Bethesda’s VP Addresses Paid Mods | PAX West 2017

While at PAX, Tek Syndicate got a chance to chat with Pete Hines of Bethesda, and ask him some questions about Paid Mods, Skyrim being on everything, and more.

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  1. Funny how he said “why would we inject ourselves into something that’s doing fine on it’s own”

    well, you kinda are doing just that. lol

  2. A good interview but not one that gives me any confidence in Bethesda changing their ways.

  3. GabD says:

    It seems that the type of “paid mods” bethesda is going for should instead be called “outsourced content”. They’re not exactly “mods”.

    “Mods” are inherently unofficial modifications made by and for a third party.

    However, this developer-financed content is freelance dev work, essentially hiring contractors to create first-party addons (if Bethesda owns the content, it is first-party content). Mods are third-party content because they are neither paid for nor owned by the owners/developers of the game.

    For the same reason, there is no such thing as an “official mod”; that’s just slang for “DLC”.

  4. Will says:

    He said he isn’t saying anything about TES6 until they announce it…

    Then he said they have another game coming out that nobody knows about yet…

    puts on tinfoil hat

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