It’s been a long, seemingly pointless battle. But Sony and Bethesda have finally figured out a way to make it happen. Mods support is on its way for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition.
It’s About Damn Time.
The Mods for Fallout 4 launched back in May on Xbox One. They were supposed to follow on PlayStation 4 in June. That obviously didn’t happen. Something was troubling the effort on the PlayStation 4 side of things, and then in September Bethesda said they were done trying. “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,” Luckily, it appears the two companies have finally come to terms. Bethesda revealed today, “We’re excited to announce that mod support is coming to PlayStation 4 for both Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4.”
Bethesda then continued with some details as to how the Mods will work:
“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.”
On top of the announced of PlayStation 4 Mods, Bethesda also revealed their efforts to enhance the games for PlayStation 4 Pro. Namely, releasing 4K texture updates that utilize the new console’s abilities:
“The new power of the PlayStation 4 Pro has allowed us to make Skyrim render in native 4k, and it looks better than ever.”
Bethesda confirmed that after work was done on Skyrim Special Edition, they studio would turn their attention back toward Fallout 4 to get that up and running at 4k too:
“After the work is complete on Skyrim, we’ll be updating Fallout 4 for both mods and PS4 Pro. We expect Fallout 4 to take advantage of the PS4 Pro in 4k along with enhanced lighting and graphics features.”
Thankfully Sony and Bethesda finally got their ducks in a row. The game launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 28th.