Bethesda Softworks declares that the PC version of its forthcoming Skyrim Special Edition plans to support the fantasy-RPG’s existing mods for the platform.
During Bethesda’s E3 2016 press conference earlier this week, the game developer and publisher officially announced a remastered version for one of its most revered titles by unveiling Skyrim Special Edition with a reveal trailer. Not only did the company please its fan base by offering players a refined iteration of what many consider to be the finest entry in The Elder Scrolls series thus far, but it also brought more great news by making the remaster free for PC fans who own the game and all its DLC.
Now, Bethesda intends to let the good times roll for PC fans by confirming that Skyrim Special Edition will support all of the existing mods available on the platform. As it happens, one fan asked the studio’s Vice President of Marketing and PR, Pete Hines, whether or not the remastered version of the fantasy-RPG title would do so, to which the Bethesda exec confirmed on his official Twitter account.
As seen in the tweets below, Hines responds to the query of Skyrim Special Edition‘s PC port supporting existing mods by saying, “Basically, yes.” Although the game will definitely allow for such bizarre creations as the Thomas the Tank Engine mod, it seems as if there may still be some additional work to be taken care of before the remastered title’s release can support them in full.
Are old Skyrim mods compatible with the #SkyrimRemaster?#BE3 @BethesdaStudios @ElderScrolls— Kyle Rebel (@Rebelzize) June 13, 2016
@BErikson95 @Rebelzize basically, yes— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) June 13, 2016
Thanks to an online listing leak several days ago, fans were already somewhat in the know about Skyrim Special Edition making its way into Bethesda’s E3 2016 announcements. However, not many stopped to think what its existence would mean for the open world title’s dedicated modding community who had been there since the first day of Skyrim‘s release by attempting to refine and further beautify the game with personally made scripts and codes.
At any rate, since Skyrim Special Edition was just announced less than three days ago, it’s safe to say that Bethesda will flesh out more details regarding the remastered version’s mods in the coming months. In the meantime, all we can do is sit back and wonder what the company might have in store for us next.
What do you think about Skyrim Special Edition‘s PC version supporting the game’s existing mods? What’s the first mod you’re going to install when you pick up your copy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Skyrim Special Edition is set to launch on October 28, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.