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Bethesda sent out word recently indicating that PlayStation 4 gamers would have to wait a bit longer for the beta of the mod menus to be made available in Fallout 4. They didn't give a reason for the delay, but the wait is real.

Game Informer is reporting that Bethesda issued the news through the simple use of a tweet that you can check out below.

Unfortunately PlayStation 4 gamers are kind of left out in the wild when it comes to the mods for Fallout 4.

Xbox owners were afforded the mod support on the 31st of May. The support was added to Microsoft's console with nary a hiccup in functionality. The only major disappointment is that there is a limit on the mod install size -- nothing over 2GB is allowed on the Xbox One version of Fallout 4. So if you wanted to get texture overhaul mods or get a complete 4K HD upgrade for the home consoles, you're fresh out of luck.

For PlayStation 4 gamers, the RAM size is the same as the Xbox One -- both systems rock 8GB. However, the PS4 has faster RAM and shared between the GPU and the system, so it can buffer in and buffer out data at a much quicker rate than the Xbox One thanks to the GDDR5 shared setup. The thing is, would the current management of the RAM allow for slightly larger mod installations or would it too be capped off at 2GB? We don't know and we won't know until they drop some more details.

Based on the previous arrangement, Microsoft struck a deal with Bethesda to allow them to get the mods from the PC version of Fallout 4 on the Xbox One a month earlier than the PS4. According to Bethesda the original plan was to get the console beta out to the public by April, but it was delayed by a month and shifted to May. Nevertheless, they promised that they would be able to get the console mods up and out by spring, 2016 and they held to their word.

The PlayStation 4 mod support for Fallout 4 was set to arrive at least a month after the Xbox One version. So far they're just a couple of days away from the month mark, which makes us wonder if the delay will be by a matter of days or weeks? Dare I say it, but I doubt the community would be too happy if the delay stretched for another month. It would definitely give Xbox One owners some serious bragging rights.

For now I don't think things are too serious only because Bethesda kept it simple and they mention that they'll update everyone when they can. It sounds like a small bump in the road as opposed to a highway detour.

Nevertheless, if you're already playing Fallout 4 on the PC or Xbox One, you can access the mods right now for both platforms without any problems. Obviously you're going to have more access to a much wider variety of mods if you're playing on PC.

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