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Valve nixes paid mods for Skyrim after massive gamer backlash

Valve retracts its paid mods for Skyrim after the entire Internet rages at them

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 28, 2015 at 4:37 am CDT (0 mins, 45 secs time to read)

After facing some serious backlash from the entire gaming community, Valve has removed the payment feature from the Skyrim Workshop on Steam. Our Lord and Savior, Gabe Newell, had even approached the topic, but things have changed in just 48 hours.

Valve nixes paid mods for Skyrim after massive gamer backlash | TweakTown.com

Valve has explained that it [seriously] underestimated the differences "between communities built around its own games and those from other studios" reports Engadget, with Valve adding: "We've done this because it's clear we didn't understand exactly what we were doing. We've been shipping many features over the years aimed at allowing community creators to receive a share of the rewards, and in the past, they've been received well. It's obvious now that this case is different".

Right now, the top Skyrim mod on Steam is a protest against the aforementioned paid mods, we can see just how big this has gotten on Steam in such a short amount of time.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 08:43 pm CDT

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com
Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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