Shirley Currey is known as the gaming grandma and has over 771,000 subscribers on YouTube that follow her adventures in Skyrim. The 83-year-old gamer primarily plays The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and began streaming in 2015. In 2020, you can travel with her throughout Skyrim as she will be transformed into a companion follower to the Dovahkiin.
The mod, Shirley – A Skyrim Follower Mod, is being created by a small team of developers with the permission of Shirley. Bethesda said that they will be adding her as a playable character in the Elder Scrolls VI, whenever it releases.
First, I spoke with her and she gave both her permission and said she would help. Not only that, but she has been involved with the development process! She is even working with us to voice the character entirely! She is very lovely to work with! (And very talented, might I add).“
The developers released a short teaser trailer of the mod. The video shows the dragonborn walking towards Shirley as she turns around and greets the player with her opening catchphrase, ‘good morning grandkids.’
We ended up writing a bunch of new lines which Ms. Curry was gracious enough to record for us. I should emphasize that she is doing this for you. She really cares about her subscribers and anyone who enjoys her videos. After having a surprising amount of back and forth with her, I can honestly say that I’ve never met someone like her. She is exactly as good-hearted and, simultaneously, devilish as she seems on her videos.”
Shirley posted to her Twitter on Monday about the official announcement of the mod.
I have a surprise this morning!! Here is the link to the short trailer and commentary about my modded character for Skyrim, which several modders have been working on!!”
I have a surprise this morning!! Here is the link to the short trailer and commentary about my modded character for Skyrim, which several modders have been working on!! We're very hopeful the mod will be available soon!https://t.co/OLt3HmL2TJ
— Shirley Curry (@ShirleyScurry) December 30, 2019
The mod is set to release in early 2020, with the developers planning on it hitting PC and Xbox in January.
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