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Award-winning game developer and screenwriter, and founder of indie studio Modern Storyteller. Currently working The Forgotten City, a stand-alone re-imagining of the wildly popular mod.
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Before I founded Modern Storyteller and began making our game, The Forgotten City, I was working as a legal and strategy advisor to a multi-billion dollar tech company. Yes, that is a bizarre career change. So why did risk my career to make video games?
The announcement of Bethesda's Creation Club has awoken community concerns and confusion about the return of "paid mods". This article is a level-headed critical evaluation of the most common arguments for and against the new system.
Bethesda now has a more compelling business case than ever to resurrect its controversial paid mods system ("Paid Mods 2.0"), with its cross-platform mod system, Bethesda.net. But it has a narrow window of opportunity.