We wander out into the open fields of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's enormous world and we think to ourselves: "Isn't this all very lonely?"
But someone with the ninja modding skills that we lack has sought to fix that. Skyrim Online is a mod that adds online co-op functionality to the game, and even supports voice chat.
The mod is in Alpha stages of development, so it's a bit rough around the edges - other players appear in your world as naked prisoners with no animations - but for a mod that sounds too good to be true it's good to see it working.
If you want a bunch of stick men hovering around in your game (see the video below), you can install the alpha version. Read the instructions carefully though. It could get messy.
Bethesda has confirmed it's shipped ten million units of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim worldwide.