Whatever obstacles facing Bethesda have been hurdled. Mod support is inbound for Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4. Last month, Bethesda said mod support wasn’t possible and pointed the finger squarely at Sony. The Skyrim and Fallout publisher hinted at why Sony had issues with mod support in a blog post in September.
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.
Sony is allowing mod support with one caveat.
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.
It’s not the ideal solution, but it’s better than no mods.
Here’s what PS4 owners can expect from Bethesda over the next few months.
Mod support is coming to Skyrim first. Fallout 4 mods come after. Skyrim Special Edition releases on October 28th, so look for mod support on Fallout 4 sometime after that. No specific timeframe was given for Fallout 4 mod support other than Bethesda will be updating the game “after work is complete on Skyrim.”
Skyrim and Fallout 4 in native 4k
PS4 Pro support is also coming. Bethesda said the extra horsepower in PS4 Pro allowed them to push Skyrim to native 4K. And it’s looking good. Much better than the Skyrim did on old console hardware, that’s for sure. Check out the developer’s blog post for a handful of 4K images. The trip back to Skyrim will be a good looking one for PS4 Pro owners.
Fallout 4 is expected to get a similar visual boost from the PS4 Pro. The game will “take advantage of the PS4 Pro in 4K along with enhanced lighting and graphics features.”
The holiday gaming season is about to get crazy. The Coalition killed it with Gears of War 4 (read my review here) and publishers are bringing back modern classics and the usual slate of new games. Who the hell has time to play all of these fantastic games?