Microsoft, Paradox Interactive Bring Open Modding Platform To Xbox One

Xbox One owners can now download and play mods for certain Paradox titles.

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Paradox Interactive, publisher of Cities: Skylines and Pillars of Eternity, has announced it is partnering with Microsoft to bring its opening modding platform, Paradox Mods, to Xbox One. Beginning February 20, players will be able to download and play mods for select Paradox titles on Microsoft's console.

Through this partnership, mod creators can now easily distribute their mods across PC and Xbox One "with a single upload" using either GOG or the Paradox Launcher.

"Modding has been, and remains an important part of the Paradox community," Paradox Mods product owner Andres Törlind said. "As we have diversified the way we distribute our games, we want to make sure all our players can take part in the creation process."

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The first game to receive mod support is Surviving Mars, a 2018 simulator that tasks players with building and sustaining a colony on the red planet. More than 30 mods are now available for the title. These can be accessed by logging into your Paradox Account on the game's title screen, then selecting the Mod Manager option at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, the Xbox One version of the game has been updated to allow mouse and keyboard support

While Surviving Mars is currently the only Xbox One title to take advantage of this new feature, Paradox says that mod support for other titles "is planned to come later this year." You can take a look at some of the mods that are available through the platform on Paradox's website.

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