The release of Cyberpunk 2077, the reception to it, and the cataclysmic storm thereafter was the single biggest gaming story from 2020. Now the team at CD Projekt Red are hoping to repair the damage.
It was an Icarusian tale of a beloved gaming studio flying far too close to the sun, and then actively bursting into glitchy flames. Cyberpunk 2077 will stand forever (or at least until halfway through the year) as an example for like-minded studios of how not to over sell and under deliver.
In a solid move to placate the gaming world, CD Projekt Red have now released modding tools in the ultimate ‘here, you fix it’ move. Now, there’s nothing to be said about the game that hasn’t already been said against CD Projekt Red and the team in the past few months, so we won’t be picking on them here. They’ve received their share of death threats.
The modding community has already been hard at work with Cyberpunk, pulling off some pretty incredible feats so far. Seeing CD Projekt leap onto the train as it’s leaving the station with the official release of these modding tools is a promising sign for things to come.
They’ve previously announced their timeline for patches to fix Cyberpunk 2077’s play experience, with a smooth version of the game set to be playable by everyone by Q2 this year.
The release of these modding tools will potentially move that up for some, and will make the process a whole heap more interesting for everyone else. From Garry’s Mod on, mods have found this ability to improve upon games we know and love, reaching cult status within the community and beyond.