Even if The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim isn’t the most ported game in history, it certainly feels like it. While not an official port, Redditor Mr_Murdoc managed to get Skyrim running on a tiny OLED display fitted to a keyboard, showing how the game’s opening scene looks at a minuscule resolution.
The keyboard is a SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL, and while it doesn’t have the hardware to run the game itself, it does have a tiny screen that can work as a monitor. The display is usually used to show keyboard functions, though it can also be used to play videos or gifs. Mr_Murdoc explained that the game as shown in the video is actually playable, however, and involved using a program that would mirror the game as it ran on their main monitor.
The graphics look pretty similar to Skyrim on a pregnancy test, though that version was just playing a video of the opening scene.
In 2018, Todd Howard famously told gamers “if you want us to stop releasing [Skyrim], stop buying it.” Hopefully he doesn’t take the popularity of the Reddit post as demand for a keyboard-native version of Skyrim.
Elder Scrolls 6 was officially announced by Bethesda in 2018, though news about the sequel is still thin on the ground. As Bethesda was recently acquired by Microsoft, there’s been a question of whether Elder Scrolls 6 will now be exclusive to Xbox and PC, though Microsoft seems to be looking further than console exclusivity with the acquisition.
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