Skyrim Together Reborn, a mod that adds co-op to Bethesda’s beloved RPG, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times in three days.
Despite its success, however, the development team behind the mod are officially moving on to other projects, telling the community that it’s now up to them to improve it.
The team shared an update on reddit following Skyrim Together Reborn’s release on July 8, saying it was happy with the launch as, while there were some technical difficulties, these were expected and most players were seemingly able to play as intended. The only major issue was that some servers didn’t work, but a hotfix for this will be released soon.
“We are excited about the future of Reborn,” the post read. “With thousands of man hours of work put into the project already, we have done most of the heavy lifting for you. With the mod going open source, it is now up to you, the community, to step up, and further develop Reborn
“The current dev team is very tired, and frankly, is simply interested in branching out and doing other projects. We will still be here to guide new developers, review code, and perhaps occasionally implement features and fixes. As for right now though, we need a break.”
It’s unclear what these other projects will be, but the team is also working on a Fallout Together mod that, as the name implies, brings co-op to Fallout 4.
Bethesda games have always had an avid modding community but Skyrim Together Reborn adds a whole new way to play for those still roaming around Skyrim more than a decade after it was released.
With Elder Scrolls VI likely still years away, it offers a new way to play the Elder Scrolls for many. Director Todd Howard revealed last year that Bethesda’s new space RPG Starfield had taken priority over the Skyrim sequel and the sci-fi game was recently delayed until next year itself.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.