Intrepid gamers wasted no time deploying Cyberpunk 2077 mods – you can, for example, activate Night City in a smoggy desert like Blade Runner. But now CD Projekt Red is offer its own tools to polish the game, which should make it even easier to dive into its wealth of assets. So far, the developer has released a metadata tool, which other modding software will build on; a small application that lists what is in the game archives; and another small app to list the contents of its game settings binaries.
If all of this seems incomprehensible to you, don’t worry. The great thing is that these tools could lead to even more mods down the line. CDPR says it will continually update them alongside Cyberpunk 2077 patches, although I take the developer’s promises with a grain of salt at this point. The first major patch for the game abandoned last week, after a series of smaller updates shortly after its release. But even though this fix was meant to fix memory leaks and other issues, it ended up introducing a revolutionary bug of its own.