RedKit launches in closed beta
Free RPG Development Tool planned for release this year
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Oct 22, 2012 - 11:16am EST (Oct 22, 2012 11:16)
During their Fall Special Event, CD Projekt RED presented a beta version of their development kit, called REDKit. This modding toolset uses the studio’s in-house REDengine game engine, which was specially designed to create The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and the studio's upcoming RPG titles.
The REDkit toolset will be available in the first half of 2013 for free and to everyone who owns a copy of The Witcher 2. Currently, the REDkit is in the Closed Beta phase. During the conference, over 100 modding teams selected from a pool of over 600 squads were given access to it. These modders will assist in the development and perfection of the tools and the game engine itself.
REDkit is a development tool that allows users to create a world with the use of advanced landscape design tools, 24-hour day-and-night-cycle simulations and thousands of ready-made assets used in The Witcher 2. It also makes it possible to modify the original game.
“REDkit is a fresh approach to RPG creation. No other tool makes it so easy to create adventures where the player's choices actually matter," said Paweł Panasiuk, developer on the REDkit team.
CD Projekt RED's next title is the futuristic RPG - Cyberpunk 2077.