Black Ops 2 Team Will Make Mod Tools ‘If They Have the Resources’
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 might get a set of mod tools like Treyarch’s last entry into the Call of Duty series, but if it does happen, it could be a while.
Activision Vice President of Production Dan Suarez told Game Front that PC development is very important to Treyarch, and that a dedicated PC team is working on Black Ops 2 alongside the game’s console development. He also said Treyarch is very invested in its PC community — so if there’s time to make mod tools for the game, it could happen.
“There’s nothing official yet, but traditionally Treyarch looks at the mod community for ideas and for talent,” Suarez said. “Creating mod tools is a really difficult task.”
Suarez wouldn’t make anything official, but he did say that Treyarch’s dedicated PC team, led by Caesar Statsny (better known as @pcdev on Twitter), is very vocal about adding things to the game that make it a better PC experience.
The first Black Ops game ended up with mod tools for the PC version, but it took quite a long time for them to be released — something like seven months. Mod tools will be under DLC releases and other support in terms of priority, so while the PC team may eventually get around to making them, expect it to take a while. But as Suarez said, mod tools are certainly not off the table at this point.