Bethesda has successfully brought mods to Xbox One, while PlayStation owners are still waiting to get their hands on the anticipated feature. They will have to wait a little longer, because Bethesda twitted this morning that the beta will be delayed.
This news comes after several reports of difficulty integrating mods for the PlaySation 4. Three issues were highlighted, which include memory and performance problems, sound files not being supported, and a mod storage of 900 MB. This means that the PlaySation would not be able to support the download of any bigger mods.
This has been frustrating news for PlaySation owners, and has even resulted in some fans selling their console in favor of the Xbox One and its mod support.
Bethesda has always had a hard time bringing their content to Sony’s consoles. Skyrim on PS3 saw an immense downgrade from its Xbox 360 counterpart. The Skyrim DLC also saw a huge delay for PS3, which resulted in a strenuous time where the availability of the DLC was questionable.
Hopefully PS4 mod support doesn’t go down the same path. Bethesda is paving the way for mods on console and this could put a dint in their vision. It’s not all a bad thing, because a delay could result in a much better ecosystem for mods on the PlaySation. I would rather Bethesda wait and release a solid experience instead of a buggy one.
Bethesda is currently working with Sony to resolve the issue while PlaySation owners feel what its like to “please stand by.”