Bethesda Game Studios officially announces its plans to show off Fallout 4‘s console mods on the Xbox One during a live video stream later this afternoon.
With Fallout 4‘s Far Harbor DLC keeping fans of Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG content for the moment, the studio has now turned its attention to producing the game’s highly anticipated new feature in the form of console mods. As has been previously reported, the component will be shared on Xbox One first with PlayStation 4 systems to follow, but according to an announcement on Bethesda’s official Twitter account, the studio is prepared to give a preview of Fallout 4‘s mods on Xbox One later today.
As seen in the tweet below, Bethesda will host a live stream on Twitch beginning at 4:00 PM ET for a look at the feature. Of course, the studio has already given fans a glimpse of how the console mods will work with a video highlighting the developer’s Creation Kit, but it is to be presumed that Bethesda is primed to go even further in-depth on the subject this afternoon.
Although Fallout 4‘s Xbox One mods are still in beta, if Bethesda remains on schedule and doesn’t encounter any unforeseen hiccups, then the feature should arrive on Microsoft’s current generation system by the end of this month at the latest. With PC users already being privy to mods, PlayStation 4 fans will be the only ones waiting to join in on the fun, as the Creation Kit set to launch for Sony’s console sometime in June.
In anticipation of today’s live stream for Fallout 4‘s Xbox One mods, Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb recently posted a fresh video showing off four separate mods running on the console, which can be found below. In spite of the fact that each of the user-made creations featured in the clip are definitely nifty—the modder fadingsignal’s Night & Thermal Vision technology is particularly enticing—Major Nelson eschews revealing the strange underbelly of the community, and perhaps wisely chooses to leave out such bizarre works as the Thomas the Tank Engine mod.
As many gamers and Fallout 4 fans will surely agree, Bethesda’s inclusion of developer-supported mods on consoles is a huge deal. Naturally, though, since this is the first time a company has officially provided assistance to make mods happen beyond the PC platform, there’s a high likelihood of some kinks needing to be fixed initially. However, once everything is up and running smoothly, Bethesda’s feat with Fallout 4‘s mods on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 has the potential to completely alter the way console fans interact with games forever.
Will you be tuning in to Bethesda’s live stream for Fallout 4‘s mods on Xbox One? If so, which creations do you hope the studio will focus on during the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Fallout 4 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.