Despite what was previously announced, fans of Bethesda’s RPGs playing on PlayStation won’t be able to use mods. A post from Bethesda’s site states that Sony won’t allow the integration of mods in Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim Special Edition for an unspecified reason.
“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’s truly a sad day for gaming when PS gamers can’t experience the wonders of Thomas the Tank Engine in Fallout, or the joys of fighting Nigel Thornberry in Skyrim.