Fallout 4 players on PS4 are still waiting for mod support
You gotta feel a little bad for Fallout 4 players on PlayStation 4 right now. When Bethesda first announced it would be bringing mod support to console editions of the game, it sounded like console players could finally enjoy what makes Bethesda games -- as routinely weird and broken as they are -- still somehow work. But though mods are now available on Xbox One, a planned roll-out on PS4 for mid-June has been indefinitely delayed., leaving PS4 users in Limbo without official word from Bethesda or Sony.
To Bethesda's credit, it sounds like the bottleneck here is really on Sony's end, where the mod update remains "under evaluation," according to the official Fallout Twitter account. Pete Hines, vice president of marketing at Bethesda, has intimated as much on social media, responding to a customer who said the lack of transparency hurt the company's credibility:
@731783bb5ec1481 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
A previous private beta test for PS4 mods ran afoul of the platform's size caps on uploads, which restricted mods to 900MB or smaller. At the time, Bethesda indicated it was "working with Sony to increase this limit" and asked users to remain below the limit in the meantime, but it doesn't appear that things have progressed since then. It's also unclear whether this is the only issue "under evaluation" with Sony or there are other extant problems standing in the way of full mod support on the console.
It should also be noted that, despite successfully launching mods on Xbox One, Bethesda's track record there isn't exactly spotless either. Many modders have reported seeing their work stolen or otherwise uploaded without proper attribution, and at least one high-profile modder has said they won't bring their mods to Xbox One until Bethesda makes meaningful progress quashing thieves on its platform.