In case you’ve been waiting to do some kind of modding with the Nintendo Switch version of Skyrim, you may be out of luck. Apparently, the game has absolutely no mod support for it. How do we know this? Bethesda Softworks’ own Todd Howard said so. In an interview with Eurogamer, Howard explained that the company’s resources were all off doing other things and that no one had been assigned to work mod support for the Switch port. Here’s a snippet from the article.
During a talk at Gamelab last week, Bethesda Game Studios’ head honcho Todd Howard said, “Skyrim Switch has a big community that we haven’t supported the way we’d like.”
I followed this up with Todd Howard in an interview afterwards and asked what he meant. “They asked for mods,” he replied, “they asked for Creation Club – ‘When are we getting more stuff?'”
I asked what he was doing to rectify it. “Right now we’re doing nothing,” he said. “People, they’re on other things. Our Switch group did Fallout Shelter … and that’s done really well. I’m surprised at how well it’s done.”
Then I asked: “Will you bring mods to Skyrim on Switch?”
“We are not actively doing that,” he answered. “We would love to see it happen but it’s not something we’re actively doing.”
It makes sense after seeing the Bethesda presentation at E3 where the company basically has several projects happening all at once. But at the same time, it kinda sucks knowing that if you’ve wanted to play around with the designs or mechanics for fun, there’s no one working on anything for you.