The Forgotten City is a new standalone game based on the award-winning mod

One of the most popular Skyrim mods ever, The Forgotten City, is being released as its own game—also called The Forgotten City. The game was announced at the PC Gaming Show today.

"Deep underground in an ancient Roman city, a fragmented community lays dead because someone broke a mysterious law," reads the press release. "Within, a portal leads back into the past, allowing one person to change the fate of the city’s inhabitants—or witness their deaths in a time loop for eternity."

The original Forgotten City mod (opens in new tab) was downloaded by over 1.6 million people, and the new Forgotten City will "retain all the elements which made the original beloved," says developer Modern Storyteller (opens in new tab). But that doesn't mean it's purely faithful: It's being built in the Unreal Engine with "redesigned characters and dialogue, fresh twists, lore and endings, added combat and wall-climbing mechanics, an all-new orchestral score, professional voice acting, and motion capture animations."

The Forgotten City is set to release in 2019. Check out the reveal trailer above.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.