Starfield will receive official mod support starting in 2024
According to Todd Howard, in a recent interview with the Japanese website Famitsu, the studio is committed to supporting modding "on a large scale," just as it did with previous games, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4.
This news is sure to excite online communities that are already engaged with the release of Starfield. The game recently debuted with the record for the best launch day for an Xbox Game Studios game.
"You'll be able to do almost anything, just like in our previous works. Mod support will be available next year, but we love it, so we'll do it in a big way," Howard stated.
More than six million people played the game by the end of the first official day of release, including over one million simultaneous players, according to the platform owner.
Since the launch, several mods have already surfaced on the internet, including one that removes the FSR2 upscaling technology, originally designed for AMD graphics cards. Modders replaced FSR2 with DLSS, an equivalent technology used in Nvidia graphics cards.
Additionally, Bethesda is set to release a series of story expansions for Starfield. The first DLC, called Shattered Space, does not have a confirmed release date at this time.
The inclusion of official mod support promises to extend the game's lifespan and allow players to further customize their experience in the vast universe of Starfield.