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Fallout 4 and Skyrim on PS4 Now Getting Mods, 4K Support

The upcoming Skyrim: Special Edition will feature native 4K visuals on the PS4 Pro. (Image by Bethesda Softworks)

The upcoming Skyrim: Special Edition will feature native 4K visuals on the PS4 Pro. (Image by Bethesda Softworks)

After previously saying that PlayStation 4 owners wouldn’t be getting mods in Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition, community-created content will now come to both games along with PS4 Pro support, Bethesda announced on Wednesday.

Last month Bethesda announced that console mods for Fallout 4, which were already available on Xbox One, wouldn’t be coming to the PS4 because of restrictions from Sony. Both parties reached a new agreement, allowing mods to appear in some form in both Fallout 4 and the remastered Skyrim.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, which launches on Oct. 28 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, will be the first to get mod support when the game releases. Fallout 4 will get mods at a later date once the work on Skyrim has finished.

Unlike on Xbox One, there will be limitations on what players can do when creating mods on PS4. Both games won’t support external assets, so players are limited to what’s already available within each title when making their own content. This restriction will prevent players from designing certain mods in areas like special outfits, characters, weapons and other custom gameplay features that can be made on the Xbox One and PC. Bethesda’s Creation Kit program will still be used on the PS4 to create the mods and upload them for Sony’s community to install.

Both games will also take advantage of the extra features brought by the upgraded PS4 Pro console that launches on Nov. 10 for $399.99. Skyrim on PS4 will natively output 4K resolutions on the PS4 Pro, one of the first games to do so. Fallout 4 will also be patched for PS4 Pro support and 4K features, improving the game’s visuals and adding enhanced lighting.

Bethesda said it worked extensively with Sony to finally bring mods for its games to the PlayStation platform. There were limitations on PS4 that held up the support in Fallout 4. These issues included performance problems when transferring external PC assets to the console, less space for installed mods compared to the Xbox One and Sony’s use of a proprietary audio format for its system. It wasn’t announced if the PS4 versions will have increased storage for mods or have the same limitation of 900MB to the Xbox One’s 2GB.

Xbox Owners have had mod support in Fallout 4 since May 31. The feature had been delayed on the PS4 by several months, including a planned beta during the summer.

Skyrim: Special Edition will retail for $59.99. Fallout 4 first launched in November 2015.

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