Bethesda Softworks issued a statement today regarding the continuous delay of modding support on the PlayStation 4 version of Fallout 4. Without mincing words, the developer blamed Sony for purposely rejecting the offer of mod support for PlayStation 4 owners.
“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 wrote on its website today.
“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.”
This isn’t the first time that we’re hearing the developer express frustration over the matter. Modding support entered beta testing for Fallout 4 on PlayStation 4 in June. However, technical issues forced Bethesda to delay the official release.
A month later, the studio’s vice president of marketing and PR Pete Hines took to Twitter to relay that the hold was on Sony’s end. Despite not getting a favorable response from Sony, Bethesda continued trying to make user-mods happen on PlayStation 4.
It’s September now. After more than two months, the developer has seemingly given up. Not only has Fallout 4 modding support been cancelled on PlayStation 4, user-mods for Skyrim have also been put on a hiatus. In comparison, the Fallout 4 player-base has been enjoying modding support on Xbox One and PC for several months now.
That being said, Bethesda is hopeful that Sony will come around. Unfortunately, the tone is far from optimistic. Hence, the developer is also unable to provide a timeline for its followers. Perhaps with today’s statement, the social media outrage will force Sony to take back its decision.
It’s still unclear as to why Sony would decide against offering modding support on PlayStation 4.