Total War: Shogun 2 to get Steam Workshop support, deeper mod tools planned

Tom Senior

Accounts of this week's Creative Assembly mod summit have been hitting Total War community forums , with word of Steam Workshop support for Total War: Shogun 2 and plans for an upgraded set of CA-developed mod tools that will let modders tweak campaign and model files.

The creator of The Great War mod , "Mitch," posted a detailed account of the meeting, in which some of the most prolific Total War modders in the world got to meet top CA talent like Shogun 2 lead designer Jamie Ferguson. According to Mitch, the presentation revealed that "there will be Steam Workshop intergration" for Shogun 2. "People will be able to create and upload their own historical battles and have others download them."

There's also mention of new model conversion software and a "campaign reprocessor" that will let tweakers "edit the most desired areas of modding, the campaign and the models."

You can read the full account of the day at the TWCenter forums . The Creative Assembly kickstarted their program to support modders earlier this year with the release of the free Shogun 2 map editor .

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