Though hundreds of fan-made Starfield mods are already obtainable—akin to an early stock display screen overhaul, and Whats up Kitty gun skins—official supported modding instruments aren’t deliberate to hit Bethesda Recreation Studios’ open-space RPG till subsequent yr, recreation director Todd Howard stated in an interview.
Talking to the Japanese publication Famitsu (and machine-translated by PCGamesN), Howard stated mods are vital to the studio. As such, Bethesda is working exhausting to make sure mod help features with no hitch.
“When the mods are prepared, it is possible for you to to do virtually something as we have now finished prior to now, and the mods might be supported subsequent yr, however we’ll do it in an enormous manner as a result of we like it too,” Howard stated to questions on mods.
This launch cadence mirrors what Bethesda Recreation Studios has finished with its earlier video games, most notably Fallout 4, which noticed official mod help come to the open-world post-apocalyptic shooter a yr after it launched. Howard additionally confirmed that official mod help would hit Starfield in due time during a November 2021 Reddit AMA. So, the studio is making good on its guarantees.
“Our plan [is] have full mod help like our earlier video games,” Howard stated in response to mod inquiries. “Our modding neighborhood has been with us for 20 years. We love what they do and hope to see extra make a profession out of it.”
Kotaku reached out to Bethesda for remark.
Starfield has been a large success for Bethesda Recreation Studios and Microsoft because it formally launched on September 6 for PC and Xbox consoles. The sport’s concurrent player count on Steam peaked at over 330K, which is properly above The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s 287K concurrent participant file, and total the sport has reportedly reached some six million gamers. Whereas these are spectacular figures, it’s price noting that Starfield is out there for “free” through Xbox Recreation Go, so the numbers could not inform the entire story. Nonetheless, Starfield is doing very properly up to now.