Bethesda backtracked yesterday, announcing that the PS4 versions of Skyrim and Fallout 4 will support user-created mods after all. It’s getting PS4 Pro support for both titles, too.
Last month Bethesda announced that mod support for the PS4 versions of Skyrim and Fallout 4 would be pulled despite its previous announcement. The company suggested at the time that it was the fault of Sony, saying in a statement: "Sony has informed us they will not approve user modes the way they should work."
Bethesda specifically mentioned one major limitation in their announcement post, which you can find on their blog: "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."
This is good news for value tweaks and reconfigurations, but bad news for players who were hoping to get their hands on Darth Vader armour or become Sonic The Hedgehog.
From their blog post, Bethesda says: "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."
Skyrim remastered launches later this month. In addition to mods, the PS4 Pro support means it’ll be able to render in native 4k. Bethesda will work on improvements for Fallout 4 at a later date, bringing the mod support and "enhanced lighting and graphics features."