This month Mods for Fallout 4 was supposed roll out for the PlayStation 4, however Bethesda has run into a few technical difficulties that have delayed them indefinitely.
The delay is mostly because of few issues. The first is that the PS4 is only allowing 900 megabytes for downloads, which isn’t a lot when you consider how large mods are for Fallout 4. Bethesda is working with Sony to increase that number. That’s in juxtaposition to Xbox One’s 2 gigabytes that they allow.
Also optimal texture support for the PS4 when PC textures are used. It’s causing memory problems.
The biggest issue though is a lack of support for sound files. The PS4 uses a proprietary sound system which doesn’t allow new sounds for the mods to be used. Such as the famous Macho Man Death Claw would not import the Macho Man voice lines, or the light saber mod wouldn’t have the famous “whoosh” sound that the sabers make.
To be honest this doesn’t surprise me too much. When Skyrim came out it didn’t run that well on the PlayStation 3. It took many updates to make sure the game didn’t crash. On the contrast Fallout 4 runs just fine on the PS4 but when it comes to mods the Xbox was designed like a PC since it was Microsoft’s goal to make the system compatible with Windows 10, so it’s not surprising the mods are running smoother on the Xbox One.
So what do you think dear reader? If you’re a PS4 owner are you bummed that you won’t be playing with mods anytime soon? Does the Macho Man Death Claw call to you? Let us know in the comments below.