"The Elder Scrolls V: #Skyrim" is available to try out for free over the weekend on #Steam and the #Xbox One. The "Special Edition", which is the latest version of Bethesda's open world RPG, is also 50% off until Monday. This is obviously designed to allow anyone who enjoyed the free trial to purchase it straight away.

Is there anyone who has not played it?

It is hard to believe that someone still exists who might want to play "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" but has yet to buy it. The original version was released in 2011 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Besides being one of the best selling games of all time, Bethesda has gone out of their way to re-release it on any new console.

As with any big game released nowadays, "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" received a slew of expansions and downloadable content. This resulted in a "Legendary Edition" being released for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. This version brought together the three released expansions and was considered the ultimate version of "Skyrim."

Apparently "Legendary" does not mean all that much anymore, as a "Special Edition" of "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" was announced and released in 2016. Five years after the release of the original, this edition brought Bethesda's expansive RPG to the current generation. Featuring updated visuals, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and, again, PC players could experience the new and improved "Skyrim."

You would think that was the last of it but with the launch of the Nintendo Switch [VIDEO], Bethesda realized they have a whole new market to dominate.

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So, "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" will be released for that platform later this year.

A VR version of the game is also in the works, to take advantage of the new virtual reality gaming craze. Honestly, this is the one version we are excited to play.

What can you accomplish just in a weekend?

"The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" is not really designed to be enjoyed in a weekend, although it is possible to complete the main story in that time. Surprisingly, it really is not all that long and can be finished without really needing to do any of the side quests. Obviously, this is not the main appeal of Bethesda's game, as its lasting success lies in the freedom provided to carve out your own path and story.

There are players who have put in over 500 hours into the campaign and have yet to complete the story mode. Is it worth downloading the massive file just for a weekend? If it's something you always wanted to try, there is no better time.