CD Projekt RED is urging fans to get creative with the release of REDKit, a modding engine based off of the tools used to create the remarkably successful The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
REDkit has entered its open beta phase and is available for free to the public. With the tools available in REDkit, CDPR encourages modders of all skill level to jump in and get their hands dirty. The kit allows anyone, without the need to have programming knowledge to create unique content, from engrossing and branching storylines to intricately crafted environments.
“For CD Projekt RED, RPGs are all about telling amazing stories,” said Adam Badowski, head of CDPR. “We want to give players the power to tell the same kind of non-linear, branching stories that made The Witcher games so popular. Our fans have helped us for years to make our games the best they can be, and REDkit is part of embracing our community as a partner in the game development.”
Some features of REDkit include both complex and user-friendly terrain tools, dynamic day and night cycles, the ability to create and place dialogue cameras, implement created quests anywhere within the world, all while harnessing the powerful graphics of The Witcher 2.
Those interested in the power of REDkit should check out the Mod of the Month by Phillip Weber, Lykaon. Phillip’s mod was created during the REDkit’s closed beta and serves as a great example as just how in depth players can get while utilizing the toolkit.
The Witcher franchise has been heralded as the savior of RPGs, and the developers have earned serious points from fans for their unwavering commitment to making mature gaming experiences, as well as being open and accessible to those who support them. With the release of REDkit, CDPR has given players the ability to create, share, and expand upon the already amazing world of The Witcher 2, which will certainly only serve to expand upon the hype surrounding the development of the third entry in The Witcher series.
REDkit download link: http://redkit.cdprojektred.com/
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