Back when mods were announced to be coming to Xbox One two E3s ago, it seemed like a big deal. Some thought it would be a huge point for the console over competition until it was later announced that it would be coming to PlayStation 4 too.
Well, now over a year later, those plans have been scrapped by Sony. Bethesda posted saying that PlayStation 4 users shouldn’t expect the functionality any more, and made pretty sure to heap the blame on the corporation. What’s more, it’s been confirmed the mods won’t be coming to Skyrim: Remastered either.
After months of discussion with Sony, we regret to say that while we have long been ready to offer mod support on PS4, 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.
Sony also don’t allow early access games on their consoles either, and my gut tells me this is the same intiative. Clean, curated, complete experiences only on the system, but it seems to be to a fault here. Mods are messy, awkward and can break games, but that is their glory too. Sony seem to have missed the mark on this one.