Sony be mod blockin’.
It seems PS4 players have been waiting in vain. After several weeks of back-and-forth reporting, wondering when user mods would finally arrive for Fallout 4, Bethesda has confirmed that… Well, they won’t. It seems Sony simply won’t approve of the program as Bethesda has proposed it. “After months of discussion with Sony,” Bethesda said in a statement (via The Verge), “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.”
This has caused such a backlash from fans that I’m surprised Sony hasn’t reached out to comment on its decision. There’s probably some good reason why they’re block mod support, but we don’t know what it is. Microsoft, of course, is taking this opportunity to come off as the cool mom.
Right after it was revealed that PS4 Pro wouldn’t have a 4K Blu-Ray player, the Xbox UK Twitter account posted a checklist of features for the Xbox One S. They touted the fact that it too could play 4K content, play HDR games, and also included a 4K Blu-Ray drive. Earlier today, they reposted that tweet with some added features to rub in Sony’s face, namely mod support, backward compatibility, and the “fastest, most reliable gaming network.”
Larry Hryb got in on the act, tweeting “ICYMI: Xbox One owners have been enjoying Fallout 4 mods since May.” Are we back in the 90s? Is this the Genesis / SNES console war all over again? Those are some catty tweets. If you ask me, it seems Microsoft might be a little salty that the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One 2-to-1 since launch – but that’s none of my business.