It seems like that barbed blog post from Bethesda did the trick, as mod support will be coming to Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition on the PlayStation 4 after all. Previously, the publisher had made it sound like this was a no-go due to a Sony policy restriction, but it looks like the two giants have quietly resolved things behind closed doors – and the result means that mods will be coming to your console of choice.
"Mod support will come to Skyrim first," the publisher posted as part of an update on its website. "We and Sony have worked hard to make this possible. Mods on the PS4 will allow you to modify and create your own content by using our Creation Kit. You will not be able to upload external assets with your PS4 mods, but you will be able to use any assets that come with the game, as most mods do. By creating a Bethesda.net account, you'll be able to browse and try mods right from within the game."
In other good news, Skyrim will be fully compatible with the PS4 Pro, where it will be rendered in native 4K resolution. And for those of you who prefer the apocalypse, Fallout 4 will be getting mod support shortly after the release of Bethesda's aforementioned remaster, and it will also run in 4K on Sony's supercharged system, complete with "enhanced lighting and graphics features". All's well that ends well, then?