One of the biggest points of contention for Skyrim fans has been the fact that even if you own The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on PC already, you still need to buy it again at full price in order to play it in VR. In short, Skyrim VR is treated as its own separate game in your Steam library. You can do some trickery to get mods working, but for the most part it’s a separate thing. Until now.
Reddit user _sekans_ discovered a way in which you can not only use your non-VR SE saves on Skyrim VR and vice versa, but also found a way to connect the two save files together in your directory so that no matter which version you play, all of the save files are accessible at all times.
Here’s the video on how to do it:
In order for this to work Skyrim VR and Skyrim Special Edition need to both be either totally unmodded or have the exact same mod list. If they differ in mods then you will likely run into issues. And since this is a new workaround that just came out today, it could have issues that aren’t documented yet.
Since my copies of Skyrim VR and Skyrim Special Edition are so dramatically different in terms of mod lists I haven’t tested this out myself, but it seems to work.
Does this entice you to get Skyrim VR more now? You still need to buy a copy in order to play it, but the fact that you can transfer and access saves between the two versions is certainly surprising news.
Let us know what you think down in the comments below!