Bethesda has shelved plans to add user mod support for the PlayStation 4 versions of Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition. The company today announced its decision, putting blame for the cancellation squarely on Sony's shoulders.
"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," the company said.
"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 is not the first time Bethesda's user mods ambitions have been thwarted by a platform holder. The company briefly launched a paid mods program for Skyrim on Steam, but Valve killed the program shortly after launch when backlash and logistical issues quickly piled up.