After engaging in a spirited back and forth with Sony last month, Bethesda has announced that mod support will be coming to the PlayStation 4 editions of Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition. Additionally, both titles will also be receiving PlayStation 4 Pro support over the coming months.
While Fallout 4 has already been on shelves for the past year, Bethesda will actually be bringing mods and 4K support to Skyrim: Special Edition first. Scheduled to launch alongside the title’s release on October 28, gamers will be able to create mods for the fantasy epic using a tool provided by the developer. The catch is that while all in-game assets can be used in the tool, no external assets can be uploaded to the console. For those that just want to play and not create, you’ll be able to test out every uploaded mod with your Bethesda.net account.
Skyrim: Special Edition will also render in native 4K through the power of the PS4 Pro. While the console doesn’t launch until November, the re-release will support the console right out of the gate. For an example of how the game will look when played on the console, Bethesda has released a batch of screens, which can be seen below.
As for Fallout 4, both mods and 4K support will launch at a later period for the title. While Bethesda did not specify, one would assume that the mod system will work similar to the way set up for Skyrim. Bethesda is working hard to make sure that the game shines on the PS4 Pro, though, as it will sport enhanced lighting and several graphical features.
Although I don’t own Fallout 4, and won’t be playing Skyrim: Special Edition, I’m glad that PS4 owning fans will get these features. It’s always a bummer when certain features get tied to specific consoles, and while I understand the situation here was different, it still would have been unfortunate if mod support never came to the PS4.
Tell us, are you, the PlayStation 4 owning gamer, excited about Bethesda’s improved support for Skyrim: Special Edition and Fallout 4? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments section below.