One of the most inspiring elements of the Elder Scrolls games of the past where the mod tools. Literally handing players the tools to construct their own game, Bethesda always nutured it and allowed it to be as accessible as possible. Will it ship to consoles with Skyrim? Possibly, but it’s a slim chance according to Todd Howard, Skyrim’s executive producer.
Speaking with Edge, Howard was eager to point out that the team have actually been looking into it and it’s really up to Microsoft and Sony now:
“As far as the 360 and PS3, right now there’s not an avenue for us to make that available, but we’d very much like to find a way. We have talked to Microsoft and Sony, and so there’s a chance it might happen one day, [but] I don’t see it happening for release.”
He then added:
“We’d like to see it happen, because it works, it’s how we made the game. I think it’s something really cool about what we do, but 90 per cent of our audience is on the consoles, so 90 per cent of our audience can’t even see this thing. So if we can solve that we’d like to.”
As some of the TGL team have pointed out, it could be a logistical nightmare for both Microsoft and Sony to solve via their online infrastructure, age ratings and more, but as I have pointed out – “shut up people”. Do it Bethesda.