After months of speculation that had been frustrating PS4 Fallout 4 players, Bethesda issued an official statement today regarding the lack of mod support for the game on the platform.
“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.”
This is a pretty poor situation. PS4 players have been patiently waiting a long time for mod support on Fallout 4. PC and Xbox One users have been using mods for quite a while now and to find out, months later, that it was Sony blocking the Bethesda’s efforts all along is frustrating ; especially with Sony not saying a word on the matter. Hopefully Sony receives enough feedback from fans to rethink their initial decision.