Microsoft may be adding a mod support platform, similar to Steam's Mod Workshop, into it's Xbox Live service.
The news comes as a job listing appeared on Microsoft's careers page this past week, as reported by Wccftech. The job listing mentions a "Senior Program Manager" under the Windows and Devices group, which is also responsible for Xbox, with a "focus on leaking official mod integration through it's gaming network".
The mod listing states that the ideal candidate would be expected to drive support on "Xbox Live for game mods", and work with big development studios on delivering the tools needed for t hose developers to add such support into their titles.
"Microsoft"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.
You will work both within Xbox and across organizations, collaborating with UX design teams, experience teams, and service engineering teams from Xbox, first party studios, Universal Store, CELA, Policy Enforcement, and more. You will be required to provide strong leadership, contribute to the overall vision, set clear requirements, scope each phase of market release, and drive for success for our creators and enjoyment by our consumers.
While there has been no official announcement yet from Microsoft, the job listing does show that plans are in the works. While Microsoft have been known to change their plans, it would be an obvious avenue for the company given the popularity of Steam Workshop, and Bethesda's recent mod integrations into Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition on their platform.