Following an already rollercoaster week for Sony, following the rather divisive announcement of the PlayStation 4 Pro, Sony seems to be getting under the skins of their own fan base even further, according to Bethesda’s latest blog post regarding mods for both Fallout 4 and the upcoming Elder Scrolls Skyrim remaster.
It looks like the Xbox One will be the only console of this generation so far to allow mods for either game, with Bethesda stating that Sony don’t want to allow mods for either of their massive franchises on their console.
“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.
We will provide an update if and when this situation changes.”
Off the top of my head, I’m aware that Farming Simulator 17 will also allow mods on consoles this year, and while not as popular as Bethesda’s titles in terms of sales, it might just become a better title on Xbox One, while the PlayStation 4 players have to deal with the base game without any fan-made additions.