipation for the sequel is at an all-time high. But in order to develop the game, Bethesda had to take an interesting step in the process – and that included porting over The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Bethesda's Todd Howard talked about the process to Game Informer, which helped make the development of Fallout 4  for consoles work so much easier. "The first thing we did was port Skyrim to Xbox One," said Howard regarding the port process, adding, "Don't get your hopes up yet" in regards to playing it.

Howard explained that the game took quite a while to develop, and porting over the older game enabled them to gather the data needed to make the game better.

There's no word if Skyrim will be playable on new consoles, but considering its development status – and the vast possibilities with Microsoft's backwards compatible program – you can never say never.

In the meantime, though, Fallout 4 will sate your gaming needs on November 10.