Skyrim fans were very excited about getting their hands on Skyrim: Special Edition, but most gamers are feeling frustrated with what they’ve experienced so far.
Skyrim: Special Edition was released for PC and Xbox One and apparently Bethesda wasn’t done baking this one, before it actually sent out the game out. Players have been complaining about bad audio quality when playing the remaster.
The good news is that Bethesda has confirmed that it’s going to fix the issues. So hopefully it will sound better very soon. Reddit user LasurArkinshade has theorized that the issues are being caused by the audio files for Skyrim: Special Edition since they use a compressed format which makes them sound even worse than the original game which was released almost half a decade ago, if you can believe it. This should be embarrassing for the company.
A comparison of extracted audio files from both games revealed that the original game has sound assets in uncompressed .wav format while the Special Edition has all of them in an aggressively compressed .xwm format. LasurArkinshade has even created an audio comparison to show just how bad things are.
Bethesda’s global community lead Matt Grandstaff has says that “We’re currently testing a fix and hope to have an update out next week.” Let’s hope they do.