The release of mod tools for Witcher 2 should be no surprise to anyone. The first Witcher was built on a modified version of BioWare’s Aurora Engine. CD Projekt RED and their parent company are both staunchly Anti-DRM and consider fan loyalty of utmost importance.
This week at Gamescom, CD Projekt RED announced their REDkit modding tool is heading into beta. The tools, according to studio head Adam Badowski, are “designed to create adventures that way – mature, non-linear and engrossing stories set in vivid worlds filled with believable characters.”
The press release adds that potential modders can apply for beta access by visiting the official site before September 30, 2012.
It doesn’t go into greater detail about what all the tools will enable, but it’ll be interesting to see what the most determined modders can do with the gorgeous engine behind Witcher 2. As Joystiq notes, the form has a space for mod samples; experienced modders will surely be given higher priority.
The only sad part: There’s still no way to automatically generate Geralt’s sexy voice for the lines you’ll surely write when you make that Geralt/Dandelion fan-fiction you’ve been thinking about.