Developer CD Projekt Red has turned to community modders to eliminate bugs and improve the state of Cyberpunk 2077, reports YouTuber Tyler McVicker who spotted a post on the Cyberpunk 2077 modding community’s discord.
.@CDPROJEKTRED has hired members of the @CyberpunkGame modding scene to work on official modding support and bug squashing. They’ve come from teams creating Wolvenkit and Redscript, the only reason mods exist at all for 2077. Amazing!
— Tyler McVicker (@Tyler_McV) August 30, 2021
“We are extremely pleased to announce that Blumster, Nightmarea, rfuzzo, and I will be joining CDPR under my and Nightmarea’s company,” said Hambalkó ‘Traderain’ Bence in the post. “We will be working on various projects related to the Cyberpunk 2077 backend and the game’s modding support. We are really excited for this and we really hope we can help to bring Cyberpunk 2077 to the next level!”
Tredrain and Nightmarea have previously worked on Wolvenkit, a mod building tool for CP 2077.
Although CDPR CEO Adam Kiciński has stated that Cyberpunk 2077 is at a satisfactory level, this move shows that they want to take the game to perfection.
The current state of Cyberpunk 2077
After several updates and hotfixes, the game is in a better place than it was at launch. In June, the game made its way back on the PlayStation Store and also became the best-selling PS4 game of that month.
In July, Tyler accessed the “gone gold” version of Cyberpunk 2077 where he found lots of cut features, unfinished content, and bugs. The September 2020 version of the game also had a 3D map of the Night City that took “vertical travel” into consideration. Perhaps we might see the implementation of the 3D map feature in future updates.