You could be forgiven for forgetting that the PlayStation 4 version of Fallout 4 was supposed to get official mod support from Bethesda.
After being delayed at the end of June, PS4 users had to sit in the dark and cry while Xbox One and PC gamers did all kinds of mad modding shit in the Boston wasteland.
We now have an update on the situation, but it doesn’t really shed that much more light on what’s going on or when it’s gonna be fixed.
Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines wrote on Twitter:
We’re working with Sony on Fallout 4 mod support for PS4. The process is still under evaluation. As soon as we learn more, we will share news.
Hines has previously suggested that the reason Bethesda is keeping things so vague is because of people over at Sony.
Replying to a suggestion that this is down to Sony, Hines said frankly:
I’m not going to get into specifics. If I was able to have an open dialog and explain what’s up, I would have long ago.
Official mod support was added to the PC version of Fallout 4 in April, before coming to Xbox One in May. The plan was to bring a beta to PS4 in June, but this obviously hasn’t happened.
Personally, I’m concerned about what this could mean for mod support regarding Bethesda’s upcoming PS4 remaster of Skyrim.
The ability to fuck around with mods in that game is a big selling point for console users, so I can’t help but feel they’d lose a lot of love if that feature was restricted somehow on PS4.
All we can do is hope that Bethesda and Sony get their shit together and sort out this mysterious problem before the Skyrim remaster launches in October.
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.