Bethesda Says Sony Won't Allow Skyrim Or Fallout 4 Mods On PS4


This news is just terribly timed for Sony. There's probably some good reason why they're block mod support, but we don't know what it is. Earlier today, they reposted that tweet with some added features to rub in Sony's face, namely mod support, backward compatibility, and the "fastest, most reliable gaming network".

According to the report, Bethesda Softworks executive of marketing Pete Hines has explained that PS4 mod support is still underway and despite the rumors it has not been cancelled. It could have more to do with control, which Bethesda themselves allude to in their statement. When Bethesda began testing mods, they ran into some issues, and eventually had to delay the launch of mods. That's a standard for the platform with games made by developers smart enough to recognize the sales potential that an active modding community can bring to any game.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was originally released worldwide in 2011 on Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. For now, it looks like PlayStation 4 users will have to settle for non-Macho Man Randy Savage Deathclaws. This applies specifically to 'Fallout 4' and to 'Skyrim - Special Edition,' the latter of which is not even out yet. It's why Skyrim still has 22,000 people playing on Steam right now. In effect, Sony is axing any possibility of losing control over content being placed onto their system.

Last month, we reported on a trademark for something called Fallout: New Orleans. I have to hope that Sony's fanbase will take them up to task for this.

There was no estimated time of arrival for mods hitting the PlayStation 4 version of Fallout 4, however, it appears as though mods will never release on the PlayStation version. On Friday, September 9th, Bethesda backtracked on that promise, revealing that mods wouldn't come to PS4 after all.

We've got some bad news to deliver for PlayStation 4 gamers out there (and no, we're not talking about the lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support on the PlayStation 4 Pro). He then implied Sony was the one holding things up. Sony, on the other hand, has yet to see this long request fan feature arrive on PlayStation 4.