Skyrim: Special Edition, the remastered version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, releases this Friday, October 28. Therefore, developer Bethesda is already accepting mod submissions on consoles. To nobody’s surprise, the Xbox One is winning – it already has 6 times more mods than PS4 before the game’s even out. It’s not a surprise because Sony is not the biggest fan of mods.
It’s not a surprise because Sony is not the biggest fan of mods. They didn’t give much support to mods on Fallout 4, and just last week we learned the Xbox One version of Skyrim: Special Edition has more space for mods than the PS4 version.
Now, looking at the mod listings on Bethesda.net, there are 65 mod submissions for the Xbox One version of the game and just 10 for PS4. The key to this difference, aside from the previously mentioned space, is Microsoft allows mods that use external assets (meaning, user-created models that aren’t in the real game) while Sony doesn’t. So, for instance, if someone wants to make a Star Wars mod, they can do it on Xbox One but not on PS4.
So, if you’re really interested in the mod aspect of Skyrim: Special Edition, you should play the Xbox One version if you can.