E3 2017 – Bethesda Introduces Creation Club for Mods

At their E3 press conference, Bethesda revealed Creation Club – a service which brings new content to Skyrim and Fallout 4. This content includes weapons, apparel, new world locations, characters, creatures, and gameplay. All of this is created by Bethesda Game Studios, in collaboration with outside development teams and community members.

Creation Club is a collection of all-new content for both Fallout 4 and Skyrim. It features new items, abilities, and gameplay created by Bethesda Games Studios and outside development partners including the best community creators. Creation Club content is fully curated and compatible with the main game and official add-ons.

Creation Club

Bethesda sent out a Question and Answer fact sheet to belay some issues and questions users might have. We have outlined the main talking points below.

What types of content will be included in Creation Club?

Creation Club will feature a wide variety of content including but not limited to:

  • WEAPONS: New weapons, material skins, parts, etc.
  • APPAREL: New outfits, armor, and items for your character.
  • WORLD: New locations, decorations, foliage, etc.
  • CHARACTERS: New abilities, characters, companions, etc.
  • CREATURES: New enemies, mounts, pets, etc.
  • GAMEPLAY: New types of gameplay like survival mode, etc.

Can I become a Creator?

Whether you are a professional developer, artist, or modder; you can apply to be a Creator through our official website. Be ready to share work you’ve already done as part of your application.

Is Creation Club paid mods?

No. Mods will remain a free and open system where anyone can create and share what they’d like. Also, we won’t allow any existing mods to be retrofitted into Creation Club, it must all be original content.

Most of the Creation Club content is created internally, some with external partners who have worked on our games, and some by external Creators. All the content is approved, curated, and taken through the full internal dev cycle; including localization, polishing, and testing. This also guarantees that all content works together.

We’ve looked at many ways to do “paid mods”, and the problems outweigh the benefits. We’ve encountered many of those issues before. But, there’s a constant demand from our fans to add more official high quality content to our games, and while we are able to create a lot of it, we think many in our community have the talent to work directly with us and create some amazing new things.

Creation Club will be available in Summer 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition.

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Veronica Ciotti

Texas born and raised and current university student. Veronica is a dedicated PlayStation convert and enthusiast. She’ll play (almost) anything, but is particularly fond of character-driven adventures with great narratives, atmospheric horror, or offbeat indie experiences. Bonus points for Vita releases.