Modders, gaming enthusiasts, and storytellers alike, I’ve got worthwhile news for you. CD Projekt RED, the developers behind The Witcher series and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, have launched the open beta for their development kit, called REDkit. The team describes REDkit as, “the ultimate set of tools for crafting non-linear role-playing adventures!”
CD Projekt Red promises that gamers won’t need to be expert programmers or familiar with other content-creation editors to take advantage of REDkit’s powerful tools. Those who wish to create a high-quality action-RPG of their own design will have access to Witcher series staples such as non-linear story creation with branching plots and believable characters. Content creators will also have access to art and assets from The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, in addition to the ability to import customized models and environmental designs.
In response to the launch of Redkit, head of CD Projekt RED Adam Badowski stated that, “for CD Projekt RED, RPGs are all about telling amazing stories. We want to give players the power to tell the same kind of non-linear, branching stories that made The Witcher games so popular.” He added that, “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 game development.”
I’m not much of a programmer, but I certainly love creative writing, and if someone could make an easy and intuitive enough tool kit for me to design my own RPG with, I’d be all over it. Perhaps REDkit is just the solution. Either way, the rest of the modding community should be able to churn out some outstanding stuff with this; the art, character models, and environments in the Witcher series are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, so I look forward to seeing what my fellow gamers can come up with. The main page where Redkit can be downloaded from is here.
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