Should Modders Charge for Mods? Ready Or Not VR Gameplay with PrayDog's UEVR Mod Beta offered Free

CG writes: On one hand, we get that it takes a lot of time and effort to mod a game and one should be entirely thankful as a consumer. However, we think some practices you might see on Patreon encourage piracy simply because the modder is seemingly being too greedy.

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Terry_B160d ago

Should fans charge money for fangames? Because that what mods are, content made by fans, nothing else.

BeHunted159d ago (Edited 159d ago )

Fan games are simply infringing on the original creators’ rights, while modders have the permission to monetize their modifications.

Terry_B159d ago

Sometimes they do..but there are more than enough games with no official mod support. Take all the (excellent) costumes /skins fighting games like Tekken, Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat have for their PC versions as example.

Capcom even went so far to update years old games this week with a software patch that (tries) to prevent modders from being able to use mods in their games.

Thats why I made the comparison with fangames.

gold_drake160d ago

i dont even know how thats legal lol.

isarai160d ago (Edited 160d ago )

This "issue" has had a solution for decades. You credit the modders, and modders accept donations. Some mods are paid, that's up to the modders, if a console game wants to cater to that, that'd have to build in a whole storefront for that and I just don't see that happening. I'm also not fond of Bethesdas approach if skimming money off the work of others especially when the modders doesn't even charge for the mod themselves.

bunt-custardly159d ago (Edited 159d ago )

Yep, I agree with the donations business model but don't mind paying a single payment if required, depending on the mod. I see people charging for outfits in some games (Resident Evil remakes). In the past people would have offered these for free. Each to their own I guess. Also things like Patreon, Itch etc has made it much easier for modders/developers to cash-gate their wares compared to in the past.


If they can do a better job than the devs. (which happens more often than not) yeah I wouldn't mind if their not too greedy.

Aussiesummer158d ago

Im not opposed to the idea depending on how much effort went in to creating it but how do we gauge that? And we all know how humans are, This is all a slippery slope, from horse armour to loot boxes, not the exact same thing but you get my drift. People get VERY greedy.

bunt-custardly158d ago

Apparently, modder LukeRoss was pulling in $20,000 per month for his VR mod.


RiseNShine158d ago

An yet is that a bad thing? Developer will get more sales since some people will buy the game to play with the mod where otherwise they could discard it completely, modder earns money for his efforts so more great mods get developed, and gamers get to play some of their favourite games in VR where original developer never planned to release a VR mode. Everyone wins, where's the problem?

bunt-custardly158d ago (Edited 158d ago )

@riseNShine, not long after this article was published, LukeRoss got hit with a cease and desist from Take2 over his R* games mods. Yeh sure, "everyone wins where's the problem?" Some people and the law doesn't always agree with others making bank from IP's they don't own even if all they are doing is modding. Might have been a different outcome if he wasn't charging people.


Ready or Not Developer Has 4TB Of Data Stolen Including Full Source Code

Insider Gaming has learned that Void Interactive, the developers of Ready or Not, have had 4TB of data stolen in massive breach that includes all of the game's source code, including console builds.

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thorstein65d ago

This is why we can't have nice things.

1nsomniac65d ago

Been keeping my eye on this game for a while but never took the plunge and bought it because it seems to get a lot of stick from the community that the devs are all talk and no action. They’ve been promising an awful lot but not actually releasing anything new so maybe an easy way out??

Fishy Fingers65d ago

Game is great, "very positive" from the Steam community and currently 33% off.

Reads like youre talking about a completely different game.

Profchaos65d ago (Edited 65d ago )

Guess they weren't ready.

It does suck though to see all your hard work be dumped out there like that hopefully the studio recovers

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Ready or Not Review - “Controversial” | GosuNoob

Is this the S.W.A.T. game to outswat the law enforcement legend that is S.W.A.T. 4?

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Ready or Not – Are You Ready? – Official 1.0 Launch Trailer

Ready or Not launches out of Early Access into 1.0 on December 13.