The gorgeous upcoming FPS Battlefield 3 has been turning heads with its remarkable visuals and dynamics. Tech savvy gamers probably were most interested in the engine running the title and what they’d do with it when they got their hands on some DICE sanctioned modding software. The answer is, nothing. The developer has revealed that because of the complexity of the Frostbite technology, it will not be implementing modding tools in this title. DICE exec Patrick Söderlund had this to say:
“As of now, we are not going to make any modding tools. 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.”
Now, obviously, those who were tech savvy enough to even be interested in modding won’t be too discouraged by this information. There will be no shortage of unofficial modding software available, and then people will get to see if the whole shindig is as challenging as Mr. Söderlund would have you believe. Battlefield 3 will be available on October 25th for HD consoles and the PC.