Fallout 4 and Skyrim are (finally) getting mod support on PS4

Both games will get a bump up to 4K resolution, too.


Bethesda announced that Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition, which releases on October 28, will receive mod support on PS4 after all.

"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." There is one small caveat: only assets from Bethesda's proprietary Creation Kit can be used to build mods.

In other words, you can only employ assets that come with Fallout 4 rather than custom files. That's the case with most mods, though.

PS4 players were almost left out in the cold. Bethesda rolled out mod support for the PC and Xbox One editions of Fallout 4 but called off the functionality for the PS4 edition of the game, citing difficulties working with Sony.

"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," Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines said last month. "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."

Bethesda is ecstatic that it was finally able to come to accord with Sony. "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."

To get modding on PS4, download Bethesda's Creation Kit, create a Bethesda.net account, and dive in.

Furthermore, both titles will reap the benefits of graphical enhancements when played on PlayStation 4 Pro when the upgraded console launches next month. "The new power of the PlayStation 4 Pro has allowed us to make Skyrim render in native 4k, and it looks better than ever."

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    October 5, 2016 1:39 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Fallout 4 and Skyrim are (finally) getting mod support on PS4

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      October 5, 2016 1:41 PM

      haha, Bethesda mod-shamed sony, lol

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      October 6, 2016 6:35 AM

      I'd be curious to know what mods only use bethesda assets exclusively. With this restriction, you wouldn't even be able to have any custom voiced dialog using bethesda's already made voices. No reskinned weapons, no new pieces to use for settlements.

      Basically the biggest mod PS4 will be able to have is stuff like OCDecorator, mods to let you place settlement items anywhere, and the built in cheat menu. Unless you can't even upload custom scripts...

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      October 6, 2016 7:11 AM

      They need to stop fearing the schlong

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