Cyberpunk 2077’s official modding support looks set to take a big step forward: CD Projekt has hired the creators of Wolvenkit’s modding toolkit to further develop the resources available to the modding community.
"We are pleased to announce that @Blumster, @Nightmarea, @rfuzzo and I will join CDPR under my company and @ Nightmarea (https://yigsoft.dev/), "Hambalkó"Trader"Bence wrote to the Modding Cyberpunk 2077 community Discord. "We will be working on several projects related to the Cyberpunk 2077 backend and game modding support. We are very happy about this and really hope to be able to help take Cyberpunk 2077 to the next level!"
CD Projekt confirmed the rental in a statement sent to PC Gamer. "We are working with Yigsoft on the development of Cyberpunk 2077 modding tools," said a study representative. "The modding community has always been very important to us and we are excited to work with them side by side to further expand the tools available to modders."
The Yigsoft team is well known in the community as the people behind it Wolvenkit, an open source project that provides a unified set of modification tools for RED Engine games, namely The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077, and its recruitment has caused both enthusiasm and some concern. among Cyberpunk fans. Some people in this Yield ask how much Cyberpunk 2077 will actually be able to improve, and others inevitably criticize the fact that it would be necessary to hire members of the modding community in the first place. But for the most part, players are happy to see that CD Projekt is committed to getting better support for changes in the future.
Neither CD Projekt nor Bence commented on exactly what the Yigsoft Team will do in their new role or when we will begin to see the fruits of their labor, but Baron Moritz "rfuzzo" clarified on Discord that Wolvenkit is not being officially adopted. by CD Projekt: Yigsoft's work in the studio "is completely independent of the work done by the community". Fortunately, he also confirmed that, despite the new concert, the team has no plans to leave Wolvenkit, which has always been – and will continue to be – a hobby.
"That our dream of working for CDPR (and working on the things we love and so far could only do in our free time) has come to life has no impact on the state of the open source project that is WolvenKit, ”he wrote. . "On the contrary, I now feel even more motivated to devote time to the game and the modification tools."
Thanks, Tyler McVicker.