This Mod Transforms Skyrim NPCs into Sims

The Elder Scrolls: Social Edition.

If Maxis and Bethesda had a love child, it would probably look something like this:

Chances are you’ve enjoyed countless hours of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (which has now been confirmed for PSVR, HTC Vive and Nintendo Switch). But like most fantasy RPGs, the focus is typically the protagonist and not the NPCs, who are bound to follow their pre-scripted, often repetitive daily routines. Well, thanks to the industrious efforts of modder TheDarkRyze, this no longer has to be true.

The Social NPCs mod, which can be downloaded here, was originally a project for a master’s thesis and has been out for a year. It expands the social repertoire of Skyrim NPCs by enabling interactions like flirting, insulting, and complimenting other characters, and of course, lets them pursue platonic and romantic relationships. Is marriage on the table? You betcha. And yes, getting your character to interact with the NPCs is possible too. Now the big question is whether we’ll be able to have our own kids instead of adopting them. Maybe in Elder Scrolls VI, you never know…