CD Projekt is releasing an official mod editor for The Witcher 3 and it could completely transform the game.
The Witcher 3 has been supported for a long time, but the release of an official mod editor eight years after a game’s release is unheard of. That’s set to happen though. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was an expansive RPG still regarded as one of the best RPGs ever and boasts a steadily high player count on Steam. The game saw three expansion releases, each adding to the base game’s already lengthy story.
Despite that, the game has no shortage of fan-made content. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has over 6,000 unofficial mods available for use on Nexus Mods. These range from simple shaders and palette swaps to combat-altering changes. An official mod editor for The Witcher 3 will make things easier for the modding community and could breathe even more life into this enduring game.
When is the Witcher 3 mod editor coming?
The Witcher 3 mod editor is coming sometime in 2024. No exact release date was announced
The news came from the official Witcher Twitter account, which confirmed that the team is working on a mod editor for the critically acclaimed RPG. Few details were given and it’s unclear what sort of tools will be available. That said, it was confirmed that the official The Witcher 3 mod editor will be free.
Will there be Witcher 3 mods on consoles?
The official mod editor for The Witcher 3 will be PC-only and the game won’t support mods on PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo consoles.
CD Projekt confirmed this in a follow-up post on Twitter and explained that the mod editor will be coming to PC only. This was disappointing for fans as Bethesda offers some mod support on consoles for similarly enduring RPGs The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. Bethesda’s latest blockbuster, Starfield, doesn’t have official mod support yet on any platform, though there are signs that this will change.
The new mod support may be enough to pacify fans of the series until the next Witcher installment comes out. There are two other games set in the Witcher universe in development. One of these projects is a remake of The Witcher 1, and the other is a multiplayer-focused spin-off. Both these titles are years away from release, according to the developer.