83-year-old grandma to be immortalised in the next Elder Scrolls game1st October 2019
An 83-year-old grandma who has become famous for playing video games will be immortalised in the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI game.
Shirley Curry, 83, is a prominent gaming YouTuber who has amassed more than 700,000 subscribers. She often plays The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim both with and without mods.
The YouTube sensation has become so beloved by her community that Bethesda – the developer behind the Elder Scrolls franchise – has decided to immortalise her in the series’ next game following a petition started by Curry’s fans.
The “Skyrim grandma”, as she is often called, has been making Skyrim-related videos for a number of years and has been steadily picking up fans since posting her first video four years ago.
Earlier this year, TechSpot reported that fans had started a petition to have the much-loved content creator added to the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI game, which garnered an impressive 50,000 signatures.
“I would be extremely happy to know that somebody else was playing with my character in a future Elder Scrolls game.”
Bethesda will be using modern facial scan and voice recording technology to implement Curry into the game.
Bethesda previously used artists to construct all the environments used within its virtual worlds, but it will now be using photogrammetry to scan three-dimensional environments and people to make its upcoming titles as realistic as possible.
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