In an interview with AusGamers, Tamriel legend Todd Howard has reaffirmed Bethesda’s interest in transferring the mod tools to consoles.
Howard spoke openly about the difficulty behind the transfer of creations, the technology, the logistics behind the scenes and about approaching both Sony and Microsoft. It appears the team are very interested in it so here’s hoping console gamers can get a taste of the always stunning Bethesda mod tools.
Asked again about the idea, Howard replied:
“….I think our PC mod community is one of the things that is great about our games. We’ve always supported it and we want to continue to do it. But a lot of our audience is on the consoles so they’re not experiencing that. So we have talked to Microsoft and Sony; “how do we do this?”.
The good news is that those things have started to happen with games like Forza 3 and sharing all your car stuff or Rock Band’s a really good example, where you can make your own tracks where you’re authoring them somewhere else then you’re uploading them to the 360.
There are still a lot of issues to solve with… because these aren’t instances like a song or a car you know, you could download a mod that destroys your game and we can’t have that. So we’re still… we have not solved — even on paper yet — how to handle security; how do we handle not messing up your saved games and things like that.
So it’s not going to be solved for the game’s release, but it’s something that we’re going to continue to look at because we think that it’s an awesome part of the game that the majority of our audience isn’t seeing”.