"Even if CDPR never lives up to their promises, we can at least rely on modders to continually improve the game" - that's the title of a post on a Reddit that refers to Cyberpunk 2077. This particular mod adds hair to character shadows, which were previously not visible.
Fans of Cyberpunk show their gratitude to the people modding the game from the bottom up, as in many ways their work is the only source of gameplay improvement. CD Projekt RED is still working on fixing its game and promises that it will eventually live up to expectations, but we're still waiting for the effects of the devs' work, while modders constantly give us some new tools to improve Cyberpunk 2077 and the players appreciate it:
"Lmao this isn't modding, this is straight finishing this game, modding is when you add more things to a game that already launched with all its features and people want to expand on that, but this features (proper shadows) should have been there in the first place. Those guys doing this work are the real MVPs," writes one user.
"Itís this type of stuff that made me just convert to PC over console," another gamer says.
Among the comments there were also suggestions that the developers should make their tools completely available and let the fans fix the game to the end. It's an interesting idea, but rather impossible, although it's possible that the game will still have room for fan-made ideas.
Despite more than half a year since the release of Cyberpunk 2077 the number of mods is constantly increasing, and they're often not trivial. Examples just from last week are:
- A mod enabling us to freely rotate the camera, which allows for a better look at e.g. what our V is wearing,
- A mod to improve cobblestone textures;
- A mod introducing phases of the moon in the night sky of Night City.
Modders are doing their job, while CD Projekt RED is still trying to bring their product to a perfect condition. Currently, almost half of the team that has been working on Cyberpunk is busy fixing it. They'll be bringing us updates to fix any bugs that haven't been addressed yet.
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