DICE executive patrick Soderlund told German magazine GameStar that there are currently no plans to release the modding tools for Battlefield 3. Interestingly enough, the reason he gave was, the power of the Frostbite 2 engine makes it difficult to tweak.
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.
This isn’t what many PC gamers and modders were looking forward to, hopefully DICE executives will change their decision and release the official modding tools for the game. Historically speaking, the lack of official mod support hasn’t been able to stop the fans to make some new additions to the game.
For now, we can only hope DICE will change its decision at some point. I think the community at large will appreciate that decision. DICE has developed the Frostbite 2 engine, they should be able to find a way difficulties to release the tools that would be user-friendly. Don’t ya think ?
Thanks. PC Gamer