The Creation Club, a newly introduced modding system from Bethesda for Skyrim and Fallout 4, has launched on PC. The service essentially works in a similar manner to previous mods for those two games but adds an extra review system by the publisher to ensure that the new content works flawlessly with the game. This internal quality control comes with the price though, with mods that come through the Creation Club costing credits that can only be purchased with rea-life money.
The system is currently in beta on Steam for Fallout 4 but will come to Skyrim and the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the near future. Users will be given a complimentary 100 credits when they first sign into the Creation Club, with that amount roughly translating to $1. These credits are transferrable between the two games on Xbox One and PC but are exclusive to each title on the PlayStation 4.
As you might have guessed, players are less than thrilled about this new paid system that many users feel is simply a way to squeeze extra money out of dedicated fans. Irate players have taken to Bethesda’s forums to voice their displeasure despite the fact that the publisher has defended the new pricing structure in its official FAQ for the Creation Club.
One crumb of comfort is that this new system should not interfere with the already established modding scene for both Fallout 4 and Skyrim, with Bethesda promising that this isn’t a replacement service.