Here Are All the Skyrim: Special Edition Mods on PS4, Xbox One, and PC (So Far)
The selection may be somewhat limited at launch, particularly on PS4.
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Skyrim: Special Edition unlocks in a matter of hours, launching on all three platforms--PS4, Xbox One, and PC--with mod support. Bethesda's website already has a list of all the mods that are currently available, giving you a chance to peruse before the game arrives.
Among those you'll currently find are ones adding a new difficulty level, removing health regeneration, expanding villages, and making named dogs invincible (because who needs a dead dog on their conscience?). If you come across any you're interested in on Bethesda's website, you can add them to your library right from there.
The 209 mods available as of this writing can all be seen here. Xbox One currently has the most with 100, while PS4 has by far the least, with just 27. (It's worth noting that PC players don't have to rely on Bethesda's workshop to download mods.) Xbox One and PS4 mods are more limited than those on PC, as the consoles have storage limits of 5 GB and 1 GB, respectively.
More importantly, PS4 mods are restricted to using in-game assets; modders can't create their own work from scratch or craft scripts that are often used for more complex creations (and some simpler ones). This limitation is seemingly part of the deal Bethesda struck with Sony in order to allow mods on the platform in Skyrim and Fallout 4.
Some modders have expressed a lack of interest in developing mods for PS4 due to the restrictions. It remains to be seen how much the PS4 mod scene will suffer, or if players disappointed with what's offered put additional pressure on Sony to ease up on its restrictions.
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