Despite its original plans, developer Bethesda will no longer be bringing support for mods to the PS4 version of Fallout 4 or the upcoming remastered version of Skyrim. "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," Bethesda says.
Official modding tools first launched for the PC version of Fallout 4 back in April and came to the Xbox One in May. Mods for console games aren't typical, but Bethesda felt they were an integral part of the Fallout experience, helping to extend the life of the post-apocalyptic game with user-created content. "Our goal was to make mods easier and more accessible than ever before, for both the creators and the players," the developer said at the time. PS4 support was originally planned for June.
While for the time being the PS4 won't be getting mod support for Bethesda games, the developer says it's open to doing so in the future should Sony change its mind. "We consider this an important initiative and we hope to find other ways user mods can be available for our PlayStation audience," says Bethesda. "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."