After months of waiting for mod support for Fallout 4 on PlayStation 4, Bethesda has finally issued a statement that provides some clarity on the matter. We've know for a while that Bethesda has been trying to get mods up and running on the current-gen console, but for whatever reason, discussions with Sony have never quite panned out.
"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," Bethesda writes. And yes, it certainly sounds like Skyrim: Special Edition, which launches next month, won't be getting mods at this point either.
The developer continues: "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." However, Bethesda says that it won't give up just yet, stating that it'll look into "other ways" to make mods available on PS4.
For now, though, we wouldn't expect mod support on PS4 any time soon: "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."
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