According to a job listing on Microsoft’s website, the team at Xbox is looking for a Senior Program Manager to “drive support on Xbox Live for game mods,” hinting that these could be coming to the console in the future.
“Team Xbox is looking for you to drive support on Xbox Live for game mods. You will have a unique opportunity to shape and bring to market a new set of services, tools and experiences allowing game developers to easily integrate mods into their games, communities of passionate fans to create and share awesome and engaging content for the games they love, while keeping everyone on the network safe from abusive content.”
Though official plans haven’t been announced just yet, the job listing is hard to misinterpret. Hopefully wider support for game mods on Xbox Live happens sooner rather than later.
Both The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4 from Bethesda Game Studios utilize community-created mods on consoles. Recently it was announced that Cities: Skylines would be getting mods on Xbox One as well. Opening up this ability to more companies and making mods easier to implement would be a tremendous benefit to Xbox and its UWP apps.