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Battlefield 3 won't get mod tools

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Battlefield 3 won't get mod tools

While Battlefield 3 is being targeted towards the high-end PC market, developer DICE has made the decision to omit modding tools for the upcoming FPS. “As of now, we are not going to make any modding tools,” DICE's Patrick Söderlund told GameStar (via PC Mag). "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."

The Frostbite engine has been largely praised for producing such impressive visuals for Battlefield 3. Undoubtedly, the enthusiastic modding community would love to get hands on that tech--and it's likely they will, regardless of a release of an officially sanctioned mod tool. For example, the community eventually released new maps for DICE's Mirror's Edge. (Although that title used Unreal Engine 3.) Söderlund's statement seems like an invitation for the community to open up the game. Read more »

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Battlefield 3's multiplayer philosophy explained

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Battlefield 3's multiplayer philosophy explained

Hardcore Battlefield fans will be quick to point out that the series has left its roots in recent years, ignoring the PC, and focusing on more single-player experiences. Battlefield: Bad Company, for example, added a campaign and never even saw a PC release.

Although Battlefield: Bad Company 2's multiplayer was topnotch (and personally, my favorite of recent modern shooters) and it hit PC alongside consoles, the BF series is still missing a few key ingredients that made players fall in love with it back in 2002. Enter Battlefield 3, a game that developer DICE is promising will return the franchise back to the glory of the original Battlefield titles, for the first time in six years. Read more »

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