And what is this we’re hearing? I thought Battlefield 4 was all about bringing the great Battlefield 2 era back, with the Commander mode and yes, mod tools.
Speaking with PC Gamer, DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson said that the new Battlefield 4 will not have support for any sort of mod.
The news might come as a reminder for Battlefield 3 players who since day one have been asking extensively for a mod tool kit. All those statements that we heard from DICE for Battlefield 3 can now be heard for the fourth installment as well. It’s like a broken record playing repeatedly.
When asked for mod support with Battlefield 3, DICE said that they didn’t currently have any plans but perhaps soon things would change. They didn’t and now with the fourth installment being released DICE is saying the same stuff all over again.
“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.”
“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 releases for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in October this year. The next-gen versions will be released later.