Underestimating the internet is never a particularly strong decision. Unfortunately, that’s precisely what EA seems to be doing in regards to the highly anticipated title, Battlefield 3, on the PC.
When asked directly by GameStar about the possibility of mods for the upcoming game, EA Senior Vice President Patrick Söderlund responded by stating that there are currently no plans to release Battlefield 3 modding tools–largely due to the complexity of the Frostbite engine. Söderlund claimed that it would simply be too difficult for people to create mods with aspects of the engine such as destruction and complicated level design.
As you can imagine, the modding community isn’t entirely thrilled by this response from EA, as it essentially insults their intelligence.