Earlier this year, Bethesda announced plans to allow mods for Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim remaster on PS4 and Xbox One, an unprecedented move that made console RPG fans very happy. But now, embarrassingly, it looks like mods will be an Xbox exclusive.
In an update on their website today, Bethesda said that Sony won’t allow Bethesda to enable user mods “the way they should work.” We’ve pinged Sony to get their perspective on things.
Fallout 4 mods are already available on Xbox One. Presumably the Xbox will also support mods for the Skyrim remaster when that launches in October.
Here’s the full statement from Bethesda:
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.