Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition coming to North America on July 12th!

Hot off the press! This afternoon we’ve officially announced The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition — coming to North America (more details on Europe soon) on Tuesday, July 12. Read the full release below:

The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition Available July 12th!

We are pleased to announce that The Elder Scrolls IV™: Oblivion® 5th Anniversary Edition will available in North America on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

The anniversary edition, which has a suggested retail price of $29.99, is the complete collection of the original award-winning game as well as the Knights of the Nine® and Shivering Isles® expansions. With countless ‘Game of the Year’ awards and overwhelming critical praise, Oblivion still remains a defining game in the role-playing genre. Celebrate one of the most expansive next-generation titles ever to be released on the Xbox®360, PlayStation®3, and PC platforms with this definitive, limited-edition compilation.

The Elder Scrolls IV™: Oblivion® 5th Anniversary Edition includes:

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: With the empire ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion open and demons march upon the land. You must find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.

Knights of the Nine: A fallen King has been unchained from the darkness of Oblivion to seek vengeance upon the Gods who banished him. Only a champion pure of heart can vanquish the evil that has been released.

Shivering Isles: Enter the torn realm of Sheogorath – a world where Mania and Dementia reign. Do you have the strength to survive his trials, to tame a realm fraught with paranoia and despair, and wear the mantle of a God?

The North American 5th Anniversary Edition also includes:

Collector’s Steelbook: A beautiful collectible metal case masterfully embossed with Daedric symbols.

Making of Oblivion: A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Oblivion.

Oblivion Game Map: A full-color map of Cyrodiil and the Shivering Isles.

Save on Skyrim: Contains a $10 mail-in rebate offer for the purchase of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and a Skyrim strategy guide.

Details on the versions that will be available in the rest of the world and their contents will be released soon.

Reader Comments

  1. I wish there was some patch to allow plug-ins on Win7 x64. Haven’t found a way to do this yet. It’s unfortunate that new collections keep coming out, but not fixing FORWARD compatibility issues from day one. I understand not adding backward compatibility, but will this game still be playable in 5-7 years? Lacking the DLC to begin with is another shortfall.

    Putting a pretty case, map, documentary and coupon are all well and good…but I’ll be waiting for Skyrim.

  2. Wow. I mean, really?

    You better have a good reason for not including the rest of the DLC.

    Otherwise I already know 34 people who aren’t going to buy.

    On top of that, consider the local TES fan club disbanded.

  3. Thanks for the response gstaff. In turn, I’m sorry too. I have no plans to remain a customer or purchase anymore Bethesda games. Would say it’s been fun, but it hasn’t, since I was never able to finish Oblivion due to the bugs you haven’t fixed. Now that you all have made your “plans” known, I’ll be sure to pass on what you’ve shared.

    Best of luck to you!

  4. Finally someone who have the heart to answer. But sorry, this is real enough for me. If you really repackage the GOTY Edition with NOTHING MORE IN IT, just to make money it really hurts me. We always support you in all things, every custumer. Why cant we get something back? you were the best programmers on the market, but if i see how you deal with your customers and cant react on the comments and take 1-2 Days to make at least a trophy support i really, really dont know why we customers should further support you.

    What is the reason? There is nothing planned? Then take some hours to make the trophy support. Never you will get the chance to get in such few hours so much money with more selled products. If it is not planned I want a statement when a trophy patch on the old edition comes out. If not, i’m really sorry Bethesda, you will lost many people, including me, who wont buy any other products of you. And this will hurt me, that will hurt you, that will even heart the maybe wonderful game.

    Bethesda, if you read this, please give me a statement why you wont make a trophy support if you read that many many people want it. Please, please, please think about it. Think about it, and please try it. Try it. Please. The staff who will do this will be the hero of many many players, has my respect and gives me the trust in your company back. Please answer. Thank you alot if you read this and try it. If not thank you, thank you for nothing.

  5. BTW…

    gstaff mentioned in an earlier post that it’s hard to find new GOTY editions, however, that isn’t the case for used copies. I have a used PS3 copy in EXCELLENT condition that anyone can have. I’ll even pay the postage just to get rid of it. No joke! First person to email me an address gets it. It’s already in an envelope ready to go, because NOBODY should have to PAY for CRAP like this. Otherwise, it has a rendezvous with the trash, which is what it’s worth to me now. iemailtroy@gmail.com

    Hopefully, somebody else can get more enjoyment and value, and not as much headache, out of it than I have.

  6. No trophies? So… could you add trophies, then?

    Bethesda’s always been one to listen to fan demand, I think, so why doesn’t the team take into account the countless amount of trophy requests the fans have been asking for?

    Surely, it shouldn’t be that hard to patch them in. Achievements are already enabled in the Xbox 360 version of Oblivion, so all you have to do is copy and paste them from there, and make them compatible with the trophy framework.

    Put in some trophies and you’ve got my purchase. I’ve beaten Oblivion three times already. I wouldn’t mind buying it and playing it again if trophies were added.

  7. I was going to be a day one purchaser if PS3 version came with trophies and/or if it came with all DLC bundled. Call me crazy, but getting a trophy patch out AND putting ALL the DLC into this disk for PS3 would have been money in the bank (new customers and those who repurchase for the extra love). For goodness sake, I’ve played the heck out of it on the PC and would have STILL bought it for PS3 if these things were added.

  8. No trophies? No sale.
    How hard can it be to put trophies in, it would lead to a huge increase in sales. It makes financial sense.

  9. RE: FREE COPY OF THE ELDER SCROLLS IV: OBLIVION

    The copy has been claimed, and one less person throwing away good money to Bethesda for that broke-@$$, incomplete and neglected piece-of-work they’re trying to sell.

    ***FYI Bethesda, there are a growing number of people canceling pre-orders and deciding not to purchase this “product” of yours thanks to receiving a bit of news about what it really is and who you are. No joke!

  10. Another pre-order cancelled. More upset that Bethesda won’t answer questions about why they aren’t supporting trophies or giving the DLC to PS3 users. Selling video games successfully only happens when you listen to what your customers want. Just look at this thread! Basic customer service proves that. Hope your company figures this out, otherwise you won’t last.

  11. Been wondering, has anyone actually finished Oblivion? Have to agree with J Bigbootie and Troy on this one. Have not been able to get past 450 to 500 game hours…game locks up hard. I have bought 3 copies of this game; one PC version and 2 Xbox 360 versions. All copies crash on average once every four hours requiring ont to re-load last saved game. After 450 or so game hours the saved games are corrupted and will not load anymore.
    Will these bugs have been fixed in the new release? Oblivion is such a great game that I would spend money for a copy that actually runs!! I don’t even care about DLCs (though it would be good customer relations to include the DLCs in the re-release) as long as I could finish the game!! Along those same lines, trophy support is useless unless one could actually finish the game!!
    Have had great luck with Fallout…thanks for a great game Bethesda! But Oblivion, in my opinion is the best gaming concept I have seen out there. Please fix the bugs……people out there pay a lot of their hard erned cash for these games…I think they deserve a quality product for their money.
    Looking forward to Skyrim

  12. We can clearly say this to the Bethesda blog for their faulty advertisement “Stop right there criminal scum” But thank you for the chance to get this game again like so many of our PS3 friends. Remember guys the best version was the PS3 one. I only played the game and beat it but had no DLC other then NOTN and will really be a blast playing Shivering DLC for the first time. :)

  13. I’m really disappointed that there is no additional DLC and trophies. A shiny case, map and documentary doesn’t really make up for the gaming experience. I do ask though, will there even be rumble on the PS3 version? The GOTY version didn’t even have rumble, its fascinating how many times PS3 guys are getting shafted :(

  14. Yeah, this is a nice pack, but kinda pointless, true, if you can get the whole pack on Steam including the DLC that didn’t make it to PS3 for $24.99. Although, if this did include those smaller download packs that weren’t released on PS3 I’d buy it in a heartbeat even though I already have played and beat the game on both Xbox and PS3 :) Fantastic deal for a gamer new to the series though, $30 for hundreds of potential hours of gameplay is great.

  15. Dear Bethesda Softworks, LLC (Company of ZeniMax Media Inc.),

    I’ve been doing some homework I’d like to share. Although you aren’t Better Business Bureau accredited, I found your home state Maryland branch has some accounting on you beginning some time in 2008. An interesting year to start receiving complaints. One year or less after the North American PS3 release of Oblivion on March 20, 2007? Whatever the issues that prompted the reporting, here is your report card:

    35 of 37 (95%) complaints of “Problems with Product/Service” in the last 3 years
    25 of 37 (68%) complaints resolved with BBB assistance
    22 of 37 (59%) complaints addressed in the last 12 months
    1 of 37 ( 3%) BBB found business made good faith effort to resolve complaint
    4 of 37 (11%) BBB did not find business made good faith effort to resolve complaint
    In case you didn’t know, your local BBB has rated you with an F on a scale of A+ to F. Of the 1,014 businesses in your category 949 had no complaints in the last 36 months, 59 with 1-4, 5 with 5-25, 1 with 26-99 and none with more than 100. Guess which ONE you were.

    It’s apparent some individuals found your product and/or service so lacking, they felt obliged to take some form of action. Unfortunately, we’ll never know how many others just didn’t take the time or effort to report you, but I suspect that number would be a great deal more than 37, which will soon become 38 or more. I’ll also bet a good percentage of those others might have been young, unaware kids who spent their allowance or hard earned after school money to buy your product. — continued –>

  16. You and this game may have received high acclaim when you introduced it to the world in 2006, but you have also garnered an unsavory reputation for buggy games with poor post launch support. In your defense, some argue you’ve been sooo busy at work on Skyrim to be able to address the issues of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and it’s going to be such a great game. I’m not buying it and you don’t get off that easy. Here’s why:

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion developed by Bethesda Game Studios/Co-published by Bethesda Softworks & 2K Games timeline:
    2006
    03/21 (PC/Xbox) TES IV: Oblivion released (US)
    06/06 (PC/Xbox) First official patch 1.1.511
    10/07 (PC) Earliest post of animation glitch (Approx. 7 months (PC) post-launch/6 months (PS3) pre-launch)
    2007
    01/09 (PC) Unofficial animation glitch patch available
    01/18 Bethesda reportedly sells over 3 million copies
    03/20 (PS3) TES IV: Oblivion released (US)
    03/23 (PC/Xbox) Official Patch 1.2.0214 (10 new Xbox achievements for SI)
    03/23 (PS3) Last official PS3 patch 1.2.0214 pre-installed with upcoming GOTY
    04/30 (PC/Xbox) Last official patch 1.2.0416
    08/10 BethBlog “The Oblivion Iron Man Contest” (Longest play time on one save file): Game ending glitch reports posted
    09/10 (PC/Xbox) TES IV: Oblivion GOTY released (US)
    10/16 (PS3) TES IV: Oblivion GOTY released (US)
    2008
    07/03 (PS3) Earliest post of animation/save file glitch (Approx. 15 months post launch)
    2011
    07/12 (PC/Xbox) Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5 Year Anniversary release (US)
    07/12 (PS3) TES IV: Oblivion 5 Year Anniversary release (US)
    **Info compiled mostly from uesp.net, wikipedia.org and bethblog.com — continued –>

  17. This timeline clearly shows the major animation bug, in particular, made an appearance on the PC, and Xbox shortly after, around or before Oct 2006. An “unofficial” PC patch was created by Jan 2007, but not by you. By this time this bug had been posted on your discussion board and others, at least a full 6 months prior to releasing the PS3 version. Posts after this period can also be found stating that you replied to inquiries with the statement that you had no plans to fix it. As of Jan 2007, you’ve reportedly sold 3 million copies for the PC and Xbox alone. Moving to March 2007, you release the PS3 version, most assuredly with full knowledge of this bug, yet you still haven’t addressed it or created an official patch. You release the game again as GOTY in Sept/Oct 2007. It’s interesting what you were doing on your blog Aug 10, 2007 when this bug had legs. As of Jul 2008, there are reports it appears on the PS3, and Bethesda is still allegedly stating it has no plans to fix it. Fast forward to 2011, same story, no fix. This clearly indicates that you had to be aware that there were major and other issues with the product you were selling, about to sell and still selling to the public with no determinable intention of fixing it. It had been well documented for the PC and patched 9 months or less from the 2006 PC release, but not by you. The PS3 and 360 are still without one in 2011. Several major bugs and other glitches appeared well within a reasonable timeframe from the respective launch dates, whereby you should have “supported” them, but you didn’t. — continued –>

  18. Your “Oblivion Hardware and Software Issues” discussion board is still very much active with an amazing 43 pages that are nearly 100% dated between late 2009 to today. How can you not even have the decency to at least offer some explanation about the concerns being raised, or better yet, support this game by producing some long overdue fixes? And now, you have the unmitigated gall to re-release the exact same GOTY version from 2007 in 2011, with “no plan” to fix it. I hope this newest edition comes with a disclaimer ON THE CASE about its defects, either that or an announcement about how and when you’ll be issuing patches. This game has been marketed as being “sandbox” and “open ended,” yet it has an inherent flaw that can prevent it from fulfilling that most basic intended and expected design and purpose. Yet, you have “no plan” to fix it. –END–

  19. Yet more scams Bethesda? I hope this package comes with a disclaimer stating that Xbox Live is required to run The Shivering Isles and Knights of The Nine, if the content on these discs is exactly the same as the content on the discs released back in 2007, then these discs are missing the vital patch to run the expansion packs and anyone without connection to Xbox Live will not be able to play them.

    It’s a pointless release, one could just go and buy the GOTY edition for less money since it contains the same stuff.

    Those videos will be up on the web in no time, so thanks Bethesda but no thanks.

    I’ll avoid.

  20. oooh i cannot wait for this to be released in uk (do not currently have a copy/had to sell my goty edition along with 360 due to bills :-( cannot wait to revisit oblivion (in preperation for skyrim day 11 11 11 :-D

  21. @gstaff wrote on June 25th, 2011,

    Are you referring to THE LAST KNOWN OFFICIAL PATCH for the PC and Xbox platforms back in April 2007? The last patch, after which, you essentially abandoned a significant segment of your customer base while major bugs and glitches crippled their gaming experience in your “award winning” game, for which you have “no plans” or refuse to fix? Is that the one you’re referring to?

    The ball is still in your court to provide some reasonable explanation, or more preferably, some resolution to the issues and concerns that have been raised.

  22. @Troy L. Barner you are so correct I couldn’t agree with you any further. Come to think of it, the amount of glitches was insane in Oblivion. Not only Oblivion, Fallout 3 was even worse, it was like 10 minutes gameplay 5 minutes freezing and encountering problems that ended my gaming experience on many occasions. To think they have learned something from Oblivion. Here is a list of problems I personally encountered for Oblivion GOTY AND Fallout 3 GOTY edition on my PS3.

    Oblivion:

    Locked in a guild after resting (with no lockpicks and spells, it becomes impossible to get out!).
    Random freezing (many many occasions).
    Scattered building bricks that you can’t pick up.
    The Orc falling off a bridge making it impossible to buy one of the houses.

    Fallout 3:

    The big robot thing near the end of the main storyline getting STUCK against the edge of the bridge (I saved right during the thing got stuck, I was not able to continue the quest making it a game ending).
    Random freezing and ridiculous long load times (it was way worse than Oblivion, I encountered this in every Fallout 3 DLC numerous times as well).
    The Alien head glitch, in the mothership zeta DLC (another game ending problem).
    A glitch from the pitt, (I can’t remember what it was, it was up to the part where you steal the baby and talking to the slave trader boss guy).

    Again, all of these problems are encountered in your supposedly ‘Game of The Year’ Editions. I cannot even count the number of times I was forced to restart my PS3. Please fix your problems Bethesda, you do realize the fans pay a lot of money for your games, right? In Australia games are around $80-90 when first released. Can you also support your products like the company that did Unreal Tournament 3? For example, include trophies, rumble and ALL the DLC fans have been missing out?

  23. I do not see why You cannot just port over the Achievements into trophies for PS3, you probably do that with all of your releases anyway, almost all major companies just port over games after they are created.

  24. Ok, now I find this funny.

    With over 50 pre-orders at my local Gamestop, there are none remaining.

    Getting a clue yet?

    Include DLC, or at LEAST Trophy support for PS3. It will be well worth your time.

  25. I would have considered this a must buy if it had DLC like Wizards Tower and Fighter’s Stronghold included, but it’s just the GOTY edition again, but maybe they might be included still, I’ll hold out hope :)

  26. If somehow you have never played Oblivion than by all means buy this immediately after release. For those of us that have played Oblivion, Shivering Isles, and Knights of the Nine there is no real reason to buy this other than for the case that it comes in if you collect that sort of thing. If Bethesda would have included those miscellaneous quests that were part of their DLC back in the day I would have picked this up. I had the horse armor, the expansions, but I missed those 2-3 dungeon/castle quests that came out like 4 years ago.

  27. Elder Scrolls 4: Shameless Cash-in Edition? Anyone who buys this is a mug with more money than sense. Get the GotY edition pre-owned for $10 instead. If you pay $20 more for a metal box and a map, you may be Leonard from the Big Bang Theory.

  28. Hmm, what is different? I picked up the game of the year edition for like 20 bucks used and it contains everything that is listed here for 29.99. This is an attempt to cash in some more on their monster hit Oblivion but it’s not cool to do this to us fans. Oh well, my game of the year edition is just fine and I await 11-11-11 eagerly.

  29. I was curious if this version will fix some of the glitches of the NPC’s randomly killing themselves. I’m still a little upset I cant buy the mansion in one of the towns because it is known that the NPC who has the deed sometimes walks off the bridge and dies and doesnt respawn…… if this is fixed I will totally buy this game! I know those glitches are fixed/updated on the PC version why not the console???

  30. Hey guys. I’m here just to show my frustration.
    I know exactly what “Sean” just said… the place where I go to buy games. I got some friends in there who wants to play oblivion once more with trophies and know what? ALL OF THEM ARE PISSED WITH NO TROPHY SUPPORT AND NO DLC. Nobody from bethesda seens to care about it. hmmm Troy if you read this dont try to get more upset than you are. I think I know how you feel. Let’s hope oblivion developers just see, read this… feel our frustration with those things. Please bethesda. LISTEN YOUR FANS.

  31. Much, much gratitude to everyone speaking out to Bethesda about this game and your experiences and opinions of it. I agree with you as well John wrote on June 25th, 2011 and Theleo wrote on June 24th, 2011.

    I believe if this weren’t the gaming industry, and let’s say involved a matter of public safety, a company displaying this type of behavior, by KNOWINGLY and/or REPEATEDLY releasing a defective product, would likely face much more intense public scrutiny. They’d likely face legal consequences too. We can look to the recent events with Toyota and their faulty brake and accelerator issue for example, which they eventually had to own up to and address. The basic scenario is no different here.

    1. Company produces and sells product
    2. Product is found to be faulty
    3. Company tries to minimize or brush aside issue
    4. Company faces serious backlash and a PR nightmare
    5. Company acknowledges issue and assumes responsibility
    6. Company makes restitution
    ***The only difference here, steps 4-6 haven’t happened… yet.

    Bethesda… speaking as a PS3 owner, I don’t believe I’m alone when I say you have really made the owners of the platform feel quite insignificant by comparison, however, this in some respects could also be said of many in your console market altogether. You have displayed little, if any, interest in your customer’s concerns beyond your own profit motives. This 5 Year Anniversary release is effectively being criticized as simply a “cash grab” and there’s really no reasoning to refute that. It doesn’t address the major game breaking bugs and glitches, furthermore, it exhibits a grave indifference and irreverence to your PS3 market by not including trophy support or the complete set of DLC available on Xbox and PC. By re-releasing Oblivion broken and incomplete to a new generation of gamers, it is assured more will encounter the same problems and develop the same animosities about your products and your company. That doesn’t seem very smart to me.

  32. Much, much gratitude to everyone speaking out to Bethesda about this game and your experiences and opinions of it. I agree with you as well John wrote on June 25th, 2011 and Theleo wrote on June 24th, 2011.

    I believe if this weren’t the gaming industry, and let’s say involved a matter of public safety, a company displaying this type of behavior, by KNOWINGLY and/or REPEATEDLY releasing a defective product, would likely face much more intense public scrutiny. They’d likely face legal consequences too. We can look to the recent events with Toyota and their faulty brake and accelerator issue for example, which they eventually had to own up to and address. The basic scenario is no different here.

    1. Company produces and sells product
    2. Product is found to be faulty
    3. Company tries to minimize or brush aside issue
    4. Company faces serious backlash and a PR nightmare
    5. Company acknowledges issue and assumes responsibility
    6. Company makes restitution
    ***The only difference here, steps 4-6 haven’t happened… yet.

    Bethesda… speaking as a PS3 owner, I don’t believe I’m alone when I say you have really made the owners of the platform feel quite insignificant by comparison, however, this in some respects could also be said of many in your console market altogether. You have displayed little, if any, interest in your customer’s concerns beyond your own profit motives. This 5 Year Anniversary release is effectively being criticized as simply a “cash grab” and there’s really no reasoning to refute that. It doesn’t address the major game breaking bugs and glitches, furthermore, it exhibits a grave indifference and irreverence to your PS3 market by not including trophy support or the complete set of DLC available on Xbox and PC. By re-releasing Oblivion broken and incomplete to a new generation of gamers, it is assured more will encounter the same problems and develop the same animosities about your products and your company. That doesn’t seem very smart to me.

  33. I really think you guys could make alot of money from releasing a game with all the DLC, i can never buy it online, i dont have online but i would buy it if it was included in this. and i guess the PS3 trophies aswell, shame but you guys shuld think about it :S

  34. Old game with glitches that potentially screws the system your playing it on. This cause for a 5th year anniversary.

  35. @Troy L. Barner, all I can say is bravo and I am 100% with you. As I stated before, I played my copy of this title into the ground on the PC, but was still willing to play through the hundreds of hours of gameplay again on the PS3 if this re-release contained a motivating factor for purchase. This is just another example of a product being used as a PR tool and nothing else in my opinion.

    If they earnestly wanted to release it as a “5th Anniversary Edition”, I would expect something beyond the GOYT in a shiny box. All DLC, regardless of platform, and for PS3 specifically, activate the trophies that already exist, essentally, as acheivments. The only trophy they would really have to create would be the platinum!

    I may not speak for the majority on the issue of the bugs in the game, but I would forgive the bugs if the trophy support and DLC were included. User JOHN mentioned Fallout 3, and I personally LOVED that GOTY edition. It had what the PS3 Oblivion lacked and still lacks: trophies and all DLC. I endured all the glitches, freezes and bugs, and you know what? I still walked away fully satisfied with the game after accomplishing all that I could.

    We are telling you point blank via this blog’s comment section and countless other areas on the net; if you just release a trophy patch for Oblivion, you would sell the copies on PS3 like hotcakes. New customers and returning customers such as me would flock to it. Though it is far too late to get the content on the disc, if you also offered the full battery of DLC to PS3 customers via a download voucher or hell a pre-order incentive, this edition would be hard to find day one. If you earnestly fixed at least the game breaking bugs to boot, the only way to get this copy would be to pre-order, and pre-order like yesterday.

  36. Wow, is really that difficult to add trophies? XBox version has achivements so you already have those defined. You would sell a lot more with trophies.

  37. @ gstaff

    The latest patch isn’t on all the copies of the Xbox 360 GOTY Edition. Or at least not the 2 copies I have purchased and tried. Also tried it on 2 different 360′s, a 20GB Arcade and a 250GB S. I can’t get Live.

    All that aside, the guys on your tech support number said it must be a problem with my Xboxes. The fact of the matter is that many people NEED to have Live for the KoTN and SI add-ons. If not everybody… google it.

    That said, I have this edition pre-ordered for my PS3 so I can now enjoy the two expansions without any trouble. Hopefully.

    Thanks for nothing.

  38. I won’t be buying Skyrim, TES is overrated and Bethesda don’t even listen to their customers. I will take my money elsewhere and spend it on Dark Souls which is releasing in October for 360 and PS3. Unlike Bethesda, From Software have listened to their fans and have made Dark Souls with more content, difficulty, longer campaign and a bigger world than the spiritual predecessor to it, which was the award winning and GOTY of 2009 and 10 in EU; Demon’s Souls.

    Oblivion = bugged.
    Fallout 3 = bugged.
    Fallout New Vegas = gaming ending bugs everywhere.

    I’m glad the PS3 users are seeing what Bethesda truly are, releasing the same type of games again and again with nothing new save for new bugs and glitches to end the game. I can only hope everyone else also sees Bethesda for the greedy money scamming buggers that they are.

  39. Hello,

    Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition Available July 12th, has subtitles in Spanish or Portuguese?

    My decision to buy now will depend on this response!

    It will be released in the Portuguese language?

    Bethesda needs someone to translate for protugues?

    In this case I could apply for a job? :)

    Brazil has 35 million users of digital games, the equivalent of 76% of the population active on the Internet that is between 10 to 65 years. That number places the country in fourth place in the ranking of the largest markets in this segment of the world, behind only the United States (145 million), Russia (38 million) and Germany (36 million).

    This is one of the findings of a survey conducted in ten countries by Newzoon, an international market study focused on the gaming industry.

    Thanks to respond

    vital

  40. I have never played any of the Elder Scrolls, but I had heard so much rave about it from my friends, and only recently decided to save money from my savings(i’m 15) to buy it. I don’t ever have really enough money for every game out there. I’m a Wii user and a major Zelda and Conduit fan, I also play legendary PC games such as TF2 and Supreme Commander(my favorites).

    As I never have alot of money, I wait for the game to be released and listen to reviews to make my purchase or not. I see now that there are a few bugs and glitches to this game, but I will still buy it. But, now having heard all there is to hear from this site, I will make all the neglected loyal players content to know that I will NOT buy this edition of the game, and I am indeed a collector and would love that metal case, but I would feel terrible knowing that this release comes with nothing good and lost money, also to know that PS3(which i’m not a fan of) users are being denied their rights to have proper in-game achievements, which like every other console they should have a system for it. I would lose my hard earned money by purchasing a game with no improvements and no extra in-game content. I would also lose time by not buying it today rather than later. I’m going to buy the GOTY edition for $24.99 and support those who are being neglected by a company they once were loyal to, even though i’m not on their console side, it’s not right to pick favorites when it comes to these problems.

    PS: I don’t listen to “official” reviews such as IGN(can’t spell ignorant without IGN) because they are just the worst type of people to say anything good about a game and give it a less than bad rating because of the stupidest reasons. I listen to the fan reviews because they have much better reasons to like it and have backed up, non fanatic facts that make the game good.

    All in all, i’m still getting this game, but GOTY edition because of all the unfair things done to many players out there, and buying this edition would just be joining the side that was once a good caring company and not joining the side which has the most impact on their side. Long live the players.

  41. Hi @Jonathan wrote on June 27th, 2011,

    I appreciate the acknowledgment, thank you. You know, I can’t necessarily fault Bethesda for using Oblivion’s 5th year anniversary as a PR tool and opportunity to drum up some interest for the Skyrim release. That actually kinda makes sense to me, and if it brings in a bit of cash, that isn’t necessarily so bad either. What I don’t don’t agree with is the unwise and unprincipled way they’ve gone about it. I also don’t believe they have put together the worthiest marketing strategy for it. It is certainly not very well thought out, and I don’t think too many would disagree with that. And, as we’re seeing here on this blog, people will either find value in it and buy it, or not. The overall results of that are pretty self evident.

    However, what doesn’t make sense to me is why they would use Oblivion in its current state as a tool for PR. For one, it’s broken and that to me is unethical. It’s also incomplete for a sizable segment of their market and that has diminished the value of the series and one of its well loved titles. I actually fell in love the game, believe or not. What they’ve failed to do is honor it by leaving it in a tarnished and diminished state. That’s the tragedy of it all, in my opinion.

  42. you know, it really sucks that it doesnt support trophies!

    DELAY IT,
    ADD TROPHIES,
    JACK IT UP ANOTHER 10 BUCKS IF YOU WANT.

    just gimme the trophies