Battlefield 4 Will Not Have Modding Support
Mod support in a game is something near and dear to the hearts of PC gamers everywhere. Whenever there’s a new game out on the PC, the first question that’s asked by players is whether the game will have support for mods or editing tools.
The same holds true for Battlefield 4, which much to our chagrin, DICE has confirmed that the game will not come with any mod support. Though it comes as no surprise, the news is no less dismaying.
“We also would like to see more player-created content, but we would never do something like this if we feel we couldn’t do this 100%,” said DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson in an interview with PC Gamer.
“That means we need to have the right tools available, we need to have the right security around this regarding what parts of the engine we let loose, so to say. So for Battlefield 4 we don’t have any planned mod support, I have to be blunt about saying that. We don’t.”
Despite the fact that Battlefield 4 will not have mod support, the idea in general isn’t something that DICE has given up on, and says it may have plans to implement in a future Battlefield title.
“When we think about Battlefield as a franchise, moving forward, it’s a big franchise. And we’re talking about this, almost as strategies for the company – where are we going, what are we trying to do with the franchise, et cetera. And this is definitely one of the areas that we have been discussing quite a bit,” Troedsson said.
Battlefield 4 is set for release on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this October. It will be out at a later date for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.