Starfield Will Not Have Mod Support On PC At Launch; Will Be Added Later On, Confirms Pete Hines

Starfield may not get a 60 FPS update on Xbox like Redfall will.

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  • In a recent interview, Pete Hines confirmed that Starfield will not have mod support on PC at launch, but mods will be added after launch.
  • Although Todd Howard mentioned full mod support a while ago, Hines specified that they never said anything about when that would be.
  • Unlike Redfall, Bethesda will not work on a 60 FPS update for Starfield on Xbox.
  • Starfield is nearing its release, coming to Windows and Xbox Series X|S on September 6, 2023, with early access starting 5 days prior. 

Speaking in a recent interview with Vandal, Pete Hines has confirmed that Starfield will not have mod support on PC at launch, but there will be mods after launch. Todd Howard said a while ago that the game will have “full mod support” similar to Bethesda‘s other games. Hines specified that they haven’t expanded on when exactly that will be, but players will get mods on both PC and Xbox after launch.

Pete Hines On Starfield Mod Support
Pete Hines On Starfield Mod Support

Mods have always been an integral part of gaming, especially in those where the modding community can let their creativity run wild and develop interesting and fun ideas. Starfield, being the massive open-world game it is, has a lot of potential for mods, which is why it has been one of the major concerns for gamers who want to explore its seemingly never-ending space.

In 2021, Todd Howard answered that question in a Reddit AMA by stating, “It [will] have full mod support like our previous games. Our modding community has been with us for 20 years. We love what they do and hope to see more make a career out of it.” It was great news for many, and rightfully so; the thought of exploring space in Starfield with a Star Wars mod is enough to leave your mouth frothing.

At launch no. As we have said, there will be mods after the launch. We haven’t said when, but there definitely will be, as we always have, on PC, and you’ll be able to use mods on both PC and Xbox,” says Pete Hines.

Pete Hines has only now expanded on the important details, stating that while the game will have mods, it will not be at launch. This means full mod support will arrive in a post-launch update, which could take some time. It could be days or even weeks before that happens, and that slight bit of delay could be unpleasant for many fans. 

Pete Hines On Starfield 60 FPS
Pete Hines On Starfield 60 FPS.

Aside from that, it seems like we shouldn’t expect a 60 FPS update for Starfield on Xbox like the one being done for Redfall. Though this was never confirmed for the space-venturing game, fans were hoping for something similar to happen post-launch, as 60 FPS would be substantial

[They are] completely different graphics engines, and completely different games. I wouldn’t expect that because we’ve done something with one game we’ll do the same thing in another,” says Pete Hines.

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Starfield is nearing its release, and we can expect more details without a filter once players have started exploring its deepest crevices. Bethesda’s upcoming IP was announced during E3 in 2018 and is the first IP from the studio in almost 3 decades. It is scheduled to release on September 6, 2023, on Windows and Xbox Series X|S, with early access starting 5 days prior.

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Ahmed Shayan

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