During their presentation on this year’s E3, Bethesda announced their Creation Club initiative. What it is basically is Bethesda gathering various game mods for Fallout 4 and Skyrim, and making them official. That way, people won’t be able to charge for other people’s mods, and ensure that the mods will work with you games. However, the gaming community isn’t too happy about this idea, especially since Bethesda plans to charge for the mods.
Bethesda is taking another swing at the paid mods thing, it seems. During their E3 2017 presentation, they introduced their Creation Club for Skyrim and Fallout 4. The bare-bones breakdown would be this: Bethesda will gather the content of “external creators” and you’ll be able to buy them with credits on their store. The modders will get paid for the content they create.
The content from the Creation Club will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Since Bethesda will be making these mods official in a way, you’ll be certain that they’ll work with your games and save files. Also, this will help modders protect their work. It has happened before that somebody took a free mod, re-uploaded it as their own, and charged for it. That will be far more difficult with the Creation Club in place. Check out the video below for more detailed info.
Now, the gaming community has taken to arms over the news. They’re taking issue with the fact that Bethesda is planning to charge for mods now, basically making it mini-DLC. It kinda makes sense, considering that Bethesda is basically saying that this isn’t paid DLC, but you will have to pay to get it.
Probably the biggest issue a lot of players have with this is that Bethesda wants to make people pay for things that are often meant to be free. We’ll keep you posted as the story develops. For further coverage of Bethesda at E3, check out our articles on Fallout 4 VR, DOOM VFR and Skyrim on Nintendo Switch.