Bethesda: ‘No Planned Mod Support At This Time’ For Skyrim VR On PC

by David Jagneaux • March 14th, 2018

Big news today for VR gamers! Skyrim VR is coming to PC VR headsets (that means Rift, Vive, and Windows headsets) on April 3rd. The PC VR version of the game should be a dramatic upgrade over its PSVR counterpart with improved visual fidelity, dramatically improved controls with Oculus Touch, the Vive wands, and Windows VR controllers, as well as the ability to fully move around the environment in room scale.

The big question remaining that wasn’t answered in the Bethesda blog post announcement though is whether or not it will have mod support on PC. At least for now, that answer is (as expected) no.

According to a Bethesda representative via email, there is:

“No planned mod support at this time, [because] the team’s focus is on making the core experience of Skyrim VR feel and look great.”

This messaging is in-line with what they said about the PSVR version’s launch last year.

However, all that being said, we’re still holding out hope for mod support at a future date at least for the PC iteration. Modding has always been a staple of Bethesda’s games, especially The Elder Scrolls series, so it’d feel odd to play an Elder Scrolls game on PC that didn’t include mod support at least eventually.

Let us know what you think of this news down in the comments below!

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  • Brad

    Just thinking out loud. Could it be that they know that the first thing that modders will do is make all kinds of porn mods, then the media will jump on it screaming about virtual sex, and it will be a big PR nightmare?

    • Ståhej

      Meh, if you want that kind of experience you can go to other places that are made for such (trust me, there are games for just that)

    • HybridEnergy

      Are you that behind Brad? The VR sex industry is quite transparent already and the creepy weeaboo stuff is all over steam if you want it, this would be Skyrim’s least of worries. lol

      • Brad

        Hahaha, yeah I am aware, but those are small niche indie titles. Skyrim is one of the most widely known AAA games in the world. Even most non-gamers have at least heard of it. I think that makes a difference.

  • Jason Anderson

    Fallout 4 VR does not officially support mods, but many mods work. I hope it will be the same with Skyrim VR. Hopefully they just mean it will not support Bethesda’s mod site and finding mods directly in game. I use Nexus Mods anyway.

    • drudigger

      Exactly my thoughts on this. Disappointed at the pricepoint since this will be my 5th copy of skyrim and the fo4vr was more of a pay for beta access, but aslong as the mods work in some fashion even if we never get skse I’ll be happy, mods add about 70% of my fun to all Bethesda games.

  • Patrick Bradley

    The only reason Skyrim has lasted so long is because of mods.

    • Kryojenix

      Well, you could say that VR for Skyrim kind of is a mod.

      • Jeff Bond

        If Skyrim VR was a mod then I could use it with my other mods.

        • Jonny

          Yes, because all mods are compatible with each other.

          • Jeff Bond

            Yes, because the qualifications for a mod are that it work with all other mods? Get out of here with the hyperbole man.

  • RickardOGrady

    Just please, please, for the love of all that’s holy, have a decent locomotion solution. None of this “controller in a controller” rubbish; might as well stick with Vorpx then.

    Please.

  • Red Right Return

    They said the same thing about Fallout 4 VR, yet I have a ton of mods loaded and working fine.

  • Jim P

    There will be mods.

  • McGamer

    I am stoked for this new version, though it would be awesome if they officially add mod support.

  • Vilma Marrero

    How do you add mods to Skyrim vr using oculus rift?