Skyrim PC mods as DLC on PS3/Xbox 360
It’s well known that the PC version of Skyrim has a few benefits, which include the command console to unlock extras and also the creation of mods that give Skyrim PC players a new lease of life after playing for many months, or getting stuck on certain quests.
Not all Skyrim PC players take advantage of these extras, although it’s nice to have them there, which is something Xbox 360 and PS3 players do not have the luxury of. Would you like mods on the console version of Skyrim?
We’ve seen a few interesting Skyrim Mods since the games release, and some you may know include modifying the game so you can kill children, texture enhancements, Kinect innovation and the ability to take all clothes off NPCs. If you have a mod you love using, feel free to share details in the comments and what makes it so great.
While we’re sure that many Skyrim players would rather Bethesda focus on perfecting the game, especially PS3 owners, some console owners would welcome the addition of mods, although how could this be added? One option that could work would be DLC, which means less red tape and content that could be free or charged for to enhance the game. This might not be as fun considering it’s free already on PCs, although we’d gladly pay for a really good texture improvement or some of the other mods we’ve seen.
Issues arise at how these mods were created in the first place, and if they create additional problems with Skyrim once downloaded and installed. The PS3 and Xbox 360 have more limitations than newer personal computers, especially when you consider the age of console hardware, which could mean certain mods would cause more damage than good.
Skyrim PS3/Xbox 360 owners: Would you prefer mods as DLC or Bethesda to focus on current game issues?
Back in April of this year the gaming community had a glimpse of what could be possible for mods and game consoles, with Todd Howard explaining that content made in the Creation Kit will work on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Skyrim. While they’ve talked with Sony and Microsoft about this possibility, there hasn’t been an option created right now but the opportunity is there, which could be taken up with DLC in the near future.
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Why can't they just add an option to let you type in your Steam account username and password and let you browse all the mods on there and let you choose out the mods you want to download yourself???
GUYS OUYA IS THE FUTURE OF HAVING MODS ON CONSOLES WITHIOUT VOIDING THE WARRANTY MY NEXT CONSOLE WONT BE XBOX OR PLAY STATION IT WILL BE OUYA
I don't see why the pc developers wouldn't want there work on mods to reach the majority of the people who play Skyrim...the console players! If I spent time and made the effort to change the fabric of a game then I would want anyone to be able to use it. I don't understand the frustration the pc gamers have that we want to enjoy a game as much as they do.
Yeah Falco is right i have seen it happen on pc my buddy had so many mods his pc crashed but it would be nice to have a couple of mods on the xbox right they should do a vote on the mods and put a couple on xbox and ps3 i would like oslo the bear and the saber cat mount but crimson tide mod beast
Some pretty obvious things here that people have missed. There would really be very few mods that could be allowed for console. Nothing too special, really. Skyrim already pushes the consoles to their limit; and anyone who has played with mods on PC will tell you that the more mods you have running, the more slow and unstable your system gets. And again, that's on PC, which can be several times more powerful than an XBOX 360. Anything that taxes system performance is instantly out -- yeah, I'm talking to you, guy who asked for better textures. And you guys who asked for individual wounds to be rendered -- that will really tax the system. I'm just saying; think before you post. That's a "no brainier".
on fallout3, New Vegas, and oblivion there was an interface mod enabling the player to reset quests if there was a bug or if they just wanted to play it over again and i think that should be a no brainier for console
I have skyrim for the 360 and I really think they should at least install the crimson tide mod and make it as a option to turn it on and off in the gameplay settings. I'm so envious of the owners of the pc version cuz I really think the mod provides a realistic element to the game..i mean come on..you mean to tell me slashing at a enemy with a sword as tall as my character isn't gonna leave a visible mark or a pool of blood from an open wound.
If they do make mods accessible on PS3 all I want is the Kill Children one...don't get me wrong, I love children, but those...things in Skyrim aren't children. I'll take Alduin winning any day over listening to those moaning buggers
I agree with jack if the mods are classified as DLC and are charging them I would prefer to go and buy a Computer version of the game rather than pay for whats free too some. but haveing the ability to mod or even create on a game consol would be amazing.
while I have nothing against mods, if it is used as dlc then sony or microsoft would charge for it. if it was for free, as in free dlc, then yes it could work. I would like to see free mods on consoles or the ability of next generation consoles to create their own mods.
Focus on mods. Because although there are many glitches. they are easy to work around, as long as you have well spaced saves and access to the uesp skyrim wiki. ive finished most content on skyrim, and i wish i could experience mods on my 360. please focus on mods.
damn theres a lot of rage in here truthfully i think both issues could be taken care of at the same time i mean if theres like 50 or so people working on the same thing atleast some could start on the DLC for XBox and PS3 it shouldnt be that big of a problem and for those of you who might care im a PC and console
I am a PS3 user and mods should definitely come to it. IT WOULD BE AMAZING!!!!!! The game play on consoles is much funner I think but missing out on the mods just sucks.
id rather hav them work on problems and a reel DLC maybe they can bring back the realm of oblivion its REALLY FUN KILLING THE DREMORA AND ALL THE OTHER CREATURES OF OBLIVION I MEAN SOMETHING LIKE NEW SHEOTH FROM OBLIVION BUT ALSO LIKE THE PORTALS AND REALMS OF OBLIVION
Yeah, I doubt Microsoft will ever approve of modding for the xbox. Then there is the copyright thing, if PC modders don't want their work to go to consoles, it doesn't have to go. In the end, it's not Bethesda's call if consoles get mods or not. It's mostly Microsoft. Start petitioning them if you want mods, not rage on an article that is not even on Beth's blog. Or anything really, just some random UK news website.
Well you forgot to mention that even if Sony and Microsoft approves mods as DLC on their consoles, still, PC modders will not agree on this even if you pay.
There is no good reason to not make the mods available to PS3 and Xbox, is there? I know people run entire businesses on modding games. Wouldn't it be in their best interest to have a broader customer base? Also, wouldn't there be the potential for new skyrim customers, since there would be a small percentage of late adopters who would get the game just to see what mods they can get for it (like the everybody naked mod).
Let me say the majority of gamers and skyrim players are on xbox 360 and Ps3 so that leaves the majority of gamers without mods and the minority of gamers pc gamers with mods. I would gladly pay for mods but we probaly wont see mods hitting consoles until the xbox 720 and Ps4 are released next year!!!!!!!!
Really it's just the lack of mouse/keyboard that kills it. Yes, you can still input the same stuff via an onscreen keyboard and so on, but it's just a much slower/tedious workflow.
Id like to see the console users get things like open cities [i.e no loading screens], being able to see out of windows, new lands, new ui, darker nights and dungeons, gold thats droppable and has weight [as well as its name changed to septims], being able to throw any weapon, new armour and weapons, new loading screens and maps, keychains, clocks, underwater homes as well as unofficial patches to fix any bugs. Personally Im looking forward in skyrim to open cities, true first person view where you can see your body [including feet] and maybe some capes [and more cloth clothes] that don't pass through armour.
I don't understand all this adversity to mods being consoles as well as PCs. PC gamers receive no detriment, and console gamers only benefit, if one doesn't want to use mods, one doesn't have to, and if you do, then the option is there. I don't see why anyone, PC gamer or console gamer, has a problem with this.
honestly with the way wemons outfits are in skyrim its kinda like ur playing a male all the time, and i know alot of mods for the pc version make it alot better to play as a woman.. its not always necessary to have the nudity but the romantic feel theat vegan said is always moor fun cuz it allows moor indepth game play.. in many peoples oopinion its wat made dragon age really worth playing a second or third time .. also if microsoft and sony dont allow the intergration of mods to the consoles i know alot of players that will convert to playing purely pc ..i know i am curently thinking of switching to pc as we speak , cuz of said issues above..
I want a mod with more of a romantic aspect, you should be able to kiss your wife and so on. I also definately want the command console to fix bugs that keep popping up
If I purchase any game that's available on xbox ps3 or pc I expect it to have all the same benefits unlike us ps3/xbox users of skyrim why should a pc version be allowed to type in cheats when ps3 and xbox can't? Fair enough a pc costs alot more but a pc has allot more other benefits that a ps3/xbox doesn't have which is why there much cheaper than a pc!
Why not just add some really hard dungeons with mega dungeon lords to fight? For me that would be great. Plus an addition of some more "random" encounters in the wilderness like hostile war parties of very high level enemies or an army of drougr deathlords. I'm only bored because its kind of easy once you're leveled even on master difficulty.
I want that so much!!! I'm tired of the fact I have the console versions and can't do stuff outside of the limitations of the game like the PC gamers can. Blowing up people with hundreds of mines in Fallout was only good for a few hours. I would pay for it if they brought it in DLC just for the hours of entertainment I'd get.
You cannot mention the words, elder scrolls, mods, and console on the same page. This is a rule of the internet. Are you even partially aware of what the modding community did in oblivion? let me scratch the surface for you. Japanese programmers made a mod where the female pc and npc, while fighting, have their armor progressively damaged and broken, and then their attacker, be it human or whatever, has their way with them. This just scratches the surface, I assure you. Remove this page before someone sees it.
they need to add a modding system just to fix the massive amount of dumb glitches with items disappearing / items being needed and not being able to finish a quest line. i.e. Nahkriin not appearing, Skeleton key disappearing out of your inventory, and selling the thieves guild armor and getting screwed out of that quest line.
I think there main concern is bugs the game still has many and sometime becomes unresponsive dlc are great but better with a smooth running game
The 360 will NEVER get full modding support...Microsoft don't like people messing around with their consoles. The PS3 did however, have full mod support with UT3, so I'm expecting someone to make it possible using the creation kit (or bethesda themselves)
I came up with this idea earlier. Bethesda creating a software program and a disc you can get that would allow you to install mods onto a XBOX or PS3(Or a DL Program). simply convert said mod via a program on the pc, and put it on a usb flash drive. plug the drive into your gaming console and activate the console program(via disc or dl program) and it would install it into a proper skyrim DLC addon. this could allow mods on PS3 and the XBOX360
not to mention Microsoft and Sony could ask the creater of whatever mod if they could use it and if not then leave it out of the DLC
" PC gamers receive no detriment." Are you kidding me? The entire game was programmed to run on an xbox then ported over to PC and PS3. If the game was optimized for PC it would take a MUCH LESS powerful PC in order to be able to run it. As far as mods for xbox/PS3 as DLC, I dont see the problem. Given, a lot of texture mods won't work and some mods will require more mods that may/may not make it onto consoles, thus putting out some mods that would make it as DLC.
Yes... Because wanting a few mods to balance the game a bit better or get higher quality textures means we'll also get all of the japanimation hentaitentaclerape mods as well... Besides, what makes you think that all of the mods would even be added? Howard just said the mods would work on console versions, not that they would all be added.
this was possible on oblivion without any new programs for your console. all that was needed was a program on your pc to convert your saves to be modded. the process is altogether too complex in my opinion, but can be done.
My problem is still Microsoft and Sony would charge you for everything you wanted to add to Skyrim. I'm not paying for something that is free to PC users, I started Skyrim on 360 and have since upgraded to PC, not looking back!
Lol the mods is optional, if you don't like those crazy stuff just don't download it. This world full with crazy things too is that mean you should go live on another planet?
how is stupid? we pc user spent more than $1000 on our computer, ofcoz we have more possibility. If consoles could install the real good mods will only increase your lag which not worth it
He said "full modding support." There is no "support" for any mods on the xbox. It is against the terms of service/EULA.