Paradox Mods platform launches on Xbox One
Paradox Interactive working with Microsoft to bring mods to console
Paradox Interactive has announced that it has joined forces with Microsoft to bring Paradox Mods, an open modding platform that enables distribution of user-created game modifications (mods) to Xbox One, and is now available as a free update to survival-strategy game Surviving Mars.
With Paradox Mods, mod creators can share their work with players on Xbox One and PC (using GoG or the Paradox Launcher) with a single upload. While Surviving Mars is the first to utilize Paradox Mods, support for other Paradox titles is planned to come later this year.
Launching with over 30 mods tested and ready for console players for Surviving Mars, Paradox Mods includes projects from recognized creators. Simply log into your Paradox Account from the Surviving Mars title screen, open the “Mod Manager” at the bottom of the screen to browse the mods catalogue, then select mods that you want to play and the game will automatically download and add them to your playing experience.
For developers, Paradox Mods is the first direct pipeline modders have to publish their work on consoles. Featuring in-game and web interfaces that enable easy distribution, Paradox Mods allows mod creators to submit their creation once and have it made available on every platform - no extra steps required.
In addition to Paradox Mods, this update adds mouse and keyboard support for Surviving Mars on Xbox One.