Following last week’s controversial fallout between PlayStation and Bethesda (get it? 😉 ), all hope is not lost for the modding scene on the PlayStation 4. While there’s a gulf of difference between the likes of Skyrim and Fallout 4, to the likes of Farming Simulator, it at least offers fans a glimpse of hope that mod support isn’t totally out of the question on Sony’s platforms.
Farming Simulator 17’s developer, Giants Software were quick to announce on Twitter that the game will offer mod support on PlayStation 4, as well as on Xbox One and PC, as previously stated. It won’t take the pain away from the lacking Fallout 4 mods, but it certainly adds to the mystery of the situation between Bethesda and PlayStation.
— Farming Simulator (@farmingsim) September 12, 2016
Bethesda posted an update on September 9th on their blog, informing fans that mods won’t be making their way to the PlayStation platform. There are no real specifics, although some sources claim that Sony’s policies are rather archaic and need changing. Hopefully we get an official response from PlayStation, or at least a change of heart.
“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.”
I just hope someone manages to mod a Brotherhood of Steel or Dovakin into Farming Simulator 17 as a playable avatar. That would be fun!
Farming Simulator 17 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 25th.