Old 07-06-2011, 06:44 AM
RFMariano's Avatar
RFMariano RFMariano is offline
Site Owner - Administrator
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Florida, USA
Age: 75
Posts: 19,726
Rep Power: 248
RFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to behold
Default NO MOD TOOLS for BF3!!

EA: No Modding Tools With Battlefield 3

By Mike Sharkey | Jul 5, 2011

Publisher confirms DICE still isn't planning to release a software development kit.

Electronic Arts and DICE have confirmed that Battlefield 3 is being designed for the PC first, consoles second, making today's news surprising for most PC gamers: Battlefield 3 will not include mod tools.

Speaking with GamerStar, EA Senior VP Patrick Soderlund broke the news. "As of now, we are not going to make any modding tools, no," Soderlund told GamerStar. "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."

See the full interview below:

Previously, Battlefield 3 executive producer Patrick Bach told Game Informer that DICE is exploring other ways to appease the modding community.
"We will not deliver mod tools in the way that we delivered them for Battlefield 2," Bach said. "Creating mod tools today - dumbing them down - takes a lot of energy and what we are discussing more every day is, 'Where do we put our focus?'"

"Right now our focus is to create the best possible multiplayer, single-player, and co-op game -- the core game of Battlefield 3," he added. "We're still discussing how we handle modifications of any kind."
Bach made his comments in February, so in four months time, DICE evidently still hasn't decided how to handle the modding issue.

Sharkey says: Oh boy. Soderlund stepped on a landmine with this one. Telling modders an engine is too complex for them to work with is like telling Hercules a boulder is too heavy for him to lift. I expect a serious outcry from the PC community over this one, and I think DICE will be changing its tune before long.



The reasons given for no mod tools is an insult to the intelligence of the PC users/players - mappers and modders.


(At least they didn't BS around like Activision/Treyarch has done with BO)


Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Copyright © RGN - Raiders Global News