Yesterday we reported on a comment Bethesda’s Pete Hines made in regards to Fallout 4 mods on PlayStation 4, saying they’re working on mods as “fast as humanly possible”. A mere few hours after the fact, Bethesda officially announced that mods for Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim remaster, won’t be getting mods on PlayStation 4, and Sony is to blame.
It’s been a long winding road for Fallout 4 mods on PlayStation 4 and it looks as if Bethesda have hit a road block. In an official statement yesterday, Bethesda announced that mods for Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim remaster won’t be coming to the PS4. Why? Because Sony.
In a post on their website, Bethesda wrote:
“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.”
In the early stages of development, it came to light that Bethesda were having trouble with the allotted file size Sony provided for mods, as well as issues with audio codecs and the like, but from this statement it seems like the issue is much more deeper rooted than that.
This of course is a huge disappointment for PlayStation 4 players who hoped mods would arrive on Fallout 4 as well as other Bethesda games, but it seems for now, players will have to stick with the vanilla game, or jump ship.