CD Projekt RED is taking advantage of the PC modding scene in order to help get Cyberpunk 2077 up to standard. The developer is now hiring modders to help fix bugs in the game while also working alongside them to make mods more readily available for the shooter. These modders might also be hired to work on upcoming content integration such as DLC but that has not been confirmed yet.
The news comes from creator Tyler McVicker who spotted an announcement from CD Projekt RED on the Cyberpunk 2077 Discord. The announcement was congratulating a handful of modders for joining the company. The announcement claims that the new employees will be working the Cyberpunk 2077 backend and modding support. According to Tyler, the new members are part of the Wolvenkit and Redscript modding team.
CD Projekt RED are still struggling to get Cyberpunk 2077 to a decent state. The game has received multiple patches and updates since its rocky launch in December 2020. The most recent update included over a thousand bug fixes and the previous update was the same. However, as much as the team are working on the game, the core mechanics and mediocre RPG systems are still underwhelming. We don’t know if these modders are able to breathe new life into this game or if they are simply there to fix the bugs.
.@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
CD Projekt RED has been silent in regards to the game’s features and next-gen update. At the moment they are still ironing out the bugs but promised new content and refined gameplay mechanics arriving in the future. When is this “future”? We don’t know.