German publication Spiegel Online, the digital version of Der Spiegel, asked game director Todd Howard about paid mods towards the end of their interview.
SPIEGEL ONLINE: In the Microsoft press conference was announced that created by PC Fan extensions to run on the Xbox One. If you have to pay for some mods? In “Skyrim” Bethesda has experimented with a Mod-payment option , which was withdrawn after fan protests.
Howard: How long was the online payment system? 24 Hours? I can only speak for the present time, but currently there are no plans for a payment system.