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Finally: The Witcher 2 Mod Tools Announced!

Witcher 2 mod kit Redkit announced

CD Projekt, the developer and publishing team behind top-selling PC game, The Witcher 2, have announced their intentions in the upcoming Gamescom 2012 in Germany. This includes their upcoming mod kit for The Witcher 2 entitled ‘REDKit’. Information after the jump.

Announced on The Witcher‘s own forums, the mod kit for The Witcher 2 will be shown off at Gamescom to the press. The Gamescom event will be taking place in Cologne in Germany just next week.

The mod kit, named REDKit, will allow users to develop their own content including new locations and quests. The mod who submitted the post on the forums stated, “We will be hosting a series of behind closed doors, exclusive media presentations where we will be showing the REDkit, a long-awaited set of tools for modders which will allow any player to create their own content for the PC version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, such as new, non-linear adventures, great looking locations and more.”

Following the surprise announcement, Rock, Paper, Shotgun queried CD Projekt regarding the use of Steam Workshop. CD Projekt responded with, “A[t] this point I can tell you that we’re concentrating on the tool as such, so no Steam mention at this point.” This does not rule out possibilities, but it does not confirm the use either. They added, “[they are looking for] the best modders out there.”

This suggests to me that the mod tools won’t be as user-friendly as those of, for example, Bethesda Game Studios release. In addition to this, CD Projekt are even kind enough to their customers that, right now, you can reserve a free copy of The Witcher (2) on GoG (Good ol’ Games) provided you have your serial number for your product. Now we patiently await for some anime conversion mods, which are undoubtedly already in their concept stages as users wait for REDKit to be launched.

(Rock, Paper, Shotgun – Geralt Goes to Westeros: Witcher 2 Getting Mod Tools)

Silent Hill HD Collection PS3 Patch Available, 360 Patch Cancelled

silent hill hd collection patch available on playstation 3 not on xbox 360

The recently released Silent Hill HD Collection, containing both Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3, wasn’t without its problems. Many fans made complaints about how poorly the titles were ported. To resolve these issues, Konami released a patch on the PlayStation 3 platform; however, it appears that Konami are abandoning the Xbox 360.

The title received a lot of backlash when it went released in what fans perceived as being in an unfinished state. The atmospheric fog was missing, the frame rate was taking a dive regularly, the audio regularly went out of sync and some music was missing. Since its launch in March, the title has been widely regarded as an abomination and treated the source with little respect. Finally, July came and Konami released a patch — for the PlayStation 3.

Players on the system would discover those issues faded away thanks to the new patch. Included in the patch were also some graphical and audio improvements. This victory for the unfortunate gamers who picked up Silent Hill is, unfortunately, cut short, and this horror story continues. The PlayStation 3 version may have the patch, but the Xbox 360 version will not be getting the same treatment.

“Plans for an Xbox 360 title update have been cancelled due to technical issues” Konami stated, adding, “Understanding the issues some users are experiencing, Konami issued a title update for Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3), which fixed frame rate issues as well as audio-synching and other reported issues. KONAMI apologizes to any players who are continuing to experience these issues on the XBOX 360 sku.”

I guess picking up the title on the Xbox 360 is a lost cause at this point.