EA Confirms No Mod Tools Planned for Battlefield 3

I think it’s reasonably safe to say that you know we feel about mods (Protip: We freaking love them).

This morning, we’re more than a little sad, because we’ve learned that EA has confirmed that they have no plans to release mod tools for Battlefield 3. In an interview with German magazine GameStar, EA senior VP Patrick Soderlund had this to say on the subject of mod tools:

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, of 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.

The last we heard, DICE was still considering whether or not to release tools for the game, and had confirmed that if they did release mod tools, they wouldn’t be in the same vein as those for Battlefield 2.

I highly doubt that modders couldn’t come to grips with the engine with a little practice. In the past, modders have created some of the best stuff on game engines. Mods like Desert Combat, Point of Existence, Red Orchestra, and others all came from folks tinkering with tools. It’s a shame that BF3 players won’t have that same opportunity.

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5 Comments on EA Confirms No Mod Tools Planned for Battlefield 3

Heru

On July 6, 2011 at 10:46 am

That’s a damn shame really. DICE has done PC gamers solid over the years, I would of thought they would understand the amount of longevity that mod tools can bring to a game.

AND...

On July 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm

My pre-order is c-a-n-c-e-l-e-d

G’day, got ass Electronic Arts.

“”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.BLA BLA BLA IM A HUGE GOT”
This sounds worse than MW2′s “The game is not balanced for lean”

xbabaganooshx

On July 6, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Two COD kiddies that are doing us a favor by not playing the game.

Also the BF2 mod tools are community made, not created by DICE.

Cahemdue

On July 7, 2011 at 12:58 pm

here’s to BF3 selling not nearly as good as it could have if it had modding tools.
So lazy!!!

Ron Whitaker

On July 8, 2011 at 6:09 am

Actually, there were at least 2 sets of BF2 mod tools. There were official tools from DICE, and then there was a collection of tools from Lost Pirate Productions.