These Starfield Mods May Help if You’re Really Salty About Xbox Exclusivity

Published: September 8, 2023 11:07 AM /


Starfield PlayStation Exclusive MOTD Mod

The fact that Bethesda's Starfield is a console exclusive for Xbox Series X|S certainly has sparked a lot of discussion and more than a little resentment. Now you can do something about it (in a way) thanks to modders.

Considering that we heard during the infamous hearing that saw Microsoft face off against the FTC back in June that Starfield may have ended up as a PlayStation exclusive if Bethesda wasn't acquired, modder chachinito now lets you fix things and see what could have been

The mod, available on Nexus Mods, changes the Message of the Day box in the main menu to highlight a fictional PlayStation exclusivity. You can see what it looks like below.

Starfield PlayStation Exclusive Menu
Eat this, Microsoft!

If you're wondering, the real main menu looks as follows.

Incidentally, before you direct your rage at the modder, this is an obvious joke. It's clearly tagged "Humour, Joke or just for fun." If you feel inclined to flame someone, feel free to be angry at me for this obviously humorous article, I have broad shoulders and I can't be serious all the time. 

On the other hand, if you'll find it in your heart to have a laugh with me at the light-hearted silliness of it all, I'll be grateful. 

Starfield Default menu

Yet, you can go further in your Starfield PlayStation facelift. This mod, also by chachinito, lets you change the splash screen with a PlayStation Studios one, while this mod by the same author replaces the flashlight with a PlayStation logo. 

They also have another PlayStation-themed flashlight mod, but it may hurt some sensibilities, so check it out at your own peril. 

The last mod of this collection is more than a joke and it's made by TheShoxter. As usual, you can download it from NexusMods and it replaces the button prompts with DualSense ones. 

On the same page, you can find files for the DualShock 4 and even a Nintendo Switch controller. Of course, these are actually useful if you plan to use these controllers to play Starfield. 

Starfield DualSense Buttons

If you're interested in mods that definitely aren't jokes, you can read about a must-have one that will enable more complex mods to be released on top of another mod that will make your inventory management much less cumbersome

Starfield is available now for Xbox Series X|S and PC (via Steam and Windows Store), and Game Pass. It achieved 1 million concurrent players on day one, and it already surpassed 6 million cumulative players.

If you want to read more about Bethesda's latest RPG you can read our detailed review, in which our Erren Van Duine explained that "Starfield's biggest strength is its complimentary content - sidequests, exploration, and more will gather your attention for hours despite a less-than-compelling narrative."

You can also listen to our team discussing the game in the latest episode of our podcast.


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More Info About This Game
Learn more about Starfield
Game Page Starfield
Bethesda Softworks
PC, Xbox Series X|S
Release Date
September 6, 2023 (Calendar)
Action, RPG