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.
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.