Battlefield 3: DICE afraid of releasing modding tools

Posted By | On 18th, Aug. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

Battlefield 3 developers DICE have revealed that they are afraid of releasing to gamers because of potential exploits that could break the game.

Earlier they said that the engine was too complex, which could result in a significant learning curve and they didn’t want to release them. Battlefield 2 had significant mod tools but Battlefield 3 won’t get them.

“we’re afraid of all the things that can come with releasing the code,” he said to Gamasutra.

However, if they are planning to release it, they will make sure it is comprehensive.

“If we do mod support, we want to do it really, really well. We are not ready to do this yet,” he revealed.

Do you agree with this? I believe releasing the tools will increase game’s allure, and while the exploits are a good reason to not release them, a little trust can go a long way in getting gamers’ respect.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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  • gazzy

    releasing anything can lead to something bad, but seeing what Bf2 mods are bringing them to BF3 would be great.

  • They ‘might’ release them after the last expansion pack comes out. I know EA is afraid MODs will take away DLC sales. But they couldn’t be more wrong. A great MOD would launch BF3 popularity into the stratosphere.

  • spookyAUS

    They cant even keep us up to date with premium releases,current patch builds or even give us an unbroken product at release. So Dev tools should be on the backburner.

  • BF3 is the biggest realease EA has ever done, anything that might risk them to lose control over the product is not going to happen.


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