Despite several delays, developer and publisher Bethesda officially announces both Skyrim: Special Edition and Fallout 4 on PlayStation 4 are to have mods.
About a month ago, Bethesda stated that there would be no PS4 mods for its post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4 or its medieval fantasy epic Skyrim: Special Edition until Sony allowed for the studio "to offer proper mod support" for the console. However, it seems as if the Japanese tech corporation has finally given Bethesda the tools necessary in order to make the feature happen on its current generation system, as the company behind Fallout 4 and Skyrim has now announced that both of the games will eventually get mod support on PS4.
According to an official blog post from Bethesda, not only will Skyrim: Special Edition and Fallout 4 be able to have mods on the PS4, but also developers plan on supporting the new PlayStation 4 Pro with both titles, rendering the releases in native 4K. These features are to be included with Skyrim: Special Edition when it arrives on October 28, with Fallout 4 to follow once "work is complete on Skyrim."
While the news ought to be exciting for PlayStation 4 fans who have wanted mods on the console so as to tinker around with Skyrim and Fallout 4, it's important to note that players won't be able to upload external assets with the PS4 mods. With this being the case, fans "will be able to use any assets that come with the game, as most mods do."
For those unaware, Bethesda has had somewhat of an uphill struggle when it comes to getting Fallout 4 mods ready for current generation consoles, but making the feature work for PlayStation 4 has been far more troublesome than on the Xbox One. Beyond a disappointing size limit, mods for the post-apocalyptic RPG on the Microsoft system have had relatively few hangups. As far as Sony's console is concerned, though, during the initial stages of developing mods for PS4, Bethesda came across loads of issues related to memory, performance, and audio, leading to numerous delays.
At any rate, with Bethesda finally able to confirm that PS4 mods are now on the way for both Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition, fans on the platform will undoubtedly be grateful to the studio for working diligently on the task in order to see it through. Now, perhaps the developer can focus even more intently on the two new and unannounced games it has in the works.
Fallout 4 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, while Skyrim: Special Edition is set to release on October 28, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.