“The Skyblivion Project’s First Content Release”.
Releasing content for Skyblivion is not as easy at it may sound. Assets and mechanics created by the team are usually merged straight into our master build and from the start of the project we didn’t have releasing small pieces of content in mind.
Having that said it shouldn’t come as a surprise that by this point in Skyblivion’s development we have recreated a lot of assets originally found in Cyrodiil. Some more noteworthy than others but all necessary to be able to release Skyblivion. For those who are aren’t in the loop. we are legally required to recreate every 3D asset found in Oblivion or replace it with a Skyrim counterpart. And here’s a fun fact: there are 8032 assets listed on our spreadsheets. Some of which you may have seen during our streams, development updates or on our gallery. 9 Divines give us strength.
During the Christmas holiday the team and myself got to thinking, what if we started to release some of these assets going forward? Surely out of these 8032 assets there will be something that can be released to the public without costing us too much time and resources. We had a few brainstorming sessions and eventually decided that starting in 2020 we will try and release weapon and armor mods periodically if and when we can.
That brings us back to “The Skyblivion Project’s First Content Release”. For our first content release I would like to present you with our Cyrodiilic Steel armor. This set is made by Spyros Frigas and was implemented and released with the help of Borx25, greavesy, Stayd and KettleWitch. We hope that with this armor set you will finally be able to slay some of those Stormcloak dogs in style.
The Steel Armor release didn’t just include the armor but also a short story to help introduce it in an immersive way. If you havent see the release trailer yet I suggest you have a look to better understand who wore this armor and how it came to Skyrim.