Dealspwn: "Goodbye for now, paid Steam mods. We hardly knew ye. Scant days after the triumphant announcement and the program has been shut down as Bethesda pulled the plug, resulting in refunds across the board and a return to the status quo.
"After discussion with Valve, and listening to our community, paid mods are being removed from Steam Workshop," Bethesda explained. "Even though we had the best intentions, the feedback has been clear - this is not a feature you want."
I'm not so sure. Though the backlash was fierce, I have to be honest and say that I liked the idea even if the implementation left much to be desired. And I'd like to see it return... after some substantial retooling.
For me there are two key questions at the heart of this controversial issue and answering both will be crucial. The first is simple: why shouldn't modders be allowed to charge for their work?"