The Witcher 3 official screenshot showing off Ciri

In an announcement that came seemingly out of nowhere, CDPR has now revealed that they are working on a mod editor for The Witcher 3! The editor will be a reworked version of the REDengine 3 editor that was used to create the actual game, so skilled modders will be able to modify all of the existing content to their heart's content, as well as create entirely new quests and storylines!

While no exact release date has been announced just yet, The Witcher 3 editor will be heading over to PC at some point in 2024. And naturally, it'll be entirely free for everyone to mess around with!

Before you get too exited, it's important to also mention that learning a new set of tools is a very slow process. So if you're hoping The Witcher 3's modding scene is going to instantly become as impressive as something like Skyrim's, I'm afraid you're in for a bit of a disappointment.

That said, all of this is still awesome news! While custom campaigns and reworks might take a while to appear, simpler mods and quality-of-life improvements are likely to pop up within the first few weeks. Personally, I'm crossing my fingers for someone to make Ciri a fully playable character, even if this means Geralt will have to magically appear in all of the cutscenes.

Whatever the future might bring, I'll make sure to let you know once CDPR announces anything of interest. Until then, you can learn more about their plans, as well as The Witcher 3 in general, over at Steam. Enjoy!