by Joshua Russo
Sony has blocked mods for Bethesda’s popular RPGs on PS4
Earlier this year, Bethesda announced console mod support for both Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim remaster. In May, Xbox One users began to enjoy Fallout 4 mods on their systems. Ever since, PlayStation 4 owners have been wondering when it was finally going to be their turn.
Bethesda has finally spoken out on the matter by updating their website with a statement that does not reflect well on Sony:
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.
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.
We will provide an update if and when this situation changes.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is releasing on October 28 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. PC owners of Skyrim (and it’s DLC) will receive a free update with the remastered edition.