Cities Skylines Xbox One Edition will add user-created mods to the game tomorrow on February 20th, 2018. It will be available free of charge for all players.
This is the first venture into mods for any Xbox One title. Players will be able to add statues of hamsters the size of the Space Needle, fancy clock towers, swimming pools or even transform the planes at their local airport into futuristic aircraft.
Paradox Interactive Project Manager Sandra Neudinger revealed this information (via Xbox) and said that “We’re very eager to hear what you think of these initial mods, and if it seems like we’re on the right track, please let us know, we’d love to see about keeping this content growing.”
A new content pack will also be coming soon to Cities Skylines on the Xbox One, as part of the ongoing Season Pass. The Content Creator Pack will feature a series of buildings created by some of Cities Skylines’ most talented community artists and modelers. This pack will allow players to add some Art Deco flair and technological triumphs to their town. Additionally, an upcoming free content update will let players host their own city’s sports teams. These will arrive on March 6th, 2018.
There’s a difference between the user-created mods in Cities Skylines to a game like The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. While Bethesda allows players to created and freely distribute mods, Paradox Interactive will be curating and testing every user-created mod for bugs before distributing them to other Xbox One players. At the moment, the user-created mods will only be available for the Xbox One version. There’s been no confirmation or denials of a similar update coming to the PS4 version in the future.
Cities Skylines is a single-player open-ended city-building simulation game developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. It was originally released on the PC in 2017 while the PS4 and Xbox One versions were released in 2017.