Forbes article on the matter - This is a very well broken down way of looking at this issue.
So apparently this is a thing now (picture curtosy of r/gaming), Mod-makers can now charge for their work, via Steam; Valve, along with individual game developers (caugh, Bethesda) have decided to take a cut of the profits… most of the cut.
More importantly though, is Valve’s reaction to the pissed off gamers who are using mods.
According to Reddit’s Whitethane via r/gaming Valve has denied users access to discussion boards on paid mods.
Now, there is a filter on Steam where you can still find the free mods, but what does this mean for the future of modding? Is Nexus gonna be hit next? You can already pay for their services (i.e. NMM), but at the moment this is unnecessary.
Modding has been a part of PC gaming since PC gaming has been a thing. I’m excited to see how this pans out, but very disappointed because free mods are what brought me from the console to the ever glorious PC.
So here are my main questions, will this continue to be the case, and should I start looting local business now?
These are my concerns Dude.
I will leave y’all with these (all can be found on r/gaming’s front page ) -
This shit is bananas “B-A-N-A-N-A-S”