A Thomas the Tank Engine mod has now graced Starfield, fulfilling the prophecy of everyone’s favourite locomotive appearing in almost every Bethesda game with mod support including Skyrim and Fallout 4. The Tank Engine has now left Tamriel and the post-apocalyptic wastelands for an adventure beyond the stars and players can use him as a ship to explore the unknown parts of Starfield‘s galaxy.
The Nexus mod from Kevin Brock is fittingly titled “Really Useful Starfield” and adds Thomas the Tank Engine to the game as an optional ship. The modder states that the mod isn’t perfect as it could cause potential technical problems here and there but for the most part, it allows you to explore Starfield‘s universe with a weirdly murder-hungry train.
The mod’s description starts with a bit of backstory for Thomas the Tank Engine’s saga in Bethesda games:
“For his crimes against God and his invention of murder, Thomas was smote, thusly. Rejected from Hell and obviously never going to get into Heaven, they say that the Tank Engine has been banished to wander the stars forever, unable to satiate his bloodlust and unable to find peace in his heart. But hey he’s your spaceship now so that’s pretty funny. It always is.”
The mod might be referring to the fact that players could replace Alduin from Skyrim with Thomas the Tank Engine, who gleefully kills off all of Helgen’s civilians with a smile on his face. Taking it one step further, Thomas is also every Deathclaw in Fallout 4. It’s a truly terrifying existence for the tank engine and we can’t imagine what Eldritch horrors he has unleashed with the universe now at his disposal.
In other news, the Starfield Collector’s Edition watch is apparently defective for some fans (much like the work-in-progress mod above). Bethesda is now issuing replacements for all the broken watches. Mod support is going to carry Starfield far as Todd Howard hopes it’s a game that “people are going to play for a long time” – buying some time for The Elder Scrolls 6, I suppose.
Starfield is now available on Xbox Series X/S and PC.