The Witcher 2 Modding Tools Set to be Released

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The Witcher 2 modding tools (known as REDkit) is the latest piece of software goodness to be launched by The Witcher 2 developer CD Projekt, allowing players to alter Geralt’s adventures in any way they please. Set to be unveiled in Germany¬†at Gamescon next week, the only downside to the news is that Steam Workshop will not be supporting the new project — or at least not yet.

The Witcher 2 modding tools kit allows for you to play as any character, create your own story or adventure, develop new locations, and really morph the entire game in any way you’d like. It’s not yet known how much technical knowledge the changes will require, but it’s likely that many code-savvy and code-foreign Witcher 2 fans alike will be pumping out new content in no time. After the release, I’d keep on eye on the Witcher 2 page on Nexus Mods.

As far as dates are concerned, however, no official date has been announced for the release.

In an official blog post it is detailed that the debut of the Witcher 2 modding tools will be behind closed doors, attended only by the press. This is interesting as Gamescon is actually a public event, meaning that CD Porjekt made the decision to make the event press-only for a specific reason pertaining to the launch. The blog post goes on to further explain the depth of the modding tools:

“We will be hosting a series of behind closed doors, exclusive media presentations where we will be showing the REDkit, a long-awaited set of tools for modders which will allow any player to create their own content for the PC version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings”

The announcement is good news for The Witcher 2, which was released back in May of 2011 for the PC and proved to be a highly enjoyable experience. Modding, as I’ve discussed in the past, is a very powerful method of attracting a larger audience to your game for a number of reasons. For example, the creativity of a major community is much greater than the creativity of a studio, allowing mod tools to produce an abundance of awesome content that otherwise would never have been released.

Chances are that The Witcher 2 modding tools will help the game itself hit the headlines once more with some really excellent mods that serve to extend the creativity and replay value of the game. It’s very exciting for any fan of the series.


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