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You Can Play Skyrim Forever!

by Ben Reeves on Nov 09, 2011 at 02:27 PM

You probably already knew that you were going to sink a significant portion of your life into Skyrim, but did you know that the game is capable of delivering an infinite number of quests?

Skyrim director Todd Howard recently told Wired that Skyrim features a never-ending stream of procedurally generated content. “The world is probably the one thing that sets [Skyrim] apart from other games,” he said. “It feels really real for what it is…It’s just fun to explore.”

As Wired explained the feature, Skyrim will randomly generate new tasks for players based on their progress through the game. For example, an innkeeper might have you hunt for bandits in an unexplored cave while an aspiring alchemist asks you to collect plant matter. Likewise, all of the game’s Guilds will feature radiant quests – having you steal gems or assassinate random individuals – after you complete their scripted quest lines.

Skyrim releases this Friday; make sure the fridge is stocked.