Bethesda has confirmed that mod support for their PlayStation 4 games simply won’t happen.
The reasoning behind the inability to support mods on the Sony-made home console is … Sony.
According to Bethesda, the company simply doesn’t want users to have the ability to “do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition.”
Here’s the full message from Bethesda:
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.
In case you missed it, you can find our review for Fallout 4 here (we highly recommend it).
Editor’s Note: Featured image is from the Macho Claws mod from Fallout 4