An Oblivion remake may have just been confirmed with this leak

The Elder Scrolls Oblivion title art

The LinkedIn profile of a Virtuos Games Studio employee might have given additional information about the previously confirmed The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion remake.

The FTC vs Microsoft document leak revealed ZeniMax Media’s long-term plans, and among them was confirmation that the company was working on a remaster or enhanced port of the fourth entry in The Elder Scrolls series, Oblivion. However, Bethesda and Microsoft have given no details about the game, leading many to wonder if the project was scrapped or just delayed for years to focus on the less-than-popular Starfield.

The developer’s silence doesn’t mean there’s no information as the LinkedIn profile of an employee of Virtuos Games Studio may have confirmed new details about the Oblivion remaster, or possibly a remake. The details include which engine the studio is using and the platforms the game will drop on.

Is an Oblivion remake in development?

A leak of court documents confirmed that Bethesda was working on a remaster of The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion.

That news first came in 2023 but more recently, the LinkedIn profile of Oleksii Moskovchenko, technical art director at Virtuos Studios, suggests an Oblivion remake is in development.

Moskovchenko’s profile states that Virtuos is working on an unannounced Unreal Engine 5 remake. Although there’s no confirmation that the game is referring to the Oblivion remaster, previous leaks suggest that’s the case.

The Elder Scrolls Oblivion key art

An individual claiming to be an ex-employee of Virtuos Games Paris gave details about the Oblivion remaster on the Gaming Leaks and Rumours subreddit in a now-deleted post. Moderators for the subreddit stated that they had confirmed the identity of the individual. According to the supposed developer, the Oblivion remaster was being developed using Unreal Engine 5 and Creation Engine.

If what the leaks say is true, the fact that Moskovchenko’s LinkedIn profile calls the game a “remake” suggests Virtuos might be working on something more than a simple port with updated graphics. Interestingly, the studio is also assisting in the remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which is also being developed using Unreal Engine 5 but has already been announced.

Which platforms will the Oblivion remaster or remake launch for?

The Oblivion follow-up may be set to arrive on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

Moskovchenko’s LinkedIn profile suggests the Oblivion remaster will launch for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. The Series S is likely on the list too though the profile doesn’t mention it.

While some were skeptical of Microsoft allowing big Bethesda games to come to PlayStation consoles, the company’s decision to release first-party games on competing platforms suggests an Oblivion remaster or remake may be a day-one release for the PS5.

The previous Reddit leak estimated a late 2024 or early 2025 release date for Oblivion’s remastered version. As Elder Scrolls 6 seems to be looking ways off, this remaster might be Bethesda’s way of making the wait for the next Elder Scrolls entry more bearable.

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Written by Hannan Mundia

Hannan Mundia has been playing video games since he was just three years old. He loves everything about gaming, from RPGs to first-person shooters. He has sunk countless hours into Bethesda's popular RPGs, but his favorite game remains Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. His writing has also been featured on Fandom Spot, and you can follow him on Twitter / X at @zombiezomz.

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