Support for user mods will not be coming to Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition on PlayStation 4, Bethesda says.
The company announced the sad news via a blog post saying:
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.
It definitely sounds like Sony was open to the idea, but on their terms, and Bethesda didn’t like those terms.
Hopefully the amount of fan backlash that comes from this news will force Sony into modifying their position, because this was one of the most exciting aspects of the Skyrim