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Bethesda's VP Addresses Paid Mods | PAX West 2017


#1

Originally published at: https://teksyndicate.com/bethesdas-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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#2

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


#3

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


#4

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”.


#5

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