Bethesda’s Skyrim Special Edition improve audio quality after complaints

Oct

30

2016

According to players includes the recently released Skyrim Special Edition significantly poorer audio quality than the original. Bethesda claims that it has heard the complaints, and works to improve the audio quality.

The Special Edition version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out last week, and is intended as a polished version of the original. Wherein the graphical features of the game are actually improved, many users complained about the quality of the audio. A user of Reddit discovered that the audio files of “aggressive” compression are provided, and stored in the xwm format. When the original was just uses uncompressed wav files.

Bethesda has now responded to the complaints, and suggests it is working on a repair. More details, however, gave the company does not, which is not yet clear if the fix is ​​coming, and what this is. Meanwhile, it appears to be possible for PC users to import audio files from the original Skyrim game in the Special Edition in order to manually fix the audio quality. Who incidentally plays the PS4 version of the game does not have to do anything; here is not made use of the aggressive compression.

The original version of Skyrim came about five years ago. Despite its age, the game is still popular, and that is primarily due to the large amount of mods out there for the game are made by players. The Special Edition also has support for mods.

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