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Battlefield 4 will not have mod support

Friday, 14th June 2013 00:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

DICE has confirmed what many of you no doubt predicted; the PC version of Battlefield 4 will not offer mod support.

Speaking with PC Gamer, DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson said DICE is always being asked for mod support, and understands why players want it.

“We also would like to see more player-created content, but we would never do something like this if we feel we couldn’t do this 100%,” he said.

“That means we need to have the right tools available, we need to have the right security around this regarding what parts of the engine we let loose, so to say. So for Battlefield 4 we don’t have any planned mod support, I have to be blunt about saying that. We don’t.”

Although it’s not something that will happen for Battlefield 4, the developer is “thinking about” mods in the future.

“When we think about Battlefield as a franchise, moving forward, it’s a big franchise. And we’re talking about this, almost as strategies for the company – where are we going, what are we trying to do with the franchise, et cetera. And this is definitely one of the areas that we have been discussing quite a bit,” Troedsson added.

Battlefield 4 is coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in late October and early November. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions have not been dated.

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16 Comments

  1. GregSolidus

    No Project Reality this time around either.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hvitdverg

    Saw that coming. Not supriced. and Don’t really care

    #2 2 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Otherwise we could make our own Battlefront.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Eddie Rodrigues

    This is PC. Programmers/hackers may come up with their own tools.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Crussong

    @4 No. It didnt worked out for Battlefield 3 and i wont for Battlefield 4. Unless you want to get banned..
    And why would anyone install Modifications that were built on hacking tools and wont be allowed on official Battlelog-Servers?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ps3fanboy

    it is becoming an always on game like an mmo but shooter instead. its no point to mod anything… the pc game modding time is coming to an end nextgen.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DSB

    It is a shame thinking back to BF2 though. People made so many amazing mods for that game.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. powerbuoy

    Tits. Expected but, still tits.

    Edit: Nice that they’re thinking about it though! EA must’ve seen what DayZ did to ArmA.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Tavarish

    @8 They had same partyline, “We are thinking about it!”, during Bf 3′s development so.. yeah. DICE knows really well what strong modding scene can do to the game, just look at Battlefield 2 or ArmA -series.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. powerbuoy

    Yea I remember them talking about it for BF3 as well. They said the same thing about not wanting to release something that isn’t “100%” and also that the engine is “too advanced for users” or some bollocks along those lines.

    Obviously I can understand that it’s a big business decision (why would people buy DLC if the community made it themselves?) (on the the other hand it could very well make the game more profitable of course), but being Swedish I want to believe DICE would do something _just_ for users and not for money. Guess it’s not up to them (or perhaps it is? But I have a feeling EA makes these types of decisions).

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Stardog

    Console games don’t do mods. It hasn’t been a PC series since 2005.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. TheWulf

    @5

    It’s always clear when someone is talking out of their arse. Modifications aren’t about giving a player a clear advantage, and the only way you’d think that is if you’d only ever played WoW on your computer. Mods are about improving upon the base game by removing flaws or providing exciting new content. Look at the DarkMod for Doom III, or Moonpaths for Skyrim, or Project Nevada for New Vegas.

    @6

    Again, it’s clear when someone is talking out of their arse.

    Are you familiar with the Steam Workshop? If not, I’d suggest you look up on it. Publishers have been falling over themselves trying to make their games modifiable just to list them on the Steam Workshop. Why? It makes the games more attractive to PC gamers.

    A lot of the point of having a PC is that the game you buy doesn’t remain the static, flawed, buggy thing it was at purchase. If you compare Fallout: New Vegas on a console, and Fallout: New Vegas on a computer… well, let’s just say that you haven’t played New Vegas until you’ve played it on a computer.

    Mods make everything better. And there are dedicated people out there who love improving upon games and providing new content for existing games. As an example? Fallout 3 is a terrible game, I’m sorry, but it is. However, some of the stories you can enjoy via Fallout 3 because it’s modifiable are fantastic. Puce Moose, for example, is a sublime storyteller.

    Here’s one example of what the Puce Moose has done for Fallout 3.

    And these are experiences you can never have unless you have a PC, because modding isn’t possible on non-PC platforms. It is a culture exclusive to the PC, and as I said, it’s seen a resurgence thanks to the Steam Workshop. It’d be funny for modding to die when it’s more popular now than it has been since the ’90s, now wouldn’t it?

    And you can’t have it.

    I know you’re as envious as fuck of our mods, but you can’t have ‘em.

    Does that bother you so much? If it does, stop trolling and buy a PC.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Yoshi

    Whatever anyone says, the same reasoning for this will be the simple fact that if mod support is available. Modder will be able to recreate DLC maps resulting in people not purchasing DLC so DICE/EA lose out with the extended profits of DLC. Until they find a way to limit this, there won’t be mod support.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. The_Red

    It’s really odd how companies kill features that benefit the life and spread of their games like this. I mean, imagine if Arma 3 had done it. I guess EA doesn’t like having surprise mod successes that lead to more sales (AKA Day Z).

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Ajsman

    Like most of the time Karl is talking PR bullsh*t.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. penniman

    The only way I would have bought the game is if there was a mod support.. Oh well, I have more hope in other First Person Shooters. I just hope that with Battlefront, they will allow mod support.

    #16 2 years ago

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