CD Projekt RED has released a closed beta version of its free developer tool set REDkit, which uses the studio’s in-house REDengine. The same devkit was used to create The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, as well as the studio’s upcoming RPGs.
Over 100 modding teams, selected from a pool of over 600, were granted access to the closed beta. These teams will help in the development and fine-tuning of the tool set. REDkit will launch free of charge to everyone who owns a copy of The Witcher 2 in the first half of 2013.
REDkit will allow users to create a “living world” with its “advanced landscape design tools, 24-hour day-and-night cycle simulations, and thousands of ready-made assets used in The Witcher 2.” Developers will also be granted access to the modification of The Witcher 2. Which means Geralt of Rivia could one day become Geralt of black Lamborghinis.
“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 REDkit developer Pawel Panasiuk.
For a how-to on how to create your own adventure in REDkit, watch the video below.