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No Battlefield 3 Mod Tools Planned

This Battlefield 3 video Q&A features GameStar's interview with EA/DICE's Patrick Söderlund talking about Battlefield 3 (thanks GameSpy). One of the community questions they ask is about whether they plan to release mod tools with the game, to which Patrick says no: "Well as of now we're not going to make any modding tools, no." Here's his reply when asked why: "'Cause if you look at the Frostbite engine, and how complex it is, it's going to be very difficult for people to mod the game. Because of the nature of the set up of levels, the destruction, and all those things, it's quite tricky, so we think it's going to be too big of a challenge for people to make a mod."

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32. Re: No Battlefield 3 Mod Tools Planned Jul 6, 2011, 19:33 Sepharo
 
For those who haven't seen it

If you can understand that you'll understand the real difficulties involved in producing a map for the Frostbite engine.

If you have any software development experience you'll know that the only problem here essentially is time. Mod tools take time to make and the suits don't see that as a good use of their available man hours. That explanation would hold even without the problems described in the above link. With those problems, and the internal/3rd party technology issues that are probably present, it's very easy to see why mod tools aren't practical.

That of course doesn't excuse them from not being forward thinking. The game and engine should have been designed from the start to be easy to maintain and modular, but that's a Valve story.


That of course leaves content less modifications like server rules, admin ops, and various other little tweaks. Those would still probably be possible even without mod tools but as has been mentioned we aren't getting server files.
 
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