SnowRunner is coming to the Nintendo Switch in just a few weeks, as revealed recently. As Saber Interactive prepares to bring its hit off-roading sim to the hybrid, more details of the late-but-seemingly great port are gradually being brought to light. In the April Community Update forum post from the studio, the Switch version is once again mentioned. But, this mention carries a nugget of info that was not yet said until now: SnowRunner may very well support mods on Switch.
SnowRunner is one of the few console titles in the industry that has official support for community mods. The console modding scene for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game are relatively healthy (the main focus for such content is on PC). The Switch, however, has never supported community mods in any game to date. This, seemingly, just might change with SnowRunner.
In this forum post, Saber briefly mentions that support for SnowRunner mods on Switch is not going to be available “at launch”. This already raises an eyebrow, and it gets better: “we will share more info on this topic at a later date.”
Clearly, mod support is not being ruled out entirely on Switch. In fact, Saber seemingly isn’t even doubting it coming at all; the studio is simply saying that we shouldn’t be expecting it at launch. This situation opens up an entirely new chapter for Switch owners.
If all goes according to plan, it will be very interesting to see how extensive mod support will be for the Switch version. If it matches the support of the PS4 and Xbox One versions, then that would be quite surprising. But, even if only specific mods end up being compatible with the Switch version, this would still be better than nothing at all. And, it would mark the start of a potential trend for future games.
SnowRunner will plow its way onto the Nintendo Switch on May 18.