Starfield is arguably 2023’s most hyped and anticipated game, and if the Xbox showcase is anything to go by, this could as well be the best game from Bethesda. As with all Bethesda RPGs, players are excited to find out about Starfield mods.
Bethesda is among the most progressive companies when it comes to mods. After all, it is modding that made good Bethesda games great. Furthermore, the sprawling modding community from Skyrim and Fallout 4 are also eagerly waiting for Starfield so that they can bring all their prowess to tinker with the new game.
So, Starfield fans can expect the whole universe and everything beyond when it comes to mods. Previous Bethesda RPG titles have taught us that mods can range from utter necessities to things you never knew could be done in a Bethesda game that you now cannot live without.
What are the most anticipated Starfield Mods?
Todd Howard described Starfield as ‘Skyrim in Space’. While he probably made this statement to refer to the open-world and player freedom in the title, every fan and modder knows that the mod-friendliness of Skyrim will also see a return with Starfield.
Fallout introduced us to the art of weapon modding and how addictive it can get. Once modders got involved, weapon customizations became an art of its own. With Starfield’s prospects, the alien blaster could become a thing of the distant past.
Spaceships with customizations options are another huge part of Starfield. Talk about a kid in a candy store. Gamer or not, this is an opportunity that noone would want to give up on. Spaceship mods in Starfield can, in fact, emerge as a genre of its own. With such design prospects, the Millenium Falcon and the USS Enterprise might as well be considered floating trash cans.
The number of planets is a highlight for Starfield and so far, we know there are 1000 of them already in the game. Just the idea of having a planet to mold to your fancy could have every mod author drooling over. Everything from a zombie or a ghoul planet to one operated just by robots, the possibilities are endless. If you think Sean Murray feels sorry now wait till the planet altering Starfield mods start dropping.
Moreover, the potential for new land and quest mods in Starfield is insane. However, those take quite a while to develop, and even though Creation Engine 2 mostly builds upon its predecessor, modders can be excused a short while to fully attenuate to the new engine.
Starfield, as it stands, is exclusively a single player game. So surely a multiplayer mod might be also in the cards if Bethesda doesn’t go back on their statement and create one first.