DICE: No BF3 mod tools for a while
Posted: 20.09.2011 18:42 by Comments: 5
DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson stated that it will be a long time before the company opens Battlefield 3 up for mod support, despite the developer's deep respect for the mod community.

Troedsson stated in an interview with IGN, “First of all, DICE is committed to innovation and quality, whenever we do something. If we were to do mod support, it needs to be proper mod support, not some hack that we’ve thrown out there and then people scratch their heads. If we let it out there, it’s going to be a good tool.

“It’s a huge investment for us to do something like that, and also a bit complicated, and to some degree there’s also (a concern) security-wise. It’s a bit scary to take an investment like Battlefield 3 and just let people dig into that engine and do whatever they want. We’re dedicated to try and really limit the amount of hacks and exploits that come out there, but as soon as you let something like that out, people have all the tools in the world that they need to sit there and try to create cheats that actually would destroy the experience for a lot of other people.

“I’m not blaming mod tools for hacks and exploits in any way, but there’s a lot of things we need to consider.”

While mod tools won't be included with Battlefield 3 when it ships, DICE understands that the mod community will be calling out for tools. While the developer hears them “loud and clear,” the company won't be swayed by the fans. While DICE says there may be mod tools in the future, they warn modders not to hold their breath waiting for it.

Battlefield 3 launches on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 25 in the US and October 28 worldwide.
Source: VG247
Related games: Battlefield 3 (PC)
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By Revan (SI Elite) on Sep 20, 2011
Well that sucks. :(
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 20, 2011
Fine by me - I'll be too busy learning the game (hint: SI should organise a Clan).
However, there are many in the Modding community who simply buy a game to Mod it (or are gifted it by the Modding Community). I just hope it won't take long, and that consoles don't take attention away from the true "BF" base - PC!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 21, 2011
Second strike against fans - No STEAM now no mods - with launch. I guess they also go for the BLOP money and DLC some crappy maps before letting the masses make their own maps...
By fltatk (SI Veteran Member) on Sep 22, 2011
Damn... just hope the game is good enough
By Schiwing (I just got here) on Sep 28, 2011
At this point, no one should expect modding tools period. This is a time of, "Let's get a mediocre game out there for $60, and then release several small $15 DLC's for the next few years." A lot of people still play BF2 and Modern Warfare; of which dedicated servers and modding has a big part.