Sony Denies Use of Mods on Fallout 4 and Skyrim

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  1. chavosaur
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    The use of mods on consoles was a huge surprise and welcome addition to bethesda games at their e3 conference last year and this year. Being able to alter the game and bring some kind of exclusivity from PC to consoles was going to be a real treat for the console space.

    That is of course, until Sony completely blocked the use of Mods.

    As of now, it looks like mod support will be left solely to the PC and Xbox One console. A strange move on Sony's part that they will hopefully reverse in the future.

    Otherwise what is even the point of playing Skyrim again on PS4..?

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  2. XDel

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    Again... just build a PC and get on with life. :)
     
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    I wish there were more details on why Sony denied it. That was a really vague statement and it's clear that Bethesda was the one who pulled out most likely unwilling to compromise.
     
  4. Meteor7

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    Wow, Sony. Just fucking kill a puppy in front of us, why doncha. I mean, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone under the illusion that corporations are not conglomerates of dicksauce-chugging, ethical wastelands of human shells, but Sony really seems to be trying to hammer that fact in as hard as they can anyway.
     
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    Good thing I have the PC port and can get the Remastered version for free, but damn Sony, they sure know how to be a killjoy, I'm sure they're really fun at parties.

    But of course with anything, hackers will just circumvent it anyway.
     
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  6. Tex_McBladeSword

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    I get where Sony is coming from. Not being able to check limitless user-end mods is a threat to security. You know that someone would find a way to exploit something like that.
     
  7. Jack54782

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    Ahhh only Sony could do this
     
  8. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Sony just pulled a Nintendo :P
     
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    why he has the goku wig?
     
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    Uh, it's a race mod for the game.
     
  11. Mr.ButtButt

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    Sony is being reaaally stupid lately. Hopefully they get their shit together. I just need my Last Guardian and P5, and I'm good, fammington B-)
     
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    Ms. ButtButt I think you did'nt notice that sony was stupid before! :vul1:
     
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    Kind of shitty but I understand why they most likely did it:
    Has anything even been anounced for the XBone? I knew there was that one exploit for the ps4 already to install linux. Kind of tacky, strange considering that Unreal Tournament 3 did the same thing on the PS3 but I guess this is broader appeal so there's more space for that.
     
  14. retrofan_k

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    PS4 Pro and now this, is another reason to go PC. Sony have had stick up their ass for a while now and this news is very disappointing, which is another slap in the face with a wet kipper to their consumers.
     
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  15. dimmidice

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    That is an idiotic move. Xboxone's getting a huge leg up there.
     
  16. Mr.ButtButt

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    I mean more than usual :P
     
  17. emmanu888

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    Go ahead Sony. Just make those games have better versions on the Xbox, they'll regret it when they see that sales are going down on PS4 because of no mod support
     
  18. Viri

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    I don't think most of the good Skyrim mods will even work on the console version, because they require SKSE. I think more than 50% of mods require it.

    Also, wouldn't surprise me if they were paranoid that someone can find an exploit with Skyrim/Fallout modding. I guess they don't want a Skyrimhax or a Fallouthax on PS4. :P
     
  19. Relys

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    Probably a good call on their end. I know I would be fuzzing the Papyrus scripting language for memory corruption bugs in the interpreter. xD
     
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  20. mrissaoussama

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    Can we use mods to break the ps4 or exploit the console? i think that is what Sony is fearing.

    we can still modify the games once the ps4 is hacked anyway
     
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