During Bethesdaland, at the E3 2017 event, Bethesda Games Studio launched a service for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One dubbed as Creation Club. While the game developer made several other interesting announcements during the event, the latest about mods is one of the many that enthusiasts are more interested.

What is this about?

The Creation Club will house a series of mods developed for Bethesda’s popular titles, “The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition” and “Fallout 4” either by Bethesda or by outside developers. Those developed by gaming communities as well are welcomed in this club.

Aside from the mods, abilities, gameplay, and weapons are also accepted. You can check some of the actions in the trailer below from the E3 2017 press conference.

Through this, the game developer makes the mods extensively available in the Bethesda.net website. It can be recalled that this site used to sell paid game modifications for Skyrim through Steam Workshop. However, since Valve ended the program, it is no longer available. At this point, it is still unclear whether this new club will require a fee or subscription upon launch.

What BGS has to say?

According to Bethesda Softworks, the mods will stay an open and free system where anyone is allowed to build and share what they would like. The developer added that they will only allow original content in the Creation Club and will not accept retrofitted mods.

The majority of the content that will be available in the latest club most likely were internally built. There will be some coming from external developers who have previously worked with the previous developer’s titles. While there are also other mods made by external creators.

All the contents available in the club has been approved and has undergone the complete internal dev cycle.

This will include several processes such as localization, polishing, and testing. Through this, all the content are guaranteed to work together. According to BGS, they have previously considered paid mods, however, it turned outs that the issues outweighed the benefits. While they have met numerous issues before, fans have been constantly requesting for more high-quality game contents.

Bethesda also believes that although they are capable of making these contents, they believe that there are many talents within the gaming community who can also do the same.

We will keep you updated about this Creation Club as soon as we get more information from Bethesda. Meanwhile, here is the latest trailer the company launched during Bethesdaland E3 event.