Starfield plans to have “full mod support” says Todd Howard

Bethesda’s Todd Howard has been quite chatty of late, and now he’s revealed a couple of new details about 2022’s space RPG Starfield.

Howard was speaking in a Reddit AMA (ostensibly for today’s launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition) and fielded some questions about the upcoming game. On the question of mod support, he said “Our plan it(sic) 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.”

Skyrim has been home to a wealth of weird and wild mods over the years. These have even included ones based on Thomas the Tank Engine and wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage. There’s also been more than a handful of mods that were games in their own right. Some even span off and remade as new games, such as The Forgotten City earlier this year. So it’s good to know that might continue with Starfield. (I’ll personally suggest a David Bowie spaceship, pleaseandthankyou.)

It wasn’t the only nugget of info, however. Howard said he was also “really excited” about the character creation in the upcoming game. However, when asked if he’d reveal any groundbreaking innovations, he implied we won’t get a significant look at the game for a few months. “We prefer to just show it, which should be next summer. We’re happy with the advancements we’ve been able to make, some of which you can see in the trailer shot in-game.

Assuming all goes to plan, Starfield is scheduled to arrive on Xbox Series X|S and PC in exactly one year’s time on November 11, 2022.


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