Announcing that Battlefield 3 wouldn’t have mod support came as a blow to many. However, now there is hope when once there was none.
General manager Karl-Mangus Troedsson from the Swedish studio has said they are now “considering it, back in the studio.” “It” being adding mod support sometime after launch.
DICE previously ruled out mod tools due to the complexity of Frostbite 2, the tech powering the shooter, with Troedsson now clarifying a bit more; it’s a matter of resources, getting things just right, and security.
“As developers of a game of this magnitude—I mean, it’s the biggest thing we’ve ever done—we have to select what it is we’re going to spend our focus on. We cannot do everything,” Troedsson told Ausgamers.
“At DICE, we are very committed to quality and innovation when we do something. So if we do mod tools, we really want to do it right.
“There’s also a security risk behind all of this. It means that we need to open up our precious game and let people just tear around in it in whatever way. I would love to do this, but there’s a lot of things we need to consider in the background before we can make the decision if we want to do this.”
Enough valid reasons?
Battlefield 3‘s out in October; the 25th in NA, 28th in EU.