Modding or mod support is a feature rarely seen on consoles. As traditionally closed systems, mod support never really fell into line. Fallout 4 is one of the first major AAA games to allow for this feature on consoles. Well, on Xbox One at least. Bethesda has historically seemed to have worse troubles on PlayStation’s systems and that trend continues with mod support for PS4. Here’s the latest tweet from the Fallout Twitter account.
We’re working w/ Sony on Fallout 4 Mod support for PS4. The process is still under evaluation. As soon as we learn more, we will share news.
— Fallout (@Fallout) August 1, 2016
The language used here doesn’t sound very convincing. In particular, the fact that the “process is still under evaluation” does not inspire hope that PS4 users will be getting mod support anytime soon – something which Xbox One users have been using for since May.
Pete Hines, Bethesda’s vice president of marketing, also gave a statement recently in which he rather unambiguously pointed out that it’s not them keeping people in the dark but Sony.
i don't disagree. we have explained that to "others" so we can get/share an update. so far it hasn't worked.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) July 22, 2016
Although not explicitly referencing to Sony, deduction tells us that this is quite obviously the company he was referring towards. Fallout 4 has featured mod support on Windows PC and Xbox One for some time now but for PS4 users, the wait continues.