Paradox Interactive Collaborates with Microsoft to Bring Independent Modding Platform Paradox Mods to Xbox and PC
Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring its independent modding platform ‘Paradox Mods’ to both Xbox One and PC.
The Stockholm-based publisher announced the news through an official press release earlier today. The first-ever open modding platform enables distribution of user-created game mods across multiple platforms. “With Paradox Mods, mod creators can easily share their work with players on Xbox One and PC (using GoG or the Paradox Launcher) with a single upload’, the press release reads.
Launching with over 30 mods tested and ready for console players for Surviving Mars, Paradox Mods includes projects from recognized creators within the modding community such as Silva and ChoGGi. Players now have even more ways to enjoy the survival strategy sim whether it’s adding a self-sufficient Forest Greenhouse or building a Martian Car Wash. 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.
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.
“Modding has been, and remains an important part of the Paradox community”, said Anders Törlind, Product Owner for Paradox Mods. “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. For Surviving Mars, we have worked with mod creators to support Paradox Mods with some of the best mods available, all in one place and downloadable in-game or simply using a web browser. We really look forward to unlocking the world of modding for all members of our community, regardless of what system they are using to play our games.”
Paradox Interactive’s portfolio includes established franchises such as Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron, and Stellaris series created by Paradox Development Studio, the Age of Wonders series created by Triumph Studios, as well as Cities: Skylines and Pillars of Eternity.