EA Europe VP Patrick Söderlund has said DICE doesn’t currently have plans to add modding tools to Battlefield 3, as it thinks the Frostbite 2 engine will make modding “too big a of a challenge” for people.
Hear that splat? Yeah, we did too. Somewhere, someone’s brain just exploded. All the way over here.
Speaking with the German site GameStar, Söderlund said with the destructible environments, modding for BF3 would just be 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.”
We expect unofficial mods to start popping up not long after the game’s October release, with or without developer-sanctioned mod tools or not. Modders are an industrious crowd, ya know.
Upon release, the game will hit PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as PC.
Thanks, PC Gamer.