In a very interesting and unexpected turn of events, Bethesda just announced that Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition mods will not be coming to the PS4 after all. This announcement comes after several months of delays and negotiations with Sony Entertainment executives, who initially gave Bethesda the green light. Now, however, it seems like the people over at Sony pretty much backed away at the last minute from the deal and have changed their minds about allowing user-created mods on their platforms.
“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,” says Bethesda in a recent blog post. “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.”
It’s uncertain why Sony ultimately decided to oppose console mods but this is definitely a pretty heavy blow to all the gamers who were eagerly anticipating to get a taste of some additional content for Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim Special Edition. Granted, Bethesda’s latest statement suggests that the company is still trying to make PS4 mods happen, thoughI have a feeling that the developers were just being polite and will not try to pursue this matter further given the current situation and I don’t think anyone could really blame them.