informa
News

Valve changes its mind, removes all paid Skyrim mods from Steam

Valve has (at least temporarily) removed all paid Skyrim mods from Steam in conjunction with Bethesda and will issue refunds to anyone who purchased a Skyrim mod.

Valve has (at least temporarily) removed all paid Skyrim mods from Steam in conjunction with Bethesda, and will issue refunds to anyone who purchased a Skyrim mod since Valve updated Steam last week to allow Skyrim modders to charge real money for their work.

"It's clear we didn't understand exactly what we were doing," explains Valve employee Alden Kroll. "We underestimated the differences between our previously successful revenue sharing models, and the addition of paid mods to Skyrim's workshop."

Kroll claims Valve has a "dump truck of feedback" to mull over, and it's yet unclear if the company will attempt to reintroduce paid mods to Steam in the foreseeable future. Gamasutra has reached out to Valve for further comment.

 

Latest Jobs

Infinity Ward

Woodland Hills, California
11.3.21
Sr. Multiplayer Design Scripter/Programmer

Disbelief

Cambridge, Massachusetts
11.3.21
Jr. Programmer

XSEED

Torrance, California
11.3.21
Head of Marketing
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more