Mon, Oct 08, 2012 | 23:59 BST
Red Orchestra developer sees “zero downside” to modding
Red Orchestra developer Tripwire Interactive is more than happy for fans to get creative tinkering around with its games.
Tripwire vice president Alan Wilson told PCGamesN that Day Z is a good example of how modding benefits everybody.
“Just look what that’s done for everyone concerned. ArmA 2 has been on the top ten sales charts on Steam for about the last four months solid, because of what one of their employees did for fun in his spare time,” he said.
“So you look at that alone and think, ‘Why wouldn’t you allow people to use the tools?’ People enjoy that stuff.
“It’s something that we really can’t wrap our heads around – why would you stop people from modding your game? Why would you prevent people from being creative with your material?” he added.
“Frankly, we can see zero downsides to allowing people tools and letting them mod the game. I never understand why companies effectively block people from doing that stuff.”
Tripwire probably has a bit of a soft spot for modders having grown up from a mod group itself. Its next release, Red orchestra: Rising Storm, is a stand-alone expansion which began as a collection of mods.
Thanks, PC Gamer.