Developer CD Projekt Red has hired some modders to assist the team in fixing the backend of Cyberpunk 2077, as well as official mod support.
The news comes from Twitch streamer and YouTuber Tyler McVicker, who managed to spot the information in a Discord server, saying the Budapest-based custom development studio Yigsoft will be joining CD Projekt Red. Yigsoft is best known for the open-source tool Wolvenkit, which allowed modders to edit any file in CDPR titles, like Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3.
According to Kotaku, Yigsoft will operate independently and retain its Budapest headquarters. Co-founder Hambalkó “Traderain” Bence, announced the news on Cyberpunk 2077’s modding community Discord channel. Bence told Kotaku that it’s been a “long time dream” to work with CDPR.
A CDPR spokesperson said the modding community is “very important” to the studio, so bringing Yigsoft into the mix just made sense.
“We are working with Yigsoft on the development of Cyberpunk 2077 modding tools,” a CDPR spokesperson said. “The modding community has always been very important to us and we are happy to be working with them side-by-side on further expanding the tools which are available to modders. We are offering no further comments on the topic at this time.”
This is good news for Cyberpunk 2077 fans, as the game continues to receive patches that fix issues and stabilize the game. Earlier this month, CDPR announced Cyberpunk 2077 would be getting its first free DLC–but its strictly cosmetic.