Skyrim PC mods show PS4, Xbox 720 change needed

By Daniel Chubb - May 12, 2013

We touched on the fact that developers are working much closer with Sony and their PS4, which didn’t happen with the PS3 and led to issues developing for the Cell processor in the early months after release. It is thought this will lead to games delivering a lot more flexible features, and some people hope nearer to what PCs currently offer.

Skyrim PC mods – my time inside the world of Skyrim is over 1,000 hours and we enjoyed playing on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The majority of our time in Skyrim had been on a console, although we certainly appreciated the expandability offered on the PC version thanks to mods.

The diverse range of Skyrim PC mods allowed computer users to expand the game in many ways, or even make Skyrim look a lot better with enhanced graphics. Some of the best Skyrim mods we’ve seen include SkyUI to improve the user interface, ENB Series mods for better graphics, and mods for custom weapons and armor.

Next-generation consoles need mods – we know that this idea won’t go down well with every console gamer, but considering the amount of people gaming on console rather than PC, more customization is needed for consoles in the next generation.

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Skyrim DLC will not be developed anymore but PC users will still gain access to more downloadable content through mods, which console gamers miss out on. There is a number of ways this could be made possible, but it is about time it happened and the next-gen would be the perfect time to allow more PC-like innovation to give games additional longevity.

Would you like to see mods in games on PS4 and the so-called Xbox 720? What console games would you have played for much longer this generation if they featured mods? It is fair to say some people will point out that you should purchase a PC if you want mods, although this would kill the very reason most gamers went away from a PC in the first place. Is it possible to have the best of both worlds on next-generation consoles?

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  • Vlad III of Drăculești

    Just play Skyrim on PC. Problem solved.

  • Kevon

    Its funny that I replied to someone post a week ago talking about this same thing. I was looking at the ultra realistic mod on youtube and mention that in the next 6 years I how that this is what developed can achieve. The topic was about someone saying that these new console might have the same look and feel of a hi powered PC toward the the end of their lives.

  • I really could not care any less about mods honestly.

  • Greg

    Is it possible to have mods on the next console, yes. Is it likely, no. PC gaming allows freedom from over baring companies like Sony & Microsoft. Freedom to create content that doesn’t have to be licensed. If this article said Nintendo were considering allowing modding on the Wii U, I might have thought that it is possible. Ninty are far more customer friendly then MS or Sony. It would be nice for modding to take place, but I highly doubt it will. If it did happen would PC gamers have the right to moan, no. Would that stop them, no.

    I own a C64 NES, SNES, Master System, Amiga 1200, Megadrive (Genesis), Gameboy, N64, PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U & a gaming PC that can run BF3 at medium/high settings. I am not a fanboy, except in regards to gaming in general. I have been playing games since the early days of the BBC Micro & the release of Elite.