Following a week in September when everything just seemed to go wrong for Sony, Bethesda have yesterday announced that mods will actually be coming to PlayStation 4 versions of Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition. Phew! BUT, there’s a caveat.
It was only in early September when Bethesda posted a blog post saying that mods wouldn’t be coming to the PlayStation platform due to difficulties with Sony and policies.
The Bethesda blog stated in its announcement that “We’re excited to announce that mod support is coming to PlayStation 4 for both Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4. Additionally, we’ll also be supporting the new PlayStation 4 Pro with both titles.”
The caveat is that PlayStation 4 players won’t be able to upload or share external files. You can only use assets found within the game itself. Unless Bethesda plan on updating the modding tools with extra bits and pieces to use, this will end up being rather limited.
“Mod support will come to Skyrim first. We and Sony have worked hard to make this possible. Mods on PlayStation 4 will allow you to modify and create your own content by using our Creation Kit available here. You will not be able to upload external assets with your PlayStation 4 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.”
Additionally, Bethesda will also be supporting the new PlayStation 4 Pro with both titles.
“Skyrim will have these features when it launches on October 28. The new power of the PlayStation 4 Pro has allowed us to make Skyrim render in native 4k, and it looks better than ever. Here are some screens to show you just how great it looks.”