Skyrim Remaster And Fallout 4 PS4 Mod File Size Limit Is Unacceptable

Two of the best games on the PS4 don’t even have ‘full’ mod support.

Posted By | On 13th, Nov. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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As this generation has progressed, Sony are showing signs that they may be moving back away from their #4ThePlayers mantra, and back into a trap that characterized the later years of the PS2, and the early ones of the PS3.

There have been lots of smaller examples of Sony’s missteps, but the one that stands out for me the most is the tantrum that they threw over the mods in Fallout 4 and Skyrim‘s remaster on their console. They are actively blocking and obstructing content from their players, and they are actively hindering one of their most valuable development partners, and all for what?

Having fewer restrictions on mods does not seem to have compromised the integrity of the Xbox One as a system in any way, and in fact, has probably made gamers more receptive to Microsoft’s offerings, and Bethesda likelier to favor Microsoft (even more than usual) going forward. What did Sony gain from this?

In the meanwhile, PS4 owners are left with a stripped down mods experience- owing to all the restrictions that mods on PS4 have, not many people are willing to go to the effort of making their mods work with the system to begin with, and the few mods that are available are pretty tame. A recent reports claims there are six times more mods on Xbox One than on PS4– and all because of Sony’s restrictions. This stems due to the fact that the mod file sizes on PS4 is just restricted to 1GB compared to 5GB on Xbox One.

The restrictions on mods on PS4 are unacceptable, Sony- you need to fix this.


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  • Hvd

    xbox one s $299 upscales all games to 4k with no partch require.has a 4k blue ray player and allows all mods for fallout 4 and skyrim.

    great time to be a xbox gamer.

    • Riggybro

      Thanks for the free Xbox advertising/campaigning on the company’s behalf.

      Kind regards,
      Your Uncle Phil Spencer

    • Hvd

      lol the truth hurts and it will continue to.just wait until the nintendo switch launches in japan it will destroy the ps4 there as xbox one is destroying it in the uk and usa…lmao

      the truth hurts…lol

    • Dotcum22

      so in your words 4 months ago Sony was destroying MS for months and months in UK and USA??? or does it only count when MS wins NDP???

    • Riggybro

      Aside from your campaign narrative on behalf of Microsoft I do wonder why you keep comparing Xbox sales to PS4?
      The closest competition Xbox has in worldwide sales is Wii U and Vita not PS4.

      It’s like saying your little league team is winning the World Series.

    • Hvd

      could care less about sales in japan im in the usa thats all i care about and the xbox one is destroying the ps4 in the usa..lol

    • Riggybro

      Oh well, that’s convenient. I guess it may be of interest for some of the 95.6% of the rest of the world not in the USA though.

      Xbox always does well in the USA. Seriously no one is surprised. What was surprising was that they were doing so badly for 3 years there. Now they are back to normal.

      Question: If you “could care less about sales in Japan” as you say, how much less could you care? Lots or not much? You left it hanging there…

    • Dotcum22

      Lol sad

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. So true.

    • ProAssassin84

      Xbox Fisher Price model. Only took them 4 years to make a OK system without a power brick.

    • Hvd

      better then the overheating melting ps4 pro.havent you herd about it yet?…lol

    • Dave

      lmao , not ! whlie you see all those features in a cheap box, alll I heard is ‘microsoft turd’

    • Mr Xrat

      Like you’ve been telling yourself constantly for the last three years so you can reassure yourself.

  • ProAssassin84

    The Mods are on KB in size. 1 Gb are more then enough.

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  • Mr Xrat

    Yep.

    It also has to be improved on the Xbone too.

    Console modding in general is pretty pathetic, but I guess Bethesda would rather not fix its own games.

  • Ryan John Davies

    I get where you are coming from but I can understand why Sony restricted mods, they have had a few hacking problems in the past and they are worried that people might exploit an open system, hopefully this will change in the future. The mod size I don’t really know why it’s so small but the mods aren’t that big anyway so it doesn’t matter too much

  • Did you even look at the source your linking to? It was published Oct 26 when Skyrim first launched and the number of mods have increased exponentially. 1502 XB1 to 970 PS4 which is hardly 6 times more mods. Mod size isnt even the issue here since 90% of mods are 50KB to 50MB. Its the linking externally seems to be the only real drawback.

  • cy_n_ic

    I see my comment was deleted. Im sorry if you are such special snowflakes that you can’t take criticism for your terrible reporting.


 

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