Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim remaster will no longer be getting mod support on PlayStation 4 as developer Bethesda had intended.
Following months of delays and behind the scenes problems in bringing mods to PS4, Bethesda recently revealed in an update that Sony simply won’t allow it.
They explained in a statement on their site:
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.
Official modding tools first came to PC in April, and Xbox One in May. The PS4 was originally meant to get mod support in June, but Bethesda kept pushing the launch back.
Hopefully Bethesda and Sony reach some kind of compromise, as mod support for PS4 was one of the biggest selling points of the upcoming Skyrim remaster.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.