Bethesda announced plans earlier this year to allow user-created mods on the console version of Fallout 4 and the upcoming remaster of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. While the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 has been enjoying mod support for a few months now, the PS4 version has yet to receive the same support.
Now, Bethesda has released a statement on their website that states that mod support won’t be coming to PS4 … and they lay the blame squarely 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.
Between this and the subdued reaction to the PS4 Pro unveiling on Tuesday, Sony really hasn’t been having a great week, have they? Microsoft must be loving all of this …