Revisit Morrowind on the Xbox One This April

The Original Xbox Version of Morrowind Is Coming to the Xbox One via Backward Compatibility

Earlier this week, we reported that The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was spotted on the Xbox Marketplace and today it looks like it’s official: Morrowind¬†will be playable on the Xbox One via Backward Compatibility on April 17th.

The classic RPG was first spotted on a listing for the Xbox Marketplace in what appears to have been a leak.

The official Elder Scrolls Twitter account announced on Thursday that the original Xbox version of the 2002 open-world RPG would be playable on the Xbox One.

In Morrowind, players take control of a customized character who is possibly the reincarnation of a fabled Dark Elf (or “Dunmer”) hero named Indoril Nerevar. As the “Nerevarine“, players will embark on an epic journey across the beautiful landscape of Morrowind.

Throughout the main quest, you’ll have to uncover prophecies that involve the Nerevarine in order to defeat the game’s antagonist, Dagoth Ur and his group which are known as “House Dagoth”.

You can choose between 10 different races for your character in the game: Nords, Imperials, Bretons, Redguards, Altmer, Bosmer, Dunmer, Orcs, Khajiit and Argonians.

There are also 27 different skills (such as Mysticism, Unarmed and Acrobatics) you can choose to upgrade for your character. There’s even a “Birthsigns” system that can determine some of your stats.


Morrowind is a usual entry on “Best PC Games Ever” lists and it is so beloved that it is considered (for some Elder Scrolls fans) to be the best Elder Scrolls game ever made. There’s even a PC mod currently in development for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim called “Skywind” that remakes Morrowind with Skyrim’s engine.

So, are you planning on getting The Elder Scrolls III on the 17th? Which Elder Scrolls game is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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