Bethesda Game Studios officially announces that mod support for its post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4 will not be coming to Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles.
Despite Bethesda's announcement that the release date for Fallout 4 mods on PlayStation 4 would occur earlier this June, players have been kept waiting ever since. Now, unfortunately enough, the developer has officially announced by way of a blog post that mod support on the console is going to be cancelled indefinitely for Fallout 4.
According to Bethesda, the blame lies squarely with Sony, as the company has constrained the way in which the developer can have mod support for Fallout 4 operate on the PlayStation 4. Apparently, the Japanese tech firm had its own vision for how the program could work, but it was too restrictive to the action-RPG's users, as found in Bethesda's full statement on the matter below.
"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.
"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."
Although Bethesda has currently ceased mod support for Fallout 4's PlayStation 4 versions altogether, the studio did go on to say that it would update fans of the game should the situation change. However, there's no telling as to whether or not Sony will alter its position on the issue, but if it doesn't, Bethesda seems to be sticking to its guns and its developers won't back down until mods on PS4 work similarly to the feature for Xbox One.
For fans who are unaware, Fallout 4's PS4 mods received delay after delay following the announcement of the feature's actuality earlier this year. Regrettably, the program for Sony's console was plagued with problems from the start, for not only was the size limit for mods reduced by a much greater degree than those on the Xbox One, but also Bethesda encountered memory, performance, and audio issues during development.
While this is sure to disappoint plenty of Fallout 4 owners on PlayStation 4, at least fans can take solace in the fact that they're no longer being strung along with promises that mod support is eventually on its way. Hopefully, though, Sony will decide to compromise with Bethesda so that Fallout 4 players can take full advantage of the feature sometime in the future.
Fallout 4 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.