Bethesda has revealed that both the upcoming Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4 will have mod support on the PS4.Doubts were cast earlier when Bethesda announced plans to bring FO4 mod support to both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, reports from this summer claimed that Sony didn’t agree on the idea and Bethesda were prepared to drop it. It’s still unclear how the two companies managed to come to an agreement, but thankfully Skyrim Special Edition will arrive with modding options on Sony’s console when it comes out on October 28.
Bethesda also stated that Skyrim Enhanced Edition will run at native 4K on the PS4 Pro. That’s honestly comes as no surprise as we have already seen how developers like Naughty Dog were able to take a late-generation title like the Last of US that was heavily optimized for the PS3 and improve visual quality on the original PS4 while simultaneously boosting the frame rate. The PS4 Pro is even more powerful than the original PS4, which should put 4K in range.
Mod support is also set to arrive for Fallout 4, but the exact timing is uncertain.
Bethesda has stated:
“Mod support will come to Skyrim first. We and Sony have worked hard to make this possible. Mods on PlayStation 4 will allow you to modify and create your own content by using our Creation Kit available here. You will not be able to upload external assets with your PlayStation 4 mods, but you will be able to use any assets that come with the game, as most mods do. By creating a Bethesda.net account, you’ll be able to browse and try mods right from within the game…
After the work is complete on Skyrim, we’ll be updating Fallout 4 for both mods and PS4 Pro. We expect Fallout 4 to take advantage of the PS4 Pro in 4k along with enhanced lighting and graphics features.”
As of now there isn’t much difference between the PC and console versions of Fallout 4 with the PC version having some increased fidelity and graphics options in some cases. It’s unclear if the new features Bethesda is talking about include to a small update to bring the game’s console version into line with what the PC can do, or if the company is releasing an update for the game.
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