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Fallout 4, Skyrim Special Edition will get mod support on PS4 after all

Both games also support 4K resolution on PS4 Pro

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The PlayStation 4 versions of Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition will get mod support after all, Bethesda Softworks announced today. That’s a welcome reversal from September, when Bethesda said that promised mod support on PS4 wasn’t coming, due to unspecified restrictions from Sony.

Mod support will come to the PS4 version of Skyrim first, Bethesda said on its website. The remastered version of Skyrim launches on PS4 (and Xbox One) on Oct. 28.

Skyrim Special Edition will also support Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro, Bethesda said, with "native 4K" rendering available on the more powerful console.

Bethesda said it plans to update Fallout 4 to support mods and PS4 Pro hardware after work on Skyrim Special Edition is complete. "We expect Fallout 4 to take advantage of the PS4 Pro in 4k along with enhanced lighting and graphics features," the company added.

Mod support for the console versions of Fallout 4 were announced earlier this year and were expected to be available on both platforms by June. Xbox One owners got mod support for Fallout 4 in May, while PS4 owners were forced to wait for reasons that were unclear.

Bethesda points out one major limitation on PS4 mods that console owners should be aware of:

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.

Fallout 4 and Skyrim mods can be developed using Bethesda’s Creation Kit, a free download from its website.