Bethesda has relied quite heavily on the modding community in the past, prolonging the lifespan of titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. However, they aim to continue full mod support with their upcoming space RPG Starfield. Bethesda’s Todd Howard recently confirmed that Starfield will support mods, and is apparently really excited about its character creation.
Speaking in a recent Reddit AMA, Howard spoke a little about Starfield and certain features that will be implemented in their next exciting single-player outing. While he couldn’t go into too much detail about character creation, he did state that he was “really excited” about what they had made. Fallout 4‘s praised character creation which used face-sculpting was impressive for its time, and they might take it one step further.
More importantly, Howard confirmed that Starfield will have full mod support:
“Our plan it have full mod support like our previous games. Our modding community has been with us for 20 years. We love what they do and hope to see more make a career out of it.”
The modding community has remained active to this day on titles like Skyrim and Fallout 4, significantly prolonging each game’s life and replayability with plenty of new and exciting ways to improve the look, feel and tone of the game. Additionally, modders have taken to creating entirely new questlines, assets and more for each title, so it’s an exciting prospect that Starfield will receive the same treatment.
Starfield will be Bethesda Game Studios’ first single-player experience since Fallout 4 in 2015, and jets players off to the year 2330 where a civil war is brewing between space-faring human colonies looking to extend their reach beyond pockets of the Milky Way. We got a CGI trailer for Starfield this year, though we can expect to hear more about the game as its late 2022 release date quickly approaches.
Starfield releases on 11 November 2022 for Xbox Series X/S and PC. It will also arrive on Xbox Game Pass on day one.
Source: Reddit AMA