Developer Bethesda officially announces that the console mods for Fallout 4 are set to release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One within the next two months.
Today, in order to promote the launch of Fallout 4's Creation Kit in an open beta for PC players, Bethesda's development team has put out a brand new video highlighting several features of what can be accomplished with the official mod tools. Perhaps even more exciting, though, is the additional announcement from the studio revealing that Fallout 4's supported console mods will be available on the Xbox One starting in May, and the PlayStation 4 in June.
For those unaware, now that Bethesda's Creation Kit will soon be available across all platforms for Fallout 4, the majority of the fan-made mods generated for the action-RPG will no longer be exclusive to PC players anymore, with some limitations surely applying due to the differences in PC and console hardware. However, it's safe to presume that most, if not all players should be able to revel in the weird world of mods by experiencing the Thomas the Tank Engine mod or the Macho Man mod.
As seen in the Fallout 4 video below, with the Creation Kit, every would-be Vault Dweller in the Wasteland will have access to tools that allow for the making of their own quests, environments, dialogue, outfits, and just about anything imaginable. On top of all that, developers will even provide Fallout 4 with an in-game interface that gives fans the ability to look through all of the mods, while also letting players bookmark, favorite, rate, and give feedback.
For those PC players who wish to take part in the Creation Kit open beta, it's necessary to be running the latest version of the Fallout 4. That said, here are the instructions on opting into the 1.5 Update in Steam Beta:
- Log into Steam
- Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
- Select Settings
- Select Betas
- A drop down menu will appear. Select beta
- Select OK
- Wait a few minutes and Fallout 4 should update
- When done, Fallout 4 should appear as Fallout 4 [Beta] in your Library
Although the prospect of mods for Fallout 4 on consoles will definitely boost the spirits of the game's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fans, it still remains to be seen as to exactly how the Creation Kit will work with the systems. As a matter of fact, Bethesda has reminded gamers that there is still "a lot to do yet" before the mods are fully functional. Nevertheless, should the studio go on to work out all of the kinks in the early stages, the success of official developer-supported mods on all platforms could allow Fallout 4 be the torchbearer in a new era of gaming, which might even give it a lifespan that's healthier and more robust than Bethesda's sumptuous The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.
What do you think about the prospect of console mods in Fallout 4? Do you believe it will revolutionize the way all fans experience video games like Bethesda is hoping, or is it too early to incorporate as a feature outside of PCs? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Fallout 4 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.