Take your mind back to 2012. A huge year for gaming. Massive titles such as Borderlands 2 and Mass Effect 3 finally released. New titles such as Dishonoured came in and left their mark on gaming history. Xcom was rebooted with startling success and Blizzard was still riding high with the release of Diablo 3.
But something else happened in 2012. Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced. That’s right, eight years before its eventual release, we got the first teaser trailer for Cyberpunk. And while this trailer had no gameplay hints in it and was a far cry from the eventual state of the mood of the game, it got people excited none the less.
And this hype continued right up until its release. Despite setbacks, massive changes to the game, and a rocky launch, Cyberpunk 2077 is now out and playable. But the big question now is this: Will Cyberpunk have full Mod Support?
It is no secret that as fun as any game can be, it is much better when the player can take control and change it. We know esp cheats for cod black ops makes the game more fun. Fallout 4 is a much better game with a slew of mods installed. And Sims isn’t Sims without the Motherlode cheat.
Now the truth is that nearly every game in existence can realistically be modded with enough time and effort by the modding community. But this is assuming the game provides no inbuilt mod support.
As it stands right now, the modding community is hard at work trying to create a modding platform that works with the Cyberpunk engine. And all reports say they are making fantastic strides. But so far the mods that are available are limited and basic.
The rumors suggest that CDPR is working on creating full mod support for the PC version of the game, along with the Xbox version. But chances are we won’t see working mod support for the PlayStation anytime soon, given the track record of difficulty with modding on the PS4.
Is It Needed?
Another question we have been looking at is: Does Cyberpunk need mod support? And if so how badly?
The answer is a resounding Yes and Immediately. Chances are you will have seen the disastrous fallout of the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. Already dealing with numerous delays, the launch was hit with a scandal that cost CDPR a lot of stock value and potential legal action. With the current generation version of the game running in an essentially unplayable state. Sony even went as far as to remove the game from their store and most companies offered full refunds to anyone who wanted one.
So the modding community has their work cut out for them with this title. This wouldn’t be the first time a game has been salvaged by the hard work of the modding community. Not to mention the game itself, even when playable, was seemingly not what people expected. A lot of people were hoping for a Deux Ex style RPG, gritty and hardcore. Instead, we got a Borderlands style game with a Cyberpunk skin and soft RPG elements.
We never like to count a game out too early. No Mans Sky managed to pull it around and become one of the best titles out there. We are hopeful that Cyberpunk is simply going through a rough patch that will be sorted before long. Night City needs you still. So don’t turn your back on it just yet.