Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077, despite its incredibly violent and bloody appearance, wouldn't allow players to kill every NPC they came across; specifically NPCs important to the story and children. This has already led to some speculating that, once the game releases on PC, someone will make a mod that will allow players to bypass this, much like the Immersive Children mod that was made for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim last year. However, recently, one creator came up with a very different idea and has made a mod where the children can now fight back.
Titled "Race mod 1.1" and created by KaitiSans on Nexus Mods, this mod "adds children as a playable race" to the game, allowing players to tackle the land of Skyrim and explore its dark caves, loot its treasures and slay its many dragons as a little boy or girl. According to the mod page, players can also have their child be one of three different races - the Nords, the Imperials and the Bretons. Child characters aren't defenseless either. Apparently, they will be able to do everything that the Dragonborn can do - wield heavy weapons, don tough armor and even use many magical abilities like blast fire out of their hands. In addition, the mod includes an option to play as another additional race - the Ohmes-raht, which is a sub-species of the Khajiit.
Despite coming out in 2011, Skyrim continues to be an immensely popular title that is still played to this day, partly in thanks to its numerous re-releases, and also because of its still apparently thriving modding community. This year so far, we've seen examples like a mod that adds a motorcycle to the game and the incredibly ambitious multiplayer mod that allows players to experience the game together (though that one's currently still a beta).
Bethesda has stated that it hopes to recreate this kind of success with it next Elder Scrolls title, simply called The Elder Scrolls 6 for now. While details are still very scarce, Bethesda's Todd Howard has said that it hopes to create a game that people will still be playing for at least a decade.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available right now for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.