The Witcher 3 next-gen upgrade could include official contributions from some of The Witcher 3’s mod community.
A new report from Kotaku says some of the next-gen version’s improvements could actually be from these mods, though it seems as if that’s where the mod contribution will end.
The report only mentions modders who worked on visual enhancements for the existing PC version and not those who created extra quest lines, likely because some of these modders used and altered voice assets without permission.
Developer CD Projekt RED confirmed to Kotaku that it’s considering partnering with mods but emphasized they’ve reached no firm agreement yet.
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The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Could Include Mod Content
Popular modder Halk Hogan told fans:
“I got an official message from CDPR about cooperation. While it’s not certain yet, it’s very likely that HDRP will be included in the official next generation update. I will inform you what’s next.”
CDPR’s response to Kotaku was:
“In addition to our own development efforts on the upcoming next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC, we are also in talks with creators of various mods for the 2015 release of the game.”
It makes sense CDPR would include mod works.
Not only do these mods make the base game look significantly better, but CDPR is working on several other projects at the moment, not the least of which is — possibly — Cyberpunk 2077 DLC.