Todd Howard, the director of Starfield, intends to make his baby last over time. For this, he announces that mods will be officially supported from 2024. This is not a surprise, given that old games from Bethesda studios have already benefited from this treatment.
Whether we like it or not, we have to admit that Starfield, Bethesda’s new baby, is a huge hit. A great start for a title which has a clear objective: to last several years and continue to sell. To achieve this goal, the American studio already has a ready-made idea inspired by Skyrim and Fallout 4: official mod support.
It is Todd Howard, the creative director of Starfield, who announced the thing during an interview with the Japanese media Famitsu. Yes, there will be an official mod creation tool and it is coming soon:
“Mod support will be available next year, we love that too so we highly encourage it.”
Starfield will continue to live thanks to mods
Mods already exist on Starfield and it is possible to profoundly modify your game if you wish. However, they are not yet officially supported by Bethesda, as was the case with Skyrim and Fallout 4. By giving the necessary tools to fans as well as a platform on which to share them, the studio will greatly facilitate their task.
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Bethesda and mods are a great love story. Already on Morrowind (2002), players had a field day, sometimes profoundly modifying the game. This strategy allows Bethesda’s titles to continue to evolve over time, to constantly renew the experience. It is thanks to this (as well as successive re-releases) that Skyrim is still so popular today. Some of these mods even became games in their own right, as they strayed so far from the base material. We can cite the excellent The Forgotten City released in 2021.
Although critics are not as enthusiastic as they were for Skyrim in 2011, Starfield is off to a great start. It is in fact the Xbox Games Studios game which had the best launch in the history of Game Pass with more than six million players on the first day. A significant success for the American studio whose next game should not arrive for at least five years.