Bethesda has announced that mod support will not be coming to Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition on PlayStation 4. According to the developer, it was not able to work out the mod support system with PlayStation 4 platform holder Sony.
"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," said Bethesda in a statement.
"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."
Mod support for the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 launched at the end of May. The system allows mods created on PC via the Creation Kit to run on Xbox One consoles. At the time, Bethesda said that PS4 mod support was on track for release in June. Later that month, the company announced that the feature was delayed on PS4.
"All I can say is that [the Fallout 4 PS4 mod program is] undergoing an evaluation process and as soon as it's done, and we have more info, we're gonna let everyone know," Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines told GameSpot a few days ago. "It's definitely not that we've decided not to do it, we absolutely, positively want to get PS4 mods out as fast as humanly possible."
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition should have mod support on Xbox One when it launches on that platform and PS4 on October 28, 2016.