The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is finally with us, bringing with it the huge addition of mod support on consoles. Well, it’s at least huge for Xbox One. PS4? Not so much.
Perhaps one of the most anticipated mods to come to Skyrim console is the incredible Macho Man dragon mod. It doesn’t exactly add anything to the game, but it sure is a sight to behold.
I recommend you check it out in the video below before we continue.
GameSpot recently spoke with FancyPants – the man behind this incredible mod. He confirmed that it’s ‘definitely coming to Xbox.’ Naturally, since PS4 mods can’t use external assets, it’d be impossible to see Randy Savage take flight on Sony’s console.
Still, FancyPants had high praise for Bethesda’s implementaion of console mods, explaining:
This is probably a bit naive, but my hope is that if it’s successful, other developers might take notice and start offering official support for modding. Far too many games encrypt their files and assets which makes modding range from difficult to virtually impossible.
But while he seems pretty pleased with the way Xbox One has handled mods, he is apparently (like many of us) less enthused with Sony’s approach – he says he’d ‘barely call it modding’.
Discussing the fact he won’t be able to bring any of his existing mods over to PS4, FancyPants goes on to suggest that the PlayStation mod scene isn’t exactly going to thrive.
I have no plans to make any [mods for PS4]. None of the modders I know are planning on making anything, either. I think a lot of players are going to be very disappointed.
You can see all the available mods for the remastered Skyrim across consoles and PC right here. It shouldn’t take you that long to look at all the PS4 mods, what with their barely being any and all.
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.