This is an interesting turn of events. After announcing mod support won’t be coming to PS4 for Fallout 4, Bethesda announced the The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Special Edition, alongside Fallout 4, will be getting mods after all.
There’s one big caveat that allows Bethesda to put mods on the PS4: no external assets will be allowed and all mods will have to use the resources available in the Creation Kit. So no dragon Macho Man Randy Savage in Skyrim, or Deathclaw Macho Man Randy Savage for Fallout 4. Unless there’s a crafty way to circumvent these rules.
Mod support will be arriving on Skyrim Special Edition first.
In other news, Bethesda is promising Playstation 4 Pro support for Skyrim, which will run in native 4K. Not checkerboarding 4K or other magic to fake it to 4K, but native 4K. The above image is a compressed version of a 4K screenshot, so head over the Bethesda blog to see the screenshots in full.
Skyrim: Special Edition will be out on PS4 and Xbox One on October 28. PC users who owned Skyrim will receive the Special Edition for free.