CD Projekt RED has been awfully quiet for a few weeks, but the Polish developer studio is back with a vengeance. Or rather, two big announcements. The first one will be welcomed by Mac players worldwide, as The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is now available for Macs through both Steam and GOG.com, spearheading the latter’s push into this uncharted territory. Yes, you read that right: GOG.com now features Mac-ready versions of its games.
The announcement was made in Warsaw, during CD Projekt RED’s Fall Special Event. The Witcher 2 is the forerunner of a much larger games list of titles now available for Macs via GOG.com.The list has exactly fifty one Mac-compatible games now, starting with The Witcher titles, ending with such classic like Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper, Syndicate and more, many of which were not available previously for this platform.
That wasn’t the only announcement, however. CD Projekt RED also presented a beta version of their REDkit, a complete modding toolset for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and the REDengine powering it. Slated for release in the first half of 2013, it is currently in closed beta, tested by over a hundred modder teams selected during the recruitment phase earlier this year (over six hundred teams applied). The entire event was streamed live and is currently available on YouTube:
Last, if you’re interested in game design, the official CD Projekt RED’s blog offers a bit of insight into choices made by developers when designing their games. Did you know that the REDs considered putting actual dual wielding in The Witcher 2?