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Wednesday, 06 July 2011 11:03

No plans for BF3 mod tools

Written by David Stellmack


Frostbite 3 engine is just too much
Battlefield fans that were hopeful that DICE would provide mod tools for its upcoming release of Battlefield 3 are going to be sad to learn that, at least for right now, it isn’t in the cards. In an interview with German site GameStar EA Europe, VP Patrick Solderlund claims that the Frostbite 3 engine would “present too much of a challenge for people.”

The complexity of the destructible environments makes things “tricky” at best for those without extensive experience. In the end, we believe that the situation might change; and while DICE is apparently open to the possibility in the future, currently it does not see people taking on the challenge of making mods for Battlefield 3.

Based on past experience, the mod community for Battlefield 3 has always been quite strong, and we suspect even if DICE does not supply the mod tools you will see modders bringing out mods for Battlefield 3. We do think, however, without DICE providing any tools it will take longer.

We will just have to see if enough Battlefield fans on the PC can get DICE to change its mind about the mod tools for the PC version of Battlefield 3.

Watch the German GameStar interview after the break.

 

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+11 #1 thetruth 2011-07-06 12:02
Well that's okay, since BF3 only has Frostbite 2.
 
 
-11 #2 Warrior24_7 2011-07-06 12:14
Oh well, just say it DICE "we don't trust you". :D
 
 
+13 #3 NickThePrick 2011-07-06 13:09
Too much of a challenge for people ? Yea right. More like too much of a bother for their people to spend time and money to develop these tools.
 
 
+10 #4 bardenck 2011-07-06 14:38
VP Patrick Solderlund claims that the Frostbite 3 engine would “present too much of a challenge for people.”


if this is truly the case we will NEVER see mod tools from dice as games are only going to become more complex as they referred to about the destructable environment, such lack of faith in the pc community and yet they are designing this title specifically for the pc??? this is disheartening.
 
 
-5 #5 jguernsey 2011-07-06 15:32
It also states that DICE is open to supplying mod tools in future. I'd rather DICE spend all their time and resources developing the game for now. the modding community just might have to be patient.
 
 
+11 #6 Zabu 2011-07-06 16:15
Well DICE that's BS and u know it! Shouldn't gammers/modders dedide that for themselves! U don't have to be a NASA cientist to mod a game!
 
 
-2 #7 bardenck 2011-07-06 16:40
Quoting Zabu:
Well DICE that's BS and u know it! Shouldn't gammers/modders dedide that for themselves! U don't have to be a NASA cientist to mod a game!



no, but you do have to know how to spell scientist!! jk jk
 
 
+5 #8 NickThePrick 2011-07-06 17:01
I think they might even try to pull a CoD with this one. By releasing frequent / yearly DLCs or sequels.
With good mods available, the need to purchase a new version of BF or some DLC would be much lower.
 
 
+3 #9 Haberlandt 2011-07-06 19:28
Lazy asses.
 
 
+11 #10 123s 2011-07-06 19:39
Somebody wants to sell DLCs
 

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