It was announced at E3, that a remaster of the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC. And it seems that console gamers are getting some of the Skyrim that they were never able to have.
As well as boasting outstanding graphics, the addition of mod support to Bethesda’s massive RPG, Skyrim; is a welcome one. And it is a feature that should hopefully change console gaming for the better. With the inclusion of mods in both Skyrim and Fallout, Bethesda looks to be heading towards setting the benchmark for console games that attempt to intergrate mods into them.
This addition of mods may just may be the metaphorical kick up the arse that console gaming needs to start innovating and intergrating. My hope is that other companies will see the popularity of what Bethesda has done and do similar things themselves.
That being said, I cant help but feel that certian companies will use this and squeeze it for every drop of financal benefit, and some may do what Valve tried and start making people pay for mods. Once again this is a maybe. But a part of us all, deep down somewhere, knows that if there is money to be made, this industry will abandon all pretense and jump on it.
This year so far has been one of change in the industry, with Battlefield 1 promising a change in time period, and Overwatch and Battleborn giving players bright characters, both different and recognisable. Bethesda has joined this trend. And though what I have said is a big maybe, a maybe is all console gamers have. And a maybe is better than nothing.