Even though more and more amateur game developers have access to free tools such as Epic Games' UDK and Crytek's free version of CryEngine 3, there is still a place for game developers to offer up mod tools. Witness how ArmA II's mod SDK has let to the release of DayZ, which has since led to not only a boost in ArmA II's sales but the upcoming launch of a DayZ stand alone game.
Today, CD Projekt announced that PC owners of its 2011 released fantasy RPG The Witcher II will be able to download and use the REDkit, a set of mod tools designed to offer users a way to create their own content for the game.
Details of the REDkit have not been announced yet, and there's no word on when it will be released. However, CD Projekt will be showing it off behind closed doors to journalists next week in Germany as part of Gamescom.
CD Projekt recently announced it had sold a combination of 1.7 million copies of the PC and Xbox 360 versions of The Witcher 2. It also announced plans for a new game, based on the Cyberpunk pen-and-paper RPG series.
Source: Witcher 2 website