DICE: No Battlefield 3 Mod Support, Frostbite Engine Too “Complex”

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Mighty BOB!

Too complicated my ass.  Either they are severely underestimating the abilities of their fans (unlikely) or they just don't want people poking around in the engine (which is either for trade secret junk, or because Frostbite might have a terrible back-end, which I doubt).. well I guess it could also be because they have to pay the engineers to code up SDK tools and don't want to spend the money on it even though it will dramatically increase the life cycle of their game.

In the unlikely event that it is actually the former and not the latter, then that would mean they have never looked at the creations of their own fan base or at moddb.com.  I happen to work with people who make mods that look as good as BF3 as a hobby in their spare time.  EA's explanation of "complexity" is a thin veneer that is weakly disguising some other reason.

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Vano

Oh, wow, and they just insulted us! "You are too stupid to understand how all this works"

 

F.YOU, EA!

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Nimrod

Ill buy the game as soon as its ava on TPB. Cracked servers will be up and running within a month.

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Holly Golightly

How unfortunate that they underestimate their own users' knowledge.

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jnwoll

I was hoping the modders at Nations at War would be able to put their twist to this.  Oh well.  I hope it's good.  NAW certainly made BF2 incredible. 

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Antherz

I think EA is more afraid a modder will out do the actual design team use thier own engine...EA likes being the King..which is why it's buying so many game companies. It doesn't like to be upshowed. But i agree with the trade secret comment. and I don't care still gonna buy the game =)

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lunchbox73

Meh, don't care.

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chronium

It just means modders are going to have to hack the game to make their mods. I don't by the "complex" excuse but I would have believed them if they said they wanted to keep their engine a trade secret for EA and the other games that are going to be using it.

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Mighty BOB!

This.

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AETAaAS

I point the finger at consoles...

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kixofmyg0t

Why? Consoles never get mods anyway...

 

DICE is clearly pointing the finger at the PC gaming crowd, since it's such an "elite" bunch DICE has basically said "nopes, PC gamers are n00b's kthxbie"

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AETAaAS

This could just be me being cynical, but its exactly for the reason you mentioned. Because console gamers don't expect mods, EA thinks "why bother developing modding tools when people will buy BF3 with or without it?"

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kevaskous

LOL Arma, 'nough said about "complex"

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