Screenshots courtesy of PPSH-41
This Tumblr post
has been tumbling
its way around the web recently, and concerns one intrepid explorer's forays beyond the borders of Skyrim's lands with the use of the game's trusty "noclip" mode.
What is interesting about Skyrim is that, rather than a few square miles of LOD surrounded by infinite water, as has been the case in previous games, Bethesda seem to have included the landmass files for the province of Morrowind, Cyrodiil and even more.
The blog post contains photographs and documentation showing the process the author undertook, but what is exciting for modders is that much of the work of generating the heightmaps and landscape for other provinces, a time-consuming and painful job, has already been done for them. Some have speculated that the files are in preparation for expansive DLC, or just to provide sightseers with a glimpse of something distant from the peak of Throat Of The World. Whatever the case, once the Construction Set is released, modders will waste no time filling this empty land.
To conduct your own expedition, open the console and type "tcl" to range beyond the invisible walls of Skyrim's east and south.