Fallout Developer Blames Sony For No Mods Being Allowed

According to the Bethesda blog all PS4 mods for Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition, have been put on indefinite hold as talks with Sony fell apart.

The blog notes:

“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 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.”

According to reports, mods for Fallout 4 were set to release back in June for PS4 but there were too many issues holding it back. Issues included lack of sound, file corruption, memory leaks, among many other issues on PS4. Back then Bethesda employees responded to Tweets suggesting that the issues were being worked on and that they can’t talk about dialog between companies.

Today’s update takes a turn as Bethesda has directly pointed the finger at Sony, and so far hasn’t provided a time table to when mods will finally hit the platform. They suggest they are still working together and want to get mods out to fans, but there is no promise of when (or if) that will ever happen. (Perhaps they could work on something similar to what Doom has done?)

Currently both PC and Xbox One support mods for both Fallout 4 and Skyrim.

This isn’t good news for Sony and actually comes from a series of rather bad moves this week. At every turn it seems Microsoft is taking advantage of the slip. First with 4K, and now with the lack of mods.