Modding can be a big part of videogame communities on PC, ranging from small stuff like new weapon skins to entire levels made over in a different theme. Titles like Half-Life: Alyx actively encourage it and now popular modding platform mod.io has officially announced its support for virtual reality (VR).
To begin with, mod.io will support two VR titles, Swords of Gargantua and Contractors. The former announced the rollout of mod support last week, giving both PC VR and Oculus Quest players the chance to customize various in-game parameters such as adjusting enemy, player and weapon stats as well as creating enemy waves. On mod.io there are currently 32 mods available for the sword fighting experience.
As for Contractors, a team-based military-style first-person shooter (FPS), modders are able to create new maps, guns and game modes, mixing them up to create unique combat scenarios. At the moment there are 24 mods for Contractors on mod.io.
“We’re excited that mods for VR games like Swords of Gargantua, Contractors VR as well as Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx (which uses Workshop) are gaining traction… Modding has always been a source of significant creativity, so it’s interesting to contemplate what innovation will come from this,” said Scott Reismanis CEO of mod.io in a statement.
Hopefully, this will see not only more mods for those aforementioned titles but also adding further ones to the roster. Half-Life: Alyx is expected to dominate the scene now that Steam Workshop support has been added – there are already well over 300 mods for the videogame.
mod.io is cross-platform so it’ll support Steam, Oculus and Viveport titles, while for modders there are open source plugins for game engines like Unity and Unreal Engine.
As more developers add mod support to there projects, VRFocus will keep you updated.