The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is officially going to add a free mod editor sometime in 2024, according to a new tweet from the game’s official feed. An exact release window has not been confirmed yet, and another update isn’t expected until next year.
Like many mod editors, this upcoming addition will allow players to create their own quests. However, you’ll also be able to introduce “completely new” content. Here’s the full statement:
A follow-up tweet in the same thread also announced that the mod editor would only be available for PC users. There’s currently no word on any planned support for consoles later on.
It’s unfortunate that console players won’t be able to wield the mod editor. However, this is common practice, and it would likely be too clunky anyway. Modding requires a wide range of tools that PC systems are uniquely capable of handling.
Fans are already speculating about the enormous potential of a mod editor in The Witcher 3, which was requested ages ago.
It’s unusual for a mod editor to be rolled out so long after launch. However, it also means that fans have had years to contemplate what they would add if they could. The Witcher universe is certainly rich enough to support a wide range of storytelling.
The hype for this franchise has remained steady, largely due to The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt in particular. The hit live-action series also helped create entire new generations of fans.
It would be thrilling to discover all-new stories in this game, giving longtime fans a reason to revisit this. But altering the mechanics themselves will also go a long way.
Now that The Witcher 3 will receive a mod editor, this could also indicate that the same feature could be included in future sequels.