DICE has no plans on releasing mod tools for BF3
Even though it may come across as somewhat patronising to many of their loyal fans, DICE’s Patrick Söderlund has said that there are currently no plans to release any modding tools for the upcoming Battlefield 3 with the being that apparently they think the Frostbite 2 game engine is supposedly “too big of a challenge” for the would be modders out there. Söderlund went on to explain to claim that the destructible environments and what not would make modding BF3 too “tricky”.
“As of now, we are not going to make any modding tools,” said Söderlund. “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.”
Well, what can I say, let’s just wait and see. I think irregardless of what DICE deems the skills of interested BF3 modders out there may be, I’m pretty sure we’re going to see some modding whether encouraged and facilitated by DICE or not. Honestly I think it’s a pretty silly position for DICE to take.