Saints Row: The Third Modding Tools Are On The Way

Volition is planning to release modding tools for Saints Row: The Third, which will make it a whole lot easier for modders to mess around with the game.

Up until now, the Saints Row games did not officially support modding, but that hasn’t stopped the community from messing around with the game and bringing their own creations to the title.

The release of the mod tools will come in the form of “documentation, file formats, tools, and more” and go towards the creation of a full-scale SDK (software development kit) for modders to have their way with the game.

According to modder idolninja (via PC Gamer), Volition intends to release the tools as a sort of test run for developing and releasing mod tools for Saints Row IV. He writes:

“Jeff Thompson, the Studio Director of Programming at Volition, is putting together a package for us containing documentation, file formats, tools, and more on the Saints Row: The Third engine. Myself, Minimaul, and gibbed will be working closely with Jeff over the coming months to use this information to create a robust set of modding tools to supplement our existing ones and creating what is essentially a full sdk for the game! But, that’s not all! Saints Row: The Third is only the beginning! Jeff has confirmed that he will also be digging up all the Saints Row 2 info that he can so we can do the same for it as well, and that this undertaking is actually a “test run” for Saints Row IV.

“So, what does this actually mean to the average Saints Row player? In simple terms, the modding community will finally be able to create and offer new clothing, new vehicles, new guns, new npcs, new missions, and even new world geometry which will greatly extend the life of the series and enhance the Saints Row games in ways we never even dared to dream of.”

It’s heartening to see developers like Volition embrace the modding community. Hopefully their efforts will prompt other studios to follow suit.

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2 Comments on Saints Row: The Third Modding Tools Are On The Way

Punisher

On June 17, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I think it’s a little late.

chuffinhell

On March 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm

sr2 tools ,what took them so long?
They knew they were needed for years.