Golden Mead for a Golden Game

It’s done!!!

We’re pleased to announce that after more than three years of hard work, the team at Bethesda Game Studios has completed over 20 versions of Skyrim — across multiple platforms, languages, and countries. That’s right, Skyrim is officially gold!

The team celebrated last night with sweet golden mead brewed by Kurt Kuhlmann, Ryan Jenkins, and Shane Liesegang.

For more pics, check out the slideshow below…

Reader Comments

  1. Congratulations! Skyrim is my most anticipated game of the year and from what I’ve heard, it’s definitely game of the year material.

  2. I’m fairly certain drinking mean from a styrofoam cup is a blasphemy in at least one religion.

    Congrats anyway guys! It’s all uphill from here!

    • The awkward moment when you guys flip the coin and your son wins, you push him away, steal the xbox, and go live with your friends for a few days.

  3. I’ve been stocking up on drinks for when Skyrim finally reaches my house. The last year has flown by, and I have never been more excited for a video game since Oblivion.

  4. As already noted on your FB page. these pictures made me thirsty so i went and pored me a glass of my favorite bottle of mead. Made on an original Nordic recipe of course :-D
    Besides it’s J-day here in DK (release of christmas beers) so i had one of those too :-)

  5. congrats – and please try pottery mugs or even hollowed cowhorns (maybe from rpgcon 2012) instead of styrofoam for your next gold celebration O.o ;)

  6. Congratulations Bethesda! The TES fans here know and realize you’ve been working hard for the past few years to make a game that we could all be in awe of. Going gold is well deserved. Keep making an ‘em this good and I promise I’ll keep playing ‘em. Cheers! Here’s to Skyrim, Fallout 4 and whatever else comes next :)

  7. Hey! Someone bought a Desmond hoody! Is he allowed to do that, can he buy ubisoft clothes and wear them around the office? Isn’t that grounds for courts martial?

    • No worries – I bet Odin and Freya currently fill Loki up with mead and cider for the next 7 weeks – he will surely not recover from the hangover until january and we’ll get a trouble-free Skyrim launch ;)

  8. Praise the Daedra! Congratulations Bethesda and may SKYRIM bring you much riches in many forms. Thank you for the joy you are about to bestow upon us all.

    Hail Bethesda! They give us the emotional overflow of never ending joy.

  9. Nice to see that those with a dream job are just a susceptible to rabid alcoholism as the rest of us. Congrats on the impending release people & 5 more sleeps to go is still too long to wait. Skeever bastards….. why not 7/11/11?

  10. I do believe that I’ll honor Sanguine by celebrating the release of Skyrim with a horn-full of mead myself! I fully intend to have some tasty mead once I sit down at home and begin playing through the first time. 11/11/11 cannot come fast enough!!

  11. A local retailer here in Germany just posted on Facebook that they are expecting to ship copies of the game on 11/09/11. Just-in-time logistics, anyone?

    I’m really looking forward to this game. I expect it to severely improve my winter. ;)

  12. We get it at 2 am the night between thursday and friday here in DK. If I know steam right, it’s going to be more like 3 am. Well I guess I’m going to set it on DL and then shut down the pc when I go to uni next morning, and then play when I get home

  13. Well done Bethesda. I can’t wait to delve into your amazing creation. Thank you for creating these games with the most beautiful interactive worlds. Your tremendous amount of work is appreciated.

  14. Gosh, i was getting a little worried here… but now i will settle down and wait… and when i finaly get it… ”Die, mudcrab!”