Microsoft’s E3 press conference has only been going for about half an hour but they really are killing it. Following the surprise announcement of backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 titles on the Xbox One, Bethesda’s Todd Howard took to the stage to talk about Fallout 4.
At that moment, many viewers were likely expecting platform exclusive DLC but no, instead Microsoft has made it possible for the Xbox One to support PC mods with Fallout 4, a feature console owners have been missing out on for years.
It makes perfect sense to kick off this feature with Bethesda as well, as titles like Skyrim and Fallout 3 have been a hit with modders for years. Aside from that, not much is known about how this feature works but we have been promised that Fallout 4 players on the Xbox will be able to browse and download PC mods.
It is worth noting that this all links back to Bethesda Net, the studio’s new hub for mods. The new Doom title has a similar feature for consoles, with a level editor built in to the game, allowing users to share modded maps and challenges with those on other platforms.
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KitGuru Says: Now that Fallout 4 is getting mod support on the PC and Xbox One, it is hopefully only a matter of time before more games get similar treatment. Considering that Microsoft just bought Minecraft for $2 billion, that title seems to make the most sense off the top of my head. Are any of you keeping up with Microsoft’s E3 announcements? What do you think so far?