Bethesda introduces Bethesda Game Studios Creations, a platform for Skyrim: Special Edition featuring a paid mod marketplace. Starfield fans express concern, speculating on potential monetization strategies.
Bethesda recently unveiled Bethesda Game Studios Creations, a new platform that lets players explore and enjoy user-created content. This includes a paid mod marketplace, combining the Creation Club and mods under a “verified creator” section, allowing creators to earn money from their mods in Skyrim: Special Edition.
The announcement has sparked controversy, especially among Starfield fans, who fear that Bethesda might implement a similar system for the upcoming space adventure game. Some fans on Reddit view this move as Bethesda “testing the waters” for future monetization strategies.
As Bethesda prepares to release the Creation Kit for Starfield in 2024, fans worry about the potential implications of introducing a paid mod system in the new game.
Critics argue that while paid mods may financially benefit creators, they could negatively affect the long-term appeal of the game. Some players highlight the importance of free mods in enhancing and fixing Bethesda’s games, suggesting that the introduction of paid mods is seen as a step up in Bethesda’s ongoing efforts to monetize their games, building on their experimentation with this model since 2015.