At the beginning of September, Bethesda finally admitted that Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition for PlayStation 4 would not be getting promised mod support. Bethesda cited discussions with Sony that ultimately ended without compromise: Sony would not approve user mods the way Bethesda felt they should work.
It seems things have reversed course in a month.
Today, Bethesda announced that Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition for PlayStation 4 will have mod support. In addition, both titles will be getting PlayStation 4 Pro support, with Skyrim: Special Edition being rendered in native 4K on the platform.
"Mod support will come to Skyrim first," explained Bethesda. "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. 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."
"We are excited finally to get modding to our PlayStation fans who have supported us for so long. Modding has been an important part of our games for over 10 years, and we hope to do even more in the coming year for all our players, regardless of platform."
Skyrim: Special Edition will be receiving mod support and a PlayStation 4 Pro patch first. Following that release, Fallout 4 will be updated with mod and Pro support. Bethesda expects that Fallout 4 will have 4K resolution, along with enhanced lighting and graphics.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 28, 2016.