Witcher 2 modkit accidentally released

CD Projekt Red confirms Redkit was available for a "brief moment," but access has since been blocked.

The mod toolkit for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was briefly available recently due to a mistake on the part of developer CD Projekt Red. Access to the tools has since been blocked.

"Just a word of clarification. We were running some tests on the website and it went public for a brief moment," CD Projekt Red community manager Marcin Momot wrote in the game's forums (via Edge).

Momot told gamers who were able to grab the Redkit to "have fun," noting that the files are official. The modkit will be released officially in full soon, he promised, though an official release date was not provided.

"Please give us just a little bit more time (it's almost here!)," Momot said. "We apologize for the confusion."

CD Projekt Red aims to simplify the modding process with the Redkit. The goal is to give users the tools to establish their own worlds, quests, and branching storylines. The Redkit is a spiritual successor to the Djinni toolkit for the original Witcher, though the interface and workflow have been refined in the update.

The Redkit includes access to all assets from The Witcher 2, including character models, textures, shaders, animations, and sound effects. For more, check out GameSpot's impressions of the technology.

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Vienreich
Vienreich

I hate CD Project Red. They stole my virginity

bakasora
bakasora

CD Projekt Red is probably the best game developer in this gen. Will buy their next games.

Vitex2003
Vitex2003

Amazing. This allows to become a developer and get a feel how games are created.

Moegitto
Moegitto

I love CD Projekt Red, there really is a low amount of remaining developers that actually care about their customer base. I feel people and companies like this are the ones that help gaming hold on to it's thread, while others like Activision and EA are the ones cutting their own threads for money. It's a simple business plan, you treat your customers right and they will continue to return which will continue to get you money.

shadow580
shadow580

I can't say I'm the biggest fan of the Witcher series but I have tons of respect for CD Projekt Red. They actually don't treat the PC crowd like a bunch of morons like so many companies do. Want ''feature x''? -Sorry, if it isn't in the console version then the PC market doesn't need it!

King-of-Leon
King-of-Leon

Alright! It's time to reinstall the game and go to The Witcher Nexus!

granola_goodnes
granola_goodnes

I love thier response to the gamers who got the Redkit: have fun!  Wish there were more companies like ProjektRed.

jasopan
jasopan

Quite simply put; a great company = great game(s).

Let's hope they stay this way for as long as possible!

Virkhus
Virkhus

They are such an awesome company. Recently another company *cough*Blizzard*cough* accidently gave out free gold from its auction house. Instead of saying have fun, they are persuing the "exploiters" of their mistake.

CD ProjecktRed is hopefully the future of gaming.

fiendless7
fiendless7

alright CD Projekt Red, shut up and take my money!!

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

They give us DRM-free games, modkits, and continuous patches.  This is how a gaming company should be.

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

That'd be cool if Cyberpunk 2077 had Redkit compatability at launch.

maximauro
maximauro

hey..  iwant to  win that prize.. really a nice gift...

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

the sex0r scenes are doing to end up hardcore now, just like the dragon age 1 sex mod :)

nate1222
nate1222

I was hoping some user-created mods would hit GOG's forums.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

My computer is at its current usable limit with this game and that is with some of the settings turned off. V-sync, Uber, and a couple of others + only 720 res. Mods aren't going to help.

Lord_Python1049
Lord_Python1049

awkward when their players create the next Witcher game before they do!

kelborn3
kelborn3

CD Project once more proves they are one of the few that understand what modern gamers want. One of the few im happy to buy every title they produce, without thinking the cost. Kudos once more from a devoted fan

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

Rockstar could really take some points from  these guys as i became totally frustrated trying to mod GTA without proper tools.

That environment would be limitless as i had cyberpunk in mind.


amvivin
amvivin

We will wait, CDProjekt. You have no need to apologize for anything. You guys are the saints of game developers and we will always respect and support you.

ilovethewitcher
ilovethewitcher

this modkt will be awsome, played the witcher 2 it is an amazing game

Shinteikun
Shinteikun

hmmm... so it leaked briefly? Must check the Witcher Nexus if anyone there snatched it! I've been waiting for this modkit since witcher 2 came out!!!! it's a shame they didn't do it sooner, like skyrim got it's modkit 2-3 months after the release

RetryAgain
RetryAgain

A modkit?! I hadn't dare imagine! It's like Dragon Age: Origins all over again! Oh happy day! The bards will sing songs of this for years to come.

hystavito
hystavito

Their own worlds, I wonder if that means you can create entirely new maps/locations.  If you can change all that other stuff and new maps, that would be like a totally new game using TW2's engine.

Sardinar
Sardinar

Oh well, just CDProjekt Red doing good by the people. Never change please.

Slade968
Slade968

I love CD Projekt Red, this is one of the best games I've played in years and now a mod kit is coming. So awesome.

PCsama
PCsama

great move.. look for example at Skyrim.. its modders made the game more excited.. can't wait to see what brilliant modders will do with Geralt of Rivia

pal_080
pal_080

Ohhh,  I hope there are some talented modders out there chomping at the bit to get their hands on this!  Imagining user generated content in TW2 has me terribly excited.  I might actually try and work with these tools myself when their available in full, though I've no experience with such things on the PC.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

So much noble people . CDPR is great . BTW their recent comments clearly shows that the kit will be officially available within week . I saw screenshots of user generated content on their forums and it looks phenomenal . Red Engine is hands down best looking engine of this generation , on PC it is next gen today .

Atrax2k8
Atrax2k8

If that happened to EA, they would fucking surround your house, rape your parents, kill your dog, and then take your PC.

Afterwards, they would tweet something like "deal with it" (khm)

Adavanter
Adavanter

I gotta admit I have a hard time getting into the Witcher series but these guys are such class acts I don't mind that I bought their games.

MateykoSlam
MateykoSlam

why release the modkit when you are using a new engine for TW3?

Lytmare
Lytmare

People get the RedKit early and their response is "Have fun!".
CD Projekt is hands down in the running for the best game making company in the business!
Making solid games, playing nice with the fans, NOT releasing things before they are done and staying mod friendly! Love em!

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

The most beautiful engine ever created.

erMonezza
erMonezza

Loved Witcher 1, really loved Witcher 2, will definitely buy Witcher 3. 

I will support your company. I just hope you don't sell yourself to some big corporate publisher like EA or Activision, they would probably tear you apart and you'd be forced to make crappy games (like Blizzard).

 cheers

P.S. Carry on with your fabulous work and Am eagerly awaiting the modtools.

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

they kinda missed the boat a bit with this kit being released so far behind the game.Had it been released not long after,  My huge skyrim witcher experiance

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9198

mod would never have been made ,all my modding would have been in red kit instead

but ive moved on from both now ,still grateful but with the witcher 3 please release this with the game or VERY soon after.

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

Just recently got into the franchise, and I can't wait for Wild Hunt.

HaloinventedFPS
HaloinventedFPS

The mod tools were promised to us to be at launch back in 2011 & they are still not yet? errr

I really want a Camera/FOV & UI fix, the camera/fov & ui were made with consoles in mind, it really hurts the game when playing with a m/kb

lingo56
lingo56

Well at least it's almost out so it's not like it's a huge deal it got leaked out.

MarcinCDPRED
MarcinCDPRED

The REDkit goes into open beta on Monday. Thanks for all the feedback and support - we really appreciate it:)

Hilux-
Hilux-

Just started playing The Witcher 1 Enhanced Edition.

great game so far, when I get around to W2 hopefully someone will have made a few good quests for me to play around with

carolino
carolino

Will play this again ..i liked w1 bit more so i must be missing something