There have been quite a number of stories on fantastic Cyberpunk 2077 mods, all of which have been especially interesting in that they implied unpaid, community modders were doing a better job at improving the game than CD PROJEKT RED’s own developers.
There appears to be a lot of truth to that.
CD PROJEKT RED has officially begun hiring modders to improve Cyberpunk 2077, a game that continues to be plagued with bugs and glitches even after the release of major patches.
The four modders who are officially joining CD PROJEKT RED are Traderain, Nightmarea, Blumster, and rfuzzo. They are responsible for WolvenKit, an open-source tool that allows modders to modify Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
“We will be working on various projects related to the Cyberpunk 2077 backend and the game’s modding support,” Traderain confirmed on Cyberpunk 2077’s modding community Discord. “We are really excited for this and we really hope we can help to bring Cyberpunk 2077 to the next level!”
Traderain and Nightmarea already operate a Budapest-based custom development studio called Yigsort. It will remain operationally separate despite its owners’ new roles at CD PROJEKT RED.
“It has been a long time dream of ours to work for CDPR so it’s a dream come true,” Bence said in a statement to Kotaku.
“We are working with Yigsoft on the development of Cyberpunk 2077 modding tools,” CD PROJEKT RED added. “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.”
Since it was released last December, Cyberpunk 2077 has received intermittent mod support from the developer, resources like metadata and TweakDB file dumps. But the most helpful tools have come from the community.