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Thought of this when getting into a conversation about Unreal Tournament and thinking about how I have a ton of mods of my PS3 version of UT3.

 

Anyways, what are the odds that games like Skyrim, or Bethesda's next Elder Scrolls, will have compatibility with user created mods like seen on http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/ ?

I truly hope to see full support for mods like these on next gen consoles considering they use standard PC like hardware.

 

 

Do you think the odds are high? I would love to see games run the way they do, even on my laptop that only has a GT 650M. My Skyrim looks AWESOME!



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I say: little.

How will they sell you DLC if you can just mod your game to squeeze more out of it?

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Pretty low imo because of quality control. Sony and MS would have to thoroughly vet every mod before they would allow that. Not to mention the inevitable security risks it would create.

I am the Playstation Avenger.

   

I doubt we'll see it near launch. It's certainly a possibility down the road though.


Imagine, a mod community on a launch game that are so dedicated they make it to look better than the later titles that would be releasing a few years later?!?

It's hard to know really. The closed ecosystems of the consoles makes it very hard to mod for games outside of the very few that even offer modding tools, which are usually built-in systems that only offer prebaked assets and tools.

On the other hand there has been more and more talk about mods in the run up to this gen and its my hope that Sony and/or MS will implement their own versions of Steam Workshop for instance.


 

 

 

 

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Xen said:
I say: little.

How will they sell you DLC if you can just mod your game to squeeze more out of it?

Skyrim sold plenty of DLC.

Just make sure you release a creators kit that allows users to modify the official DLC you release.



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ironmanDX said:
I doubt we'll see it near launch. It's certainly a possibility down the road though.


Imagine, a mod community on a launch game that are so dedicated they make it to look better than the later titles that would be releasing a few years later?!?

I hear ya. You should see the difference my mods made versus the vanilla version of Skyrim.

 

I have posted pics on CGI's PC screenshots thread.



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-CraZed- said:
It's hard to know really. The closed ecosystems of the consoles makes it very hard to mod for games outside of the very few that even offer modding tools, which are usually built-in systems that only offer prebaked assets and tools.

On the other hand there has been more and more talk about mods in the run up to this gen and its my hope that Sony and/or MS will implement their own versions of Steam Workshop for instance.


I hope so too.

It is a big reason why I am still contemplating whether or not I keep my PS4 that I have had preordered since June. If come post Black Friday the console sells for $800+, it is being sold.

 

I enjoy the hell out of Skyrim, and the biggest reason why is because thanks to mods this game has so much incredible replay value. I can literally make it feel like a brand new game.

Can't get that on consoles. You buy a $60 game and what you buy is what you get.

I like paying $50-60 and what you buy is the beginning of what you get. 



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Euphoria14 said:
ironmanDX said:
I doubt we'll see it near launch. It's certainly a possibility down the road though.


Imagine, a mod community on a launch game that are so dedicated they make it to look better than the later titles that would be releasing a few years later?!?

I hear ya. You should see the difference my mods made versus the vanilla version of Skyrim.

 

I have posted pics on CGI's PC screenshots thread.

I've seen them before, or pictures similar on other sites. Skyrim looks good to this day Vanilla, modded though is just something else entirely.



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http://www.nowgamer.com/news/2018003/xbox_one_to_support_mods_its_up_to_developers_says_major_nelson.html

According to major its up to the dev