The modding community behind Skyrim and Fallout 4 is rich and varied, bringing plenty of content from talented hobbyists to the PC for free over the last number of years.
That content was expanded to include Xbox One users back in May 2016 and the plan was also to include those players on PlayStation 4. Initially this release was delayed due to file size issues on the PS4 but it seems there were more problems with Sony behind the scenes.
Here's the full statement from Bethesda.
"After months of discussion with Sony, we regret to say that while we have long been ready to offer mod support on PlayStation 4, Sony has informed us they will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition.
Like you, we are disappointed by Sony’s decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the amount of time our fans have waited for mod support to arrive. We consider this an important initiative and we hope to find other ways user mods can be available for our PlayStation audience. However, until Sony will allow us to offer proper mod support for PS4, that content for Fallout 4 and Skyrim on PlayStation 4 will not be available.
We will provide an update if and when this situation changes."
It's unfortunate news, especially as the launch of Skyrim Special Edition looms. You have to wonder how much of the population is really interested in the modding community, especially when you consider that the main games themselves are already hundreds of hours long, and that's before you consider the downloadable content.
Still, missing features on a single platform is good news for nobody, so we hope it gets sorted in the future.
Skyrim Special Edition is out on the 28th of October, 2016.