Titanfall – No Mod Tools at Launch, Respawn Will “Evaluate” After Release

While Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment will be looking into mod tools for the PC version of their sci-fi shooter, it won’t be happening at launch.

Responding to questions on Twitter, studio head Vince Zampella stated that the studio will only support Titanfall with mod and mapping tools after evaluating the game’s launch.

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Titanfall launches on the PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on March 11.

It was recently discovered that though sniper rifles will be in the game, techniques like “quick scoping and no scoping [will be] ineffective,” according to a Respawn representative.

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  • Mitch

    I doubt they’ll have mod tools. EA = DLC. Mod Tools = Less DLC Sales.

    • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

      battlefield 2 had both: mod tools and 2 expansion packs

      • Mitch

        That’s the old days. If EA can get 10 bucks by fucking people over, they’ll fuck them over twice.

      • DerpSlayer

        Yeah and what year did BF2 come out. That was before the console kiddie plague that destroyed gaming.

        • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

          Nobody destroyed gaming come on. People have always bought expansions to games. Even half life had 2 expansions as well as half life 2
          The only plague of current gen gaming are pre order bonuses and micro transactions

          • Oblivion_Lost667

            Micro transactions for games you already payed for, yeah, those are bad. The pre-order bonuses I really don’t care about, outside of a select few, most of very small additions that don’t matter either way, and aid other businesses in sales.

            But on the other note, we all aided in the deterioration of gaming, with how many people actually buy the micro transactions and are okay with being charged for DLC already on disc/in development when the game’s launched (Mass Effect anyone?), it’s not the ‘kiddie plague’, it’s the gaming community as a whole. And chances are, it’s not going to get any better for quite some time.

    • dpg70

      My thoughts exactly

    • asgaro

      How do people always come up with the “mod tools = less DLC sales” logic??
      It doesn’t make any sense. Do you have any proof to back up this claim?

      • Oblivion_Lost667

        It’s more a hypothesis that most developers use, at least it’s the most likely one that we (most gamers) think they use. If someone develops a weapon pack for BF4 with mod tools, or re-creates an already existing expansion’s weapons themselves, are people as likely to buy the expansions? I’d say no, not if the mods become popular enough that there’s a good number of servers that run them. If someone does a complete overhaul of the game, or does something like Project Reality, and adds more guns than the game+it’s expansions have, are people still as likely to buy the DLC?

        • asgaro

          Hmm, there will always be lots of people who would never play mods so they keep buying DLC. And I don’t think people who like mods would stop buying DLC. The player base of DLC maps will probably be always bigger than mod maps. (Big exception being DayZ which helped ARMA thrive again)
          Project Reality is indeed a AAA quality mod with great maps and weapons, but if that mod would have existed for the BF3 and BF4 game, I think people would still buy Premium…

          The guns? Yes, perhaps people would be less inclined to buy DLC.

          But look at Skyrim: there is a DLC that allows you to build houses and adopt children. That is also available for free with mods. I haven’t heard any bad news regarding low DLC sales, etc…

          I personally think most developers and publishers would allow modding for their games, but its just that they don’t have the time and man power to make proper mod tools with great integration, etc. It’s not a priority anymore. So I personally think that’s the reason.

          • Oblivion_Lost667

            I think as a whole DLC sales wouldn’t be as high, though it’d still prove profitable, but some publishers prefer maximum sales over loyal player base (EA vs. Valve for instance, though I really have nothing against EA for the most part.)

            Though, back on topic of the mod tools, why wouldn’t the Source SDK still function for this game? It runs on the Source engine, so it should still function for the most part the same, unless they REALLY changed some stuff or locked down the ability to mod it.

            • asgaro

              You have a point there!
              Yeah, we’ll see when the game is here and hopefully the PC community presses for a more detailed explanation about why no mod tools.
              But yes, its true EA could be blocking it. Though I still see more benefits to mods in general than negatives, even when looking from a publisher’s perspective with revenue and all: I hope EA can look past it IF that is the reason…

  • pbvider

    I`ve heard this before,oh wait,DICE is that u?
    they are under EA umbrella,they will never release mod tolls,mark this words:NEVER!

    • DerpSlayer

      Well theyre not owned by EA like DICE is. However, these companies dont do mod tools anymore because they dont want to upset console players by giving PC something that console can’t use.

      So much money is on the line with these AAA titles that maintaining feature parity between platforms is apparently a big deal in order to avoid tears from whiny CoD babies.

      • KennyKyle

        They are EA my friend

        • DerpSlayer

          :facedesk: Better do your research and see who actually owns Respawn, hint its not EA.

          • KennyKyle

            You know what, i just did my research and guess what, it requires origin to play it on pc and origin is from who? EA. Please go away before you die of embarrassment.

  • James K

    Probably never in other words.

  • TheGamerBeast

    it sounds weird to ask this but i really wanna know what is mod tools please??

    • Mitch

      Tools so the community can make their own things, like maps and modes.

  • Leon

    “Evaluate” translates to “there will be no mods”, of course. Bait and switch. Would cost too much time and resources. Would take money away from DLCs.

  • blondbassist

    Sounds like Something DICE would say to sell more copies of the game.

  • Tank Buster

    no surprise here