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Sony Greenlights Mods and 4K Support for Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition on PS4

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Following the somewhat draconian news that Sony Interactive Entertainment wouldn’t allow mods for various Bethesda-made RPGs on PlayStation 4, it seems like the company has done an about face and has embraced the modding community.

The news comes from Bethesda Vice President of Marketing, Pete Hines, who said the following on Twitter:

“Big thanks to the folks at PlayStation who worked with us to get PS4 mod support out for Fallout 4 and Skyrim. Doesn’t happen without them.”

While Skyrim Special Edition is the first game to support mods on the console on October 28th, the game will also natively render at 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro. Here are some screenshots of the game rendered in 4K:

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It’s worth mentioning there are still some restrictions with modes, most notably that they can only use assets in-game. According to Hines, this was the reason for Sony originally not supporting the feature.

Fallout 4 is also getting both mod support and PlayStation 4 Pro support, including the aforementioned 4K rendering – however Bethesda didn’t specify whether its native or up-scaled.

Brandon Orselli

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