Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red does not currently have plans to add mod support to its upcoming game but is not ruling out the possibility. Somewhere down the line, the developer may eventually add mod support like it did with The Witcher 3, but CDPR also wants to keep expectations realistic for the release of Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt Red’s global community lead Marcin Momot took to a forum thread to clarify the studio’s approach to Cyberpunk 2077 mod support. The thread was started by a fan who asked the official Cyberpunk Twitter account about mod support and was told there were currently no plans. Momot wanted to explain that this didn’t mean that the door is closed on mod support, just that the focus is on launching Cyberpunk 2077 first.
Given how much Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be offering on a technical level, it’s a smart move from CD Projekt Red not to offer mod support right out of the gate. While plenty of gaming rigs should be powerful enough to run Cyberpunk at launch - if Cyberpunk is a current-gen game - the addition of mods could tax even the most high-end rigs in the wrong situations.
I wanted to elaborate on this topic and on that answer in particular. We have no plans to share at the moment. Obviously, we would love to support the modding community in the future, but for the time being we want to focus on releasing the game first. Hopefully, this clears things up a bit.
That being said, it does seem like CD Projekt Red would be willing to add mod support if enough gamers in the community wanted it. As mentioned, The Witcher 3 did not launch with mod support and CD Projekt Red even said it would not include mod support, but eventually the community convinced the developers to add it. So rather than face a community backlash before Cyberpunk 2077 has even released, CD Projekt Red would rather not say anything definitive and even keep the door open for potential mod support down the road.
But for now, Cyberpunk 2077 has E3 2019 right around the corner where the game is expected to be on full display. For CD Projekt Red this is said to be the most important E3 for the studio and it will be yet another opportunity to see the game in action, albeit not playable by attendees. Who knows, fans may even get a Cyberpunk 2077 release date announcement as well.
Cyberpunk 2077 has no release date but will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: CDPR Forums