We have finally learned why mods still haven’t arrived on PS4 for Fallout 4; Sony.
Bethesda Softworks has confirmed that mods will no longer becoming to Fallout 4 or the upcoming The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on PS4. After months of delays, we’ve finally found the culprit. Sony has refused to approve user mods for the PS4 versions of both games.
“After months of discussion with Sony, we regret to say that while we have long been ready to offer mod support on PlayStation 4, Sony has informed us they will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition,” Bethesda wrote on it’s blog.
“Like you, we are disappointed by Sony’s decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the amount of time our fans have waited for mod support to arrive. We consider this an important initiative and we hope to find other ways user mods can be available for our PlayStation audience. However, until Sony will allow us to offer proper mod support for PS4, that content for Fallout 4 and Skyrim on PlayStation 4 will not be available.”
This will likely disappoint many Fallout 4 fans on PS4 who were looking forward to mods. Sony could always change their minds, but it seems unlikely. Meanwhile, Microsoft has already jumped into offense, shooting out a Twitter post about mod support on Xbox One and other features the PS4 lacks:
Mod support ✅
Backward Compatibility ✅
Fastest, most reliable gaming network ✅ https://t.co/XS7pwdZWHB
— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) September 9, 2016
Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb also piled on Sony’s decision, noting that Fallout 4 mods have been available on Xbox One since May:
— \ Larry Hryb \ (@majornelson) September 9, 2016
Fallout 4 is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is out October 18 on PS4 and Xbox One. PC users who already own Skyrim will get the Special Edition features at no additional charge.