After announcing user mod support for the console versions of Fallout 4 months ago, it now looks like the feature will be Xbox exclusive. Bethesda wanted to allow user mods on both Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim Remastered on both consoles, and it seems like Microsoft was open to the idea. Sony denied Bethesda the ability to offer the mods on the PS4 versions of the games, which Bethesda explained on their website today:
“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 Sonyâ€™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.”
What’s even more infuriating about Sony denying the mods is that they allowed user mods in the PlayStation 3 version of Unreal Tournament 3. That was a long time ago, of course, but it’s strange that they’re not allowing them now. This is also similar to how Sony has so far blocked cross-platform play with the Xbox in Rocket League. The developer of that game has the feature working, but so far Sony hasn’t allowed it to be turned on in the game.