"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."
Fallout 4 mods made their way to Xbox One back in May, but PlayStation 4 players have been patiently (or not-so-patiently) waiting for mods to land on their console of choice. Earlier this week, Bethesda VP Pete Hines said that the PlayStation 4 mod program for Fallout 4 was still "under evaluation," saying that he wanted to make mods available on the console "as fast as humanly possible."
In a post on Bethesda.net today, however, Bethesda claimed that mods for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition will not be available on PlayStation 4, because Sony "will not approve user mods the way they should work."
You can read the full statement from Bethesda below:
"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.
We will provide an update if and when this situation changes."
We will update you with any additional information as it becomes available.